Explore what ONA has to offer online

By Nicole Garner

While the student leaders at ONA Mizzou strive to bring you a variety of resources, our parent organization, the Online News Association, is a resource in itself. After all, its the reason we're a club!

ONA offers a plethora of Web resources that are well-worth exploring, from ethics and issues discussions, to examples of great online news, to networks for Web journalists. Here are a few ways to learn more about ONA and what it provides.

Get to know ONA on Facebook
If you're a college student, you can't deny the amount of time you spend of Facebook. Why not jazz up your news feed by adding a little ONA? Check out ONA's page and "like" it to stay current with the organization and online news.

Explore ONA on Twitter
ONA Mizzou's Twitter account, run by social media coordinator Andrew Gibson, works to be a source for interesting and important news sources. ONA's Twitter account is quite similar, providing links to interesting and unique Web stories, discussions about new tools for journalists and organizational news.

Have online discussions via Tumblr
ONA opens the virtual floor for discussion with their ONA Issues page. Do you question something about the field or media issues? ONA Issues is the place to voice your opinion and participate in interactive discussions. Furthermore, the page acts as a news source for items that affect how journalists do their jobs online.

Network with ONA in person
It's almost time to register for the 2012 ONA Conference! This year's conference will be held Sept. 20-22 in San Francisco. Registration for ONA members begins April 10. But know that registration rates do increase closer to the conference date.

If you're interested in going, make reservations as soon as possible. ONA's last five conferences have sold out. For more conference information or to check out rates (Pst! There's a reduced student rate!).

As always, the ONA Mizzou team would like to remind you that you, too, can become an official member of the Online News Association. To do so or for more information about membership, check out ONA's membership page.

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