How to get the most out of ONA21

With ONA21 kicking off this week, we’d love to help our attendees learn how to get the most out of this online event. This post outlines tips and guides for getting the most out of the conference. Plus, you can watch our video orientation for the highlights and a visual walk-through of how to navigate […]

Reinvigorate the local news economy with News Break [Sponsored]

News Break delivers local news and information by intelligently connecting trusted publishers with our 45 million monthly active news readers across the U.S. Many local areas remain underserved or not served by traditional news outlets. Since 2004, the U.S. has lost more than 2,100 of its newspapers, including 70 dailies and more than 2,000 weeklies […]

Trevor Knoblich’s ONA21 picks: Inspiration for leading change, plus the book talks we can’t stop talking about

Trevor Knoblich is Chief Knowledge Officer at the Online News Association. He oversees learning opportunities for the ONA community, and is passionate about ensuring news leaders can continue to work with their communities to deliver information that is inclusive, relevant and engaging. Well here we are, headed into another amazing lineup of interactive sessions, networking […]

Meghan Murphy’s ONA21 session picks: Style guides, climate reporting and the ever-popular Table Talks

Meghan Murphy is Director of Programs at the Online News Association. She taps into her community building expertise to create programs and initiatives that connect members of the ONA community to tackle big problems facing journalism. As we draw closer to ONA21, I’m planning out my schedule of must-see sessions that move forward important conversations […]

Hollie Schultz’s ONA21 session picks: Create, monetize and sprinkle magic on your newsletters

Hollie Schultz is Program Manager, Awards and Grant-Making, at the Online News Association. She oversees the Online Journalism Awards and several key programs that involve managing a call for public submissions and distributing micro-grants. I don’t know about you, but I’m a big fan of newsletters. A thoughtfully curated list of news and trends that […]

Step Right Up to the ONA21 Midway!

It’s been a minute since we’ve hit up state fairs in the U.S, so as a refresher, the Midway is where all of the fun is centered — carnival games, delicious foods, rides, and more. The ONA Midway, whether we’re in person or together online, is a futures lab for journalism, bringing together the best […]

Meet the 2021 HBCU Fellows

Six students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have been selected for the 2021 HBCU Digital Media Fellowship at the virtual 2021 Online News Association Conference (ONA21), June 22–25. Fellows will work closely with lead mentor Michael Grant, Founder of Get Current Studio, on digital projects during ONA21. They will receive training and mentorship on […]

ONA team picks: Schedule highlights from Director of Programs Jennifer Mizgata

Jennifer Mizgata is Director of Programs at the Online News Association, where she leads the Women’s Leadership Accelerator. At ONA, Jennifer focuses on identifying talented digital journalists and innovative journalism projects and providing them with support.  At conferences, I’m hoping to hear from folks who are doing inspiring work and to find new ideas that […]