ONA Weekly #118

By on August 3, 2016

 ONA Weekly No. 118

Tips on audience engagement and video

We’ve pulled together audio, presentations and more from ONACamp Toronto, which focused on how journalists can better connect to their audiences. Learn how Racked and Rogers Media are using engagement editors, how NowThis attracts 2.3 billion views without a website, how to verify content on social media from Buzzfeed, and more in our roundup post of resources from ONACamp Toronto.

Meet ONA Local: Ian Hill

“Every day I’m discovering new stories through social media and I’m working to use new and different tools to connect audiences to those stories,” says ONA Sacramento’s Ian Hill. In our latest Meet ONA Local interview, Ian tells us how he used Facebook Live to send out an Amber Alert, reaching more than 1.1 million users.

Seeking media leaders for ONA Board

Help lead ONA and develop a new generation of digital journalism leaders. We’re looking for digital media leaders to join ONA’s Board of Directors and there are seven seats open for election. Participation on the ONA Board of Directors is a unique opportunity to help guide the world’s largest organization of digital journalists in building a stronger industry. Nominations are due August 14.

Upcoming Events:

Jobs for journalists

Whether you’re focused on getting a new job right now or just interested in seeing what opportunities are out there, ONA’s Career Center is an excellent resource for journalism jobs. It’s free for job seekers to browse. Recent postings include:

Summer Career Center discount

Have a position, fellowship or other opportunity you’d like to get in front of the ONA community? Use code “36F7UK9D” for 20% off any one, three, or five pack of 30-day listings in ONA’s Career Center through Aug. 10. ONA members get additional discounts.

What We’re Reading

Some recent posts we’ve highlighted on the ONA Issues Tumblr:

Have an outstanding article on digital journalism issues to share with us? Tweet it with #ONAissues.

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Jennifer Mizgata

Jennifer Mizgata

Jennifer is a communications and social media strategist dedicated to public service. Jennifer leads communications and social media strategy for ONA, the largest association of digital journalists. Jennifer manages social media for the organization and the annual conference, leads the organization’s email strategy, writes and curates content for the ONA Issues Tumblr, and works closely with the digital team to produce content for journalists.org.