These are difficult times in the world and the digital journalism community is needed more than ever. ONA is offering support to the journalism community among the uncertainty we are all facing.
ONA CEO Irving Washington joined a panel of leaders from top professional journalism organizations on April 8, 2020, in a webinar hosted by the Power Shift Project. Freedom Forum fellow … Read more.
Navigating hiring freezes. Drawing lessons from previous crisis responses. Sharing strategies for journalism educators and managing learning outcomes from a distance. These are just three of the challenges we are … Read more.
We are all navigating uncertainty together, both professionally and personally, and those lines are increasingly blurred. I’m still finding my own groove working from home, and making sure my teams … Read more.
The world’s in crisis — here’s what we learned from checking in with the digital journalism community
Given the upheaval caused by the CONVID-19 pandemic, I’ve started every call for the past several weeks with a pointed, “How are you? Really?” I’ve received refreshingly candid answers from … Read more.
The first ONA program tailored to this period of social distancing features a collection of virtual discussion groups that connect and mobilize the digital journalism community. Participation is open to all and sign-ups are open.
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COVID-19 Solutions Journalism Grants
Solutions Journalism Network • Apr. 22, 2020
Facebook Journalism Project COVID-19 Local News Relief Fund
Facebook Journalism Project • Apr. 7, 2020
Journalism Emergency Relief Fund
Google News Initiative • Due Apr. 29, 2020
ONA Conference Resources
It’s impossible to deny that things have changed—a lot. Much of the world’s media is operating from their living rooms, beds and makeshift home offices. Some are still staffing production … Learn about this subject.
Few professions are in such need of self-care as journalism, a snake pit of digital over-stimulation, vicarious trauma and financial insecurity. Attend this training and learn how to unplug, check-in, … Learn about this subject.
Notable figures, like all of us, exhibit specific, personalized behavior online, creating internet footprints visible to anyone via ethical and public digital sleuthing. Join this session to learn how to … Learn about this subject.
After years of exposure to graphic imagery, social reporting pioneer Andy Carvin confronted the consequences of his PTSD diagnosis, radically changing how he approached reporting and trained staff. In this … Learn about this subject.
Newsrooms large and small are saddled with confusing workarounds, outmoded processes and silos incubating miscommunication. Join this session to acquire tools and tactics to make meaningful change to editorial workflow, … Learn about this subject.
Your biggest night of the year may be planned, like an awards show or election, or unplanned, like a natural disaster or political scandal. In either case, high-pressure, high-visibility events … Learn about this subject.
Technology is only half the battle in managing a staff and workflow across time zones, languages, physical space and geographic boundaries. We’ll talk with newsroom managers who are successfully working … Learn about this subject.
Disasters, emergencies and other rapidly developing stories require fragmented information flows to be coordinated, verified and contextualized. Join this crucial conversation to learn how news publications, digital platforms and third-party … Learn about this subject.
COVID-19 coverage and ethics
SciLine COVID-19 live Q&As with scientsts, resources and Expert Matching Service
AAAS SciLine • Ongoing
Climate, Environment Stories Abound in COVID-19 Rescue Bill
Society of Environmental Journalists • Apr. 8, 2020
County-by-county confirmed U.S. case tracker
InvestigateTV (Gray Television) • Ongoing
Reporting and COVID-19: A webinar series for journalists
Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma • Mar. 24–Apr. 30, 2020
Covering COVID-19: Webinars with experts (in English and Spanish, with archives)
International Center for Journalists • March – April, 2020
Covering coronavirus newsletter
National Press Club Journalism Institute
The newsroom guide to COVID-19
News Nerdery Slack • March 2020
Covering coronavirus: an online course for journalists
First Draft • Apr. 1, 2020
RSF launches Tracker 19 to track Covid-19’s impact on press freedom
Reporters Without Borders • March 31, 2020
How journalists are working together to cover the COVID-19 pandemic
Center for Cooperative Media • Mar 16, 2020
Covering COVID-19 and the coronavirus: 5 tips from a Harvard epidemiology professor
Journalist’s Resource • March 6, 2020
Reframe: Reporting on coronavirus
Resolve Philly • March 2020
Safety Advisory: Covering the coronavirus outbreak
Committee to Protect Journalists • Feb. 10, 2020
Ways to Uphold Your Diversity and Inclusivity Values During COVID-19
Source • April 16, 2020
Fathm, supported by Google News Initiative • April 2020
Self care, mental health and support
Mental health for journalists and media people webinars
National Association of Hispanic Journalists
National Association for Black Journalists
Native American Journalists Association • March 31, 2020
Pandemic pantry: a list for eating well with humble ingredients
Tree hugger • March 11, 2020
Resources for teaching remotely
Student Press Law Center
Revenue, fundraising and grants
How to minimize the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on your media business
Media Development Investment Fund
COVID-19 emergency fund for journalists
National Geographic • Rolling deadline
SAJA-economic hardship project reporting grants to support freelance journalists covering the coronavirus outbreak and its impacts
South Asian Journalists Association • Application deadline April 15, 2020
International Women’s Media Foundation
COVID-19 webinars and roundtables
Institute for Nonprofit News
Fund for Investigative Journalism announces coronavirus rolling grant
Fund for Investigative Journalism • Rolling deadline
The New Mexico Local News Fund is making available emergency grants for journalists impacted by COVID-19
New Mexico Local News Fund • Rolling deadline
Coronavirus news collaboration challenge
Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
Grants for independent writers
How to manage your local news business in the face of a pandemic
Local Independent Online News Publishers