Digital Journalism Insights: Lightning Talks from ONA Board Candidates and VIP Meetup

  • Thursday – 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
  • JW Grand Ballrooms 1+2
  • #ONAElects

We’ll hear from key leaders in the digital journalism community — candidates for ONA’s Board of Directors — about their approach to balancing innovation, engagement, revenue and, of course, core journalism. The brief meetup that follows is a chance to ask one-on-one questions of those who want to guide ONA over the next few years. Click for more.

This session is designed for:

  • Anyone who wants a “big picture” look at current trends in journalism: if you’re at our conference or watching online, that’s you!
  • Executives looking for a glimpse at what their peers see as emerging issues
  • ONA members and voters who want more information about the Board of Directors candidate slate
  • Speakers

    Staci Baird - Assistant Professor, University of La Verne
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    Fergus Bell - Journalist & Consultant, Dig Deeper Media & Pop-Up Newsroom
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    Selymar Colón - Managing Editor and Senior Director, Univision Communications, Inc.

    Rubina Madan Fillion - Director of Audience Engagement, The Intercept
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    Teresa Frontado - Digital Director, WLRN, South Florida Public Media
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    Rodney Gibbs - Chief Product Officer, Texas Tribune
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    Mandy Jenkins - John S. Knight Journalism Fellow, Stanford University
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    Chris Krewson - Vice President, Spirited Media
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    Celeste LeCompte - VP, Business Development, ProPublica
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    Greg Linch - Back-End Developer, Industry Dive
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    Frank Mungeam - VP Digital Audience Engagement, TEGNA Media
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    Hayg Oshagan - Associate Professor, Wayne State University
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    Angela Pacienza - Head of Experience, The Globe and Mail
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    Niketa Patel - News Partnership Manager, Twitter
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    Maryanne Reed - Dean / Professor, West Virginia University
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    Ola Stenberg - Executive Digital Editor, Schibsted Media Group, VG
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    Valerie Streit - News Lead, Partner Operations, Google
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    Leslie Wilkinson - Senior Product Manager, CNN Digital
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    Joshua Hatch - , Chronicle of Higher Education
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