ONA - Online News Association

01/14/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/14/2020 14:30

ONA Local expands to Spain, Hong Kong and other cities

We're excited to announce the latest groups and their organizers to join ONA Local, expanding the program's reach both in the U.S. and worldwide. The new or rebooted groups are in Lyon, Tampa Bay, the Twin Cities, Hong Kong, Spain and Columbia.

ONA Local is a global network of more than 100 volunteer organizers hosting networking and training events for local journalism and technology communities. These collaborative and resource-sharing groups help to connect digital journalism professionals in their cities so that they can push forward innovation in local media.

Recent events planned by the ONA Local network include a tutorial on digital security for journalists in Detroit, a women's leadership workshop in South Florida and a training session on discovering and countering disinformation in St. Louis. ONA Local organizers also receive leadership training designed to help them lead innovation in their newsrooms and more broadly in local journalism communities, including building a volunteer team, hosting events and developing effective partnerships.

New and rebooted groups in 2020

Organizer: Thomas Seymat

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Organizers: Timothy Fanning and Gabrielle Calise

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Organizers: Thomas Horgen, Hannah Sayle and Torey Van Oot

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Organizer: Rachel Blundy

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Organizer: José Manuel Noguera-Vivo

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Organizers: Kirstin Pellizzaro and Laura Smith

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Don't see your city on this list? ONA Local is in more than 60 cities and college campuses around the world, find a group near you.