A Brief Blog Profile: ONA Issues
by Thomas Hynes
ONA Issues is a blog about the "conversations vital to digital journalists." And whether you like it or not, just about every journalist is a digital journalist. We may yearn for the days of ink and paper, but those are not necessarily the days ahead of us. It's important, however, to take the best practices and trusted ethical code of journalism with us as we move into the digital era. The same stringent process of vetting should apply to the screen as it does to the page.
You would have had to have been living under a rock to not know that the worlds of journalism and media are changing. ONA Issues is a great place to read about those changes. For instance, this post points out how more and more women are moving to the tech world. And since this is a digital new source, they use an infographic to get this point across. (Honestly. Who doesn't love infographics??) This post covers the recent breakdown in contract negotiations at The New York Times. And this post offers some tips on how to break through creative block.
And these are just a few examples of how valuable ONA issues is. Read the blog and see for yourself how valuable it is. (I do.) And that's not bound to change any time soon. As journalism takes on a greater digital presence the value of this blog will only grow and grow.