Adam Nekola’s can’t-miss speakers at ONA22

Adam Nekola is building the product practice at Digiday as the Senior Manager, Development and Technology. He has previously contributed to ONA’s annual conference as a volunteer, consultant and ONA staff member. The ONA community is truly a beautiful thing. In this organization’s 23-year history, one fact has always rung true — the people are […]

How to hack LAX airport travel like a pro

The Los Angeles International Airport is known for the iconic Theme Building, a distinctive structure that resembles a flying saucer on four legs and that was part of the futuristic design movement known as “Googie.” A less-fun fact about LAX: It also has a reputation among some locals and visitors as a “necessary evil.” LAX […]

Learn how Canva and Flourish are transforming interactive content for journalists at ONA22 [Sponsored]

By Jonathan Harley, Head of Global Strategic Partnerships, Canva Journalists are not only expected to fulfill their reporting mission, but to also promote themselves and their work, while regularly engaging – and growing – their audience. As Sam Koslowski, co-founder of Australia’s fastest growing online news service, The Daily Aus, explains “Being a good journalist [...]

20 students selected for the ONA22 Student Newsroom and Innovation Lab

Congratulations to the 20 students selected for the ONA22 Student Newsroom and Innovation Lab! Since 2009, the student newsroom has provided undergraduate and graduate students the unique opportunity to work with experienced mentors in an immersive digital media environment during the annual Online News Association Conference. The ONA22 Student Newsroom is possible through generous support […]

Meet the 2022 HBCU Fellows

Five students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have been selected for the 2022 HBCU Digital Media Fellowship at the 2022 Online News Association Conference (ONA22), September 21–24. Fellows will work closely with lead mentor Michael Grant, Founder of Get Current Studio, on digital projects during ONA22. They will receive training and mentorship on emerging […]

Introducing the ONA22 Student Newsroom mentors

For over a decade, the Student Newsroom and Innovation Lab at ONA’s annual conference has helped undergraduate and graduate students learn and thrive in an immersive digital media environment. This program wouldn’t be possible without the dedication of volunteer mentors. Before and during the conference, these professional mentors provide hands-on guidance as students pursue their […]

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 […]

Meet the ONA22 Program Team

The ONA22 Program Team is a diverse group of digital journalism professionals who volunteer to help shape programming for the annual conference. Each year we receive hundreds of session pitches and speaker ideas through our Suggestion Box process. The program team reviews each and every idea and informs the learning experience at the conference. Among […]