Sneak peek: 14 must-see sessions at ONA22

We are excited to share an early snapshot of the interactive sessions that will make up the four days of programming at ONA22, happening Sept. 21-24 in Los Angeles.

Community input through the public Suggestion Box and the volunteer ONA22 Program Team drive much of the conference. This year’s schedule will offer dozens of workshops and engaging presentations that center topic areas the ONA community has identified as most valuable:

  • Audience development and metrics
  • Emerging technology
  • Innovative news storytelling
  • Leadership development
  • Revenue models, including content and product strategy

Without further ado, here are the first sessions and speakers officially confirmed for ONA22.

Connecting Diversity Goals and Content Strategy: When Analytics, Mission and Audience Growth Align

Design Thinking Your Editorial Strategy

  • Ashley Alvarado, Vice President, Community Engagement + Strategic Initiatives, KPCC/LAist
  • Ariel Zirulnick, Senior Editor, Community Engagement, KPCC/LAist

Let’s Create a Playbook to Make Audience Roles More Human

Minimizing Misinformation: Conveying Legitimacy in Your Election Coverage

Centering Community Relationships Through Live Events

  • Ashley Clarke, Audience Engagement Editor, Center for Public Integrity

TikTok, Creator-Journalists, And News On The #FYP

  • Travis Mannon, Video Producer, The Intercept
  • Sinta Taylor, Graduate student/Project Manager

How To Center And Support Indigenous Journalists In News Orgs

Inclusive and Equitable News Spaces Are the Future: Four Methods to Get You Started Now

  • Kat Duncan, Director of Innovation, Reynolds Journalism Institute
  • Emma Carew Grovum, Founder, Kimbap Media
  • Yukari Kane, Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director, Prison Journalism Project
  • Sisi Wei, Co-Executive Director, OpenNews
  • Hannah Wise, Central Region Audience Development Editor, McClatchy

More Than Words On the Wall: Drafting and Implementing Strong Operating Principles

How To Hire And Team Build In A Post-Pandemic World

Community News Funds: A New Philanthropic Strategy for Sustainable Local News

  • Todd Franko, Director of Local Sustainability, Report for America

So You Want to Start a Newsroom?

Ready For Launch: Testing Your Next News Product Idea

We look forward to announcing more of the programming in the coming weeks. For regular updates on the annual conference, subscribe to ONA22 News.


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