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

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— This session will have live video

— This session will have recorded audio


Jody Brannon - Strategist, Consultant, current ONA Board Vice President,
@brannonj |

Bonnie Newman Davis - Associate Professor, N.C. A&T State University

Emily Dresslar - Director of Content Strategy, Calkins Media
@emilydresslar |

Arlene Getz - Editor-in-Charge, Digital News, Reuters
@arlenegetz |

Luis Gomez - Business Editor, Investigative News Network
@RunGomez |

Joshua Hatch - Senior Editor, current Board Treasurer, The Chronicle of Higher Education
@hatchjt |

Robert Hernandez - Professor / Web Journalist, USC Annenberg
@webjournalist |

Jennifer Hicks - Deputy Editor, Digital News, The Wall Street Journal

Greg Linch - Local Data Projects Editor, The Washington Post, ONA Board Member
@greglinch |

Rhyne Piggott - Senior Executive Producer, Multimedia and Mobile, Al Jazeera America
@rhyne |

Jim Roberts - Executive Editor/Chief Content Officer, Current ONA Board Member, Mashable
@nycjim |

David Smydra - Manager of News Partnerships, Google
@smydrad |

Benét Wilson - eNewsletters/Social Media Editor, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
@BenetWilson |

José Zamora - VP, Strategic Communications, Univision
@jczamora |


Meredith Artley - Vice President & Managing Editor, CNN Digital
@MeredithA |

Steve Buttry - Lamar Visiting Scholar, Manship School of Mass Communication, LSU
@stevebuttry |