ONA Weekly #485: Building An Inclusive Community For Science Journalists

By on November 1, 2023

Building an inclusive community for science journalists

This year we have had the honor and privilege of celebrating Siri Carpenter as the latest recipient of the ONA Community Award for her work as Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Open Notebook (TON). The ONA Community Award recognizes a person, small team or community that has created inclusive working environments that enable colleagues to deliver game-changing journalism. Honorees are selected from a pool of nominations by ONA members.

We recently caught up with Siri to discuss TON’s approach to community building and the lessons she has learned along the way. Read the Q&A to learn how TON has catalyzed positive change for science journalism.

ONA Slack tip: Roll call

A few dozen new people have joined the ONA Slack community in recent weeks. If you’re a longtime member who has been lurking for awhile, now is a great time to visit the #roll-call channel to (re)introduce yourself.

Reminder: Broadcast professionals meetup Nov. 8

We are excited to gather professionals working at the intersection of broadcast journalism and audience engagement for a virtual meetup next Wednesday, Nov. 8. This is a participatory event, not a webinar or presentation; come ready to share an idea or two from your work and expertise. We will facilitate a series of breakout conversations to surface practical insights and resources and connect attendees with potential collaborators, mentors and colleagues.

Tickets for this networking event are $25 or free for ONA members. ONA membership is open to professionals who produce journalism or support news teams, academics, students and anyone interested to sustain our mission of inspiring innovation and excellence in the industry.

Career opportunities

ONA’s Career Center is an excellent resource for jobs, fellowships and internships in digital journalism. Recent postings include:

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Dozens of technology companies, foundations, consultants and journalism organizations contribute to ONA’s mission throughout the year. Explore our Industry Directory to discover new tools and potential partners, or learn how to get listed.

Support ONA

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