ONA Weekly #498: Monthly Gathering For AI Practitioners In Journalism

By on February 7, 2024

Save the dates: The 2024 Online News Association Conference (ONA24) is happening Sept. 18-21 in Atlanta.

Monthly gathering for AI practitioners in journalism

ONA’s new AI Innovator Collaborative kicks off Tuesday, Feb. 13, with the first monthly meetup. We created this space for ONA members who are working with AI tools in newsrooms to meet peers, exchange ideas, get feedback and try something new. The collaborative meets virtually on the second Tuesday each month, and members have access to a Slack channel to keep in touch between the live meetups. Sign up now to join the collaborative.

To learn about partnership opportunities with ONA’s AI in Journalism Initiative, contact Hanaa Rifaey, Head of Strategic Partnerships, at hanaa@journalists.org.

Spotlight on the “sustainability” labels for forestry products

We recently caught up with ICIJ member and reporter Scilla Alecci about Deforestation Inc., a global investigation into environmental audits that won the Explanatory Reporting, Small Newsroom, category in the 2023 Online Journalism Awards. Scilla led a team that spanned 28 countries over nine months. Read more in our latest OJAs winner Q&A.


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Upcoming events

Career opportunities

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

For ONA members: If you are looking for a new opportunity, complete this form for a chance to be featured in an upcoming edition of Office Hours, ONA’s Linkedin newsletter about careers in journalism.

On our radar

The AI in Journalism Initiative is just getting started. Sign up for AI program-specific updates. Plus, reply to this email about the opportunities you’re looking for, to help inform the programming and resources we offer throughout 2024.
  • What AI tools would you be eager to try out, with some hands-on guidance, during an AI Mini Lab session?
  • Whose perspective needs to be amplified in the discussion about AI in journalism?

Support ONA

There are many ways to help sustain ONA’s mission to drive innovation in digital journalism: