SOURCE: Online News Association

Online News Association

Online News Association

May 18, 2010 15:22 ET

Online News Association Receives $20,000 Harnisch Foundation Grant for Journalism Training

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - May 18, 2010) -  The Online News Association, the world's largest membership organization of digital journalists, today announced a $20,000 grant from the The Harnisch Foundation to build on professional development for its members.

The funding enables ONA to expand its trainings and events for digital journalists held nationally and overseas and to put more resources toward current member trainings, meet-ups and workshops in cities like Seattle, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., London and Toronto.

ONA holds events and training tailored specifically to the needs of corporate, independent, community and non-profit media, as well as bloggers and entrepreneurs. Trainers include leaders in their fields, covering the latest in multimedia, blogging, mobile, legal and business issues, curating social networks and finding a niche on the web.

"With tumultuous changes in the business models that have supported journalism for decades, we recognize that ONA is uniquely positioned to help journalists continue to produce high-quality, ethically gathered information of importance to us all," said Ruth Ann Harnisch, President of the Harnisch Foundation.

"One of our most important goals is to make sure journalists have the tools and training they need to do their jobs," said ONA Board President Christine Montgomery. "This generous funding will help us organize and focus our professional development planning to bring more resources directly to journalists around the world."

The Online News Association is the world's largest association of online journalists. Founded in 1999, ONA's mission is to inspire innovation and excellence among journalists to better serve the public. The membership includes news writers, producers, designers, editors, bloggers, technologists, photographers and others who produce news for the Internet or other digital delivery systems, as well as academic members and others interested in the development of online journalism. ONA also hosts the annual Online News Association annual conference and administers the Online Journalism Awards.

Since 1998, The Harnisch Foundation has been a catalyst for sustainable social change, funding and implementing innovation in the fields of philanthropy, coaching and journalism.

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:
    Jane McDonnell
    Executive Director
    Online News Association
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