The Pipeline Isn't the Problem: How to Hire Better in 2022

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The Pipeline Isn't the Problem: How to Hire Better in 2022

A collaborative workshop for newsroom hiring managers, recruiters and staff members who want to make journalism hiring practices better.

By Online News Association

When and where

Date and time

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 · 11am - 12:30pm PDT



About this event

Join the Online News Association for a workshop on how to make your hiring practices more equitable and effective in 2022.

The “pipeline problem” has always been an excuse for organizations who haven't developed strong, diverse candidate pools. It’s time to hold up the mirror and examine the journalism industry's hiring practices through the lens of inclusivity, diversity and belonging.

In this session, Media Bridge Partners' Hannah Wise and John Davidow will lead us as we collectively unpack this non-existent problem. Together, we will build a toolkit to help you and your organization name these imaginary obstacles and come up with simple steps to overcome them.

Lastly, we’ll harness the collective wisdom of session attendees to come up with an anti-racist "hiring dos and don'ts" list to bring back to our newsrooms.

This event will be participatory — not a webinar — so expect to have the chance to contribute to the conversation throughout the time we’re together.

Where will the meetup take place?

This event will be hosted on Zoom. For this particular event, you’ll have the best experience if you join via the Zoom app on a computer or mobile device, but you can also join by phone if needed.

Do I have to be an ONA member to attend this meetup?

No, there's no membership requirement. Please feel free to share with others in your network, too.

Will closed captioning be available?

We will make closed captioning available. Please let us know at registration if this would help you participate so that we can ensure it’s available in breakout rooms as well.

Photo by Eric Prouzet on Unsplash

About the organizer

The Online News Association is the world’s largest digital journalism association. Membership includes journalists, technologists, executives, students, educators and other digital media professionals. ONA’s mission is to inspire and support innovation and excellence in digital journalism. The mission is served through work in five focus areas:

  • Developing strategies for emerging tech
  • Sharing best practices on audience engagement and metrics
  • Innovative news storytelling
  • Experimenting and finding new revenue and business models
  • Cultivating newsroom leadership, culture and diversity

ONA also hosts the annual Online News Association conference and administers the Online Journalism Awards.

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