ONA Weekly #518: Let’s Honor The Community Builders In Journalism — Nominate By July 17!

By on June 26, 2024

We’re headed to Atlanta for ONA24, Sept. 18–21, to celebrate 25 years of connecting the leading innovators in digital journalism. Register for your conference pass today.

Honoring community builders in journalism

ONA members: It’s time to submit your nominations for the 2024 ONA Community Award, our annual recognition of an individual or small team that has made significant contributions in creating inclusive communities and workplaces that enable journalists to do their best work. Tell us about your colleagues who often work behind the scenes and go above and beyond to foster a strong sense of belonging and inclusion within the digital journalism community. Nominations are due Wednesday, July 17.

Learn more: Get to know 2023 honoree Siri Carpenter and how she has created an inclusive and resource-rich community for science journalists through The Open Notebook.

Make the most of GA4

We’re partnering with News Revenue Hub to bring you the much-requested follow up to February’s webinar on Google Analytics 4 (recording available). On Thursday, June 27, 2 p.m. EDT, the Hub’s Sophie Ho, Director of Product and Insights, and Abbey Gringas, Director of Consulting Services, will lead a 60-minute session to build on that guidance and help you use GA4 to its fullest potential. Register now and be sure to add notes on the questions you’re most curious about or need the most support.

New training: How to identify AI-generated images

We’ve added a session to our mini series exploring visual journalism and AI. Join Patrick Dell, Senior Visuals Editor for The Globe and Mail, on July 23 to learn strategies for spotting AI-generated visuals and verify media. This training session is open to all. Tickets are free for ONA members and $25 for non-members.

Mark your calendar

Career opportunities

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

What we’re watching in AI tech

  • Microsoft’s star AI chief peers into OpenAI’s code, highlighting an unusual rivalry
  • Indian election was awash in deepfakes – but AI was a net positive for democracy
  • Sam Altman says OpenAI could become a for-profit meaning it could eventually IPO
  • YouTube will soon introduce updates that inform viewers when the content they’re seeing is synthetic. They are also requiring creators to disclose when they’ve created altered or synthetic content that is realistic, including using AI tools. 
  • OpenAI’s former chief scientist, Ilya Sutskever, is launching Safe Superintelligence Inc., an AI startup that will prioritize safety over “commercial pressures.”

Support ONA

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