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ONA, Poynter Build Leadership Academy for Women

November 20, 2014 | By admin

girl with computerTwo leading journalism organizations are teaming up to develop a free academy for women to teach them about digital media and technology.

The Online News Association, a nonprofit membership organization for digital journalists, and Ponynter Institute, a nonprofit school for journalism located in St. Petersburg, Florida, are working together to offer an intensive, tuition-free leadership program that addresses the unique needs of women in digital media.

The ONA-Poynter Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media will open in April 2015. The program is an intensive four-and-a-half day course that will teach women about the business of journalism, leadership style, newsroom culture, and entrepreneurship. One-on-one coaching will also be available for selected attendees.

“You don’t have to look far to see the impassioned conversations around women advancing in digital media culture,” said ONA Executive Director Jane McDonnell.

Poynter President Tim Franklin added that the program aims “to increase the opportunities for women and to grow their numbers in leadership positions.”

To know more, read here.

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