ONA14 welcomes our first HBCU Digital Media Fellows

knight-foundationThere’s an abundance of rich, diverse talent in U.S. colleges, and an important ONA goal has been to make sure our annual conference is an affordable venue for students to learn and share their experiences.

We’re delighted to have four students representing historically black colleges and universities from across the country join us at ONA14 as the pilot class of HBCU Digital Media Fellows, sponsored by the Knight Foundation.

The students, selected for their impressive academic and journalistic achievement, will receive an all-expense-paid trip to the Online News Association Conference in Chicago Sept. 25-27, as well as a free one-year ONA membership. Over the three days of the conference, they’ll be working closely with lead mentor Michael GrantDesigner/Web Producer, San Francisco Chronicle, and Michelle Johnson, the ONA Student Newsroom Chair and Associate Professor of Practice, Multimedia Journalism at Boston University to produce multimedia packages for the conference and participate in intensive data journalism training. 

 The 2014 Fellows are:


DeQuanna-120DeQuanna Alexander, junior, Grambling State University
Major: Mass Communication 


Malik-120Malik Edwards, senior, Morgan State University
Major: Broadcast and Integrated Media Production


Glynn-120Glynn Hill, senior, Howard University
Major: Print, Online Journalism


Uniqua Quillins Headshot-120Uniqua Quillins, junior, North Carolina A&T State University
Major: Mass Media Production


We congratulate the students and look forward to seeing them in the halls at ONA14. And we thank Marie Gilot, Knight’s Media Innovation Associate, for working with us to fund this critical effort.


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