ONA Weekly 128

By on October 12, 2016

 ONA Weekly No. 128

Join ONA in Miami for free training!

ONA South Florida is organizing a regional workshop open to journalists, editors and all members of the community. Join us on Saturday, Nov. 12, for the Digital Storytelling Workshop, where we’ll cover data visualization, the best apps to add to your reporting toolkit, creating mobile video, product management and more.

Meet our 2017 Board of Directors

The results are in! Congratulations to the candidates elected to ONA’s Board of Directors! We’re thrilled to welcome Imaeyen Ibanga, Web/Video Producer at NBC News, and Elite Truong, Product Manager, Partner Platforms at Vox Media, Inc. And we’re honored to continue to work with re-elected members: Board President Joshua Hatch, Vice President Mandy Jenkins, Greg Linch, Secretary Benét Wilson and Jose Zamora. Many thanks to outgoing Board members Jody Brannon, Robert Hernandez and Jim Roberts, all of whom have dedicated years of service to the community.

Updates from our Legal Affairs Committee, supporting journalists’ rights

In August and September:

  • We strongly condemned the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) attempts to control and punish reporters by not allowing them to report independently on FDA news that comes under the “close hold” embargo.
  • We joined a brief supporting Greenpeace in its SLAPP motion to dismiss a suit brought against it by Resolute Forest Products, a timber company based in Canada; a brief challenging an argument that only New Jersey citizens should have standing to submit requests under NJ’s freedom of information law; and Microsoft’s challenge to the Department of Justice’s use of gag orders.
  • We joined a brief supporting the appeal of a New York Times reporter, Frances Robles, from an order requiring her to testify and provide notes from her interviews with the jailed murder suspect in the “Baby Hope” case.
  • We joined an appeal concerning a request for access under New York’s Freedom of Information Law to a summary of complaints against New York Police Department Officer Daniel Pantaleo, who placed Eric Garner in a fatal chokehold in 2013.

Learn more about ONA’s legal work on behalf of the digital journalism community.

Upcoming Events:

ONA Local groups regularly host events and meetups for digital journalists all over the world. Find a group near you or get in touch if you’re interested in starting an ONA Local group!

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:

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.