ONA Weekly #120

By on August 17, 2016

 ONA Weekly No. 120

New leadership training for women in media

We’re thrilled to announce that, thanks to a generous grant from the Dow Jones Foundation, ONA will launch the Women’s Leadership Accelerator, immersive training for exceptional women journalists and technologist in digital media, and our next iteration of the popular Women’s Leadership Academy. The Accelerator will encourage open, candid discussion and networking, and provide participants with strong skills and a built-in support system for the future.

Get inspired by the OJA16 finalists

We congratulate all of the 2016 Online Journalism Awards finalists, announced yesterday. Check out the stellar output by more than 70 newsrooms — the range of projects demonstrate an increased industry focus on creating work for distinct digital platforms. The winners will be announced Sept. 17 at the Online News Association Conference and Awards (ONA16) in Denver.

Upcoming Events:

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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:

Legal Workshop and Editorial Roundtable

Are you a a freelancer, blogger or other independent journalist working without the benefit of a legal department? The Media Law Resource Center will present a low-cost, one-day workshop for you Tuesday, Sept. 20, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the National Press Club, Washington, D.C., to empower you to do your best work without fear of legal consequences. Leading media attorneys will address libel, privacy, newsgathering and FOIA, copyright and digital law, followed by a roundtable of prominent journalists discussing career paths and story pitches. Admission is $20 and includes a light breakfast and lunch. Register online here.

What We’re Reading

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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.