Online News Association Conference 2015

Programs

The ONA Women’s Leadership Accelerator will offer a weeklong forum for networking, as well as classes that will feature digital journalism and technology headliners and encourage open, candid discussion. Participants will leave with strong skills and a built-in support system for the future.

The goal of the $1M Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education is to hack the journalism curriculum using customized versions of the teaching hospital model. The fund supports universities to partner with news organizations, and explore new ways of providing information to their local communities.

Each year, ONA awards Fellowships in the name of the late MJ Bear, a much-loved ONA founding member, to three stand-out journalists under age 30 — two in the United States or Canada and one international, in partnership with MSN International — whose innovative work in independent, community and corporate news represents the best of new media.

Make connections, share resources and showcase talent in your area — global or regional — with ONA Local. Organizers host professional development events for journalists and technology innovators. Join a group near you.

The AP-Google Journalism and Technology Scholarship Program, which ended with our last class in 2014, fostered new journalism skills in undergraduate and graduate students developing projects at the intersection of journalism and technology.