ONA Weekly 130

By on October 26, 2016

 ONA Weekly No. 130

Elevating VR in your storytelling

“Let’s be real: There’s a lot of gimmicky content right now. That means there’s an opportunity for true storytellers — ahem, us — to elevate this technology into a medium for engaging storytelling.” Robert Hernandez, ONA Board member and USC Annenberg professor, shares why and how journalists can start producing 360 journalism.

Apply for ONA’s Women’s Leadership Accelerator

Calling all digital women leaders! We’re accepting applications for the Women’s Leadership Accelerator until Nov. 15. This transformative program is aimed at women leading innovation in digital media. Many thanks to Google for providing additional support and for helping us connect 30+ women from the 2015 and 2016 cohorts at ONA16 in Denver.

Meet us in New Orleans

ONA Local is launching in New Orleans next month with a Lightning Talks event highlighting the best in local journalism innovation. Spread the word with your friends in New Orleans, and if you’re in town, join us at the ByWater Institute on Nov. 17 to talk about inspiring digital projects!

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!

Apply for NPR’s Story Lab Workshop

Audio producers, apply for the NPR Story Lab workshop by Nov. 16. The free workshop features three days of training, brainstorming, project planning and networking at NPR’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. Participants will also be considered for a piloting agreement with the NPR Story Lab. Any teams selected for a piloting agreement will receive additional support and up to $10,000 to help develop the project.

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:

Recruiters + fellowship directors: Have a job? Use code “SR83N8HC” when you check out for 20% off any single, 3-, 5- job packs or a featured job listing now through Nov. 1.

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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