Decision 2015: ONA Board Lightning Round

  • Friday - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Chicago Ballroom IX
  • #onaelects

What are the top high-level issues facing digital journalists? We’ll crowdsource your thoughts and challenge leaders in our industry — and candidates for the 2015 Online News Association Board of Directors — to share their reactions in three minutes or less, followed by your Q&A. You can learn more about each candidate and their visions for the future of ONA on our website.

ONA Board President Meredith Artley will moderate, and Steve Buttry will be on hand to field questions via Twitter! #ONAelects

— This session will have live video

— This session will have recorded audio

Speakers

Jody Brannon - Strategist, Consultant, current ONA Board Vice President,
@brannonj | http://www.jodybrannon.com/

Bonnie Newman Davis - Associate Professor, N.C. A&T State University
| http://ifajs.org/jomcjournal/

Emily Dresslar - Director of Content Strategy, Calkins Media
@emilydresslar | http://www.calkins.com/

Arlene Getz - Editor-in-Charge, Digital News, Reuters
@arlenegetz | http://www.reuters.com/news/us

Luis Gomez - Business Editor, Investigative News Network
@RunGomez | http://linkd.in/1rJClyx

Joshua Hatch - Senior Editor, current Board Treasurer, The Chronicle of Higher Education
@hatchjt | http://chronicle.com/

Robert Hernandez - Professor / Web Journalist, USC Annenberg
@webjournalist | http://webjournalist.org

Jennifer Hicks - Deputy Editor, Digital News, The Wall Street Journal
| http://blogs.wsj.com/styleandsubstance/

Greg Linch - Local Data Projects Editor, The Washington Post, ONA Board Member
@greglinch | http://www.greglinch.com

Rhyne Piggott - Senior Executive Producer, Multimedia and Mobile, Al Jazeera America
@rhyne | http://bit.ly/1rJC3rs

Jim Roberts - Executive Editor/Chief Content Officer, Current ONA Board Member, Mashable
@nycjim | http://mashable.com/

David Smydra - Manager of News Partnerships, Google
@smydrad | http://linkd.in/1AA8k9a

Benét Wilson - eNewsletters/Social Media Editor, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
@BenetWilson | http://www.aviationqueen.com

José Zamora - VP, Strategic Communications, Univision
@jczamora | http://bit.ly/1wgz2FZ

Moderators

Meredith Artley - Vice President & Managing Editor, CNN Digital
@MeredithA | http://www.cnn.com/

Steve Buttry - Lamar Visiting Scholar, Manship School of Mass Communication, LSU
@stevebuttry | http://stevebuttry.wordpress.com