Journalism Students: Apply NOW to Work in Newsroom at Online News Assn Conference in Philly in August

Apply to be an ONA23
Student Newsroom journalist or mentor

Up to 20 students who are passionate about digital media and eager to build their skills and experience will be selected to join this year’s Student Newsroom and Innovation Lab. The newsroom is a unique opportunity to report on industry trends, experiment with new tools and receive guidance from experienced mentors to bring project ideas to life.

Selected undergraduate and graduate students will receive a paid trip to the 2023 Online News Conference in Philadelphia (#ONA23), plus complimentary ONA23 passes and tickets to the 2023 Online Journalism Awards Ceremony. Apply by April 20

Check out some of the student work from ONA22 in Los Angeles.

Are you a journalism educator or experienced journalist? Consider serving as a volunteer mentor to the next generation of journalists in the 2023 Student Newsroom. Apply to be a mentor by April 20.

The Student Newsroom and Innovation Lab is supported by the TEGNA Foundation.

Digital Journalism Training Series Offered April 19, May 3 and June 14 from Online News Association

The Online News Association (ONA) is partnering with Microsoft to hold a special training series, from April – June 2022, on a variety of topics designed for new professionals in the digital journalism field.

  • The first session will take place on Tuesday, April 19th at 3:00 p.m. EDT and will touch on The Future of Text-to-Speech in Journalism featuring Microsoft’s Deb Adeogba. Link to the registration page here.
  • The second training will take place on May 3rd at 3:00 p.m. EDT and will focus on Telling a Story with Data “In this session, we’ll start with data from the CDC, and look at what we can learn state-by-state. We’ll analyze the data in the free version of Excel, write and edit a story about it in the free version of Word, post that story to a WordPress blog, and share that content out to Microsoft Start, exposing our story to potentially more than a billion readers.” Link to the registration page here
  • The last session will take place on June 14th and will feature Devna Shukla who will be discussing her broadcast experience with Anderson Cooper,  larger publisher trends and overall media diversity efforts. Link to the registration page here.

Send any questions to Diana López, Program Coordinator at 

Volunteer at the Online News Association Conference for Free Admittance

The Online News Association Conference, ONA20, is virtual this year and students can apply to volunteer to get the two weeks of programming for free. The conference will run from Oct. 1-16 and they are accepting applications on a rolling basis from now until the start of the conference. Apply early for your best chance!

They have a variety of roles available. They’re recruiting volunteers to help lead compelling conversations in session chats, staff the virtual help desk, welcome attendees at virtual receptions and help with some production and design tasks.

They are specifically looking for volunteers with experience in audio production, video production, newsletters, live coverage on Twitter and Instagram, writing, curation and more.

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