Get involved with the Online News Association at Mizzou

By Cole Kennedy
ONA Mizzou chats with BuzzFeed staffer Dan Oshinsky
(Photo credit: ONA Mizzou)
The start of a new school year is upon us, and with that, another semester full of innovative Online News Association programming on campus. Our organization is dedicated to increasing the understanding of digital media and how the tools offered on the Web can help journalists do their jobs. Through the speakers the student leaders work to bring to campus and the other events we host, we hope students will be able to network and discuss the future of news.

The first opportunity new students will have to get involved with ONA is at the Fall Welcome for New Journalism Students on August 28 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Reynolds Journalism Institute. Fall Welcome will have hosts from just about every student club involved with the School of Journalism, and the ONA Mizzou student leaders will be present to answer questions and meet fellow students. Oh, and we couldn't forget to mention that there will be plenty of Tiger Stripe ice cream on hand for attendees.

Our first event will likely happen some time in September, where you'll have a chance to better get to know the ONA student leaders, as well as discuss contemporary issues facing the journalism world.

One of the other organizations that you'll be able to see at the Fall Welcome is the National Association of Black Journalists. ONA is working together with NABJ to present a panel at its annual UNITY conference in November.

Speaking of staying tuned, what good would ONA be as a digital journalism club if we weren't active on social media? In order to stay in the loop, follow @ONAMizzou on Twitter and like us on Facebook.  If you ever miss a meeting, or just want to catch up and see what we're all about, check out our YouTube channel.

Also, as classes start and the student leaders get back into their routines, keep an eye on this blog for updates about upcoming events and the world of digital journalism. We're always looking for guest blog contributors, so if you have an idea for a post about the news industry's digital shift, shoot an email to if you're interested.

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