ONA Opportunity

Folks —

I’m forwarding an email I received from the Online News Association…this is a pretty good opportunity:

Applications are now open for the ONA10 Student Newsroom at the Online News Association’s annual conference, Oct. 28-30, in Washington, D.C.

All college/university students actively pursuing a degree in journalism or producing digital media as of the conference dates are eligible. ONA membership is not required. Approximately 20 students will be invited to join the student newsroom, and a wait list will be maintained. Application deadline is Midnight PT, April 16.

The ONA10 Student Newsroom immerses college students in a digital media environment by providing hands-on experience producing content for the ONA10 website — ONAConference.org — before and during the conference, under the guidance of professional mentors. Students also have the opportunity to attend sessions led by experts in digital journalism, network with attendees and acquire and flex new digital media skills.

Students selected will receive free conference registration and meals, entry to the Online Journalism Awards banquet and reimbursement for parking and local public transportation. Lodging is at each student’s expense, but ONA will provide roommate matching for out-of-town participants at the conference hotel, the Marriott Renaissance. Students are responsible for transportation beyond what is outlined above.

In return, students must commit to attending all three days of the conference and will be expected to be at the conference venue early Thursday morning, Oct. 28, for coverage planning, newsroom set-up and training activities.

TO APPLY: Complete the ONA10 Student Newsroom Application using the latest version of Adobe Reader. Ensure information has been saved in the form before submitting.

Email the application, a letter of recommendation (from a faculty advisor), resume and relevant links to Sara Kelly and Lynne Perri, Student Newsroom Chairs, at ONA10newsroom@journalists.org. Subject line: ONA Student Newsroom Application – [last name].

Application deadline is Midnight PT, April 16.

QUESTIONS? Direct any questions to ONA10newsroom@journalists.org.

Joshua Hatch, ONA10 Co-Chair
Amy Eisman, ONA10 Co-Chair
Jane McDonnell, ONA Executive Director

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