Meghan Murphy

  • Senior Manager, Communities & Local Journalism Initiatives
  • Online News Association

Meghan Murphy is a community builder with a passion for media. She is responsible for building a holistic community and member engagement strategy at ONA year-round, and leading ONA's initiatives to support local journalism through networks and training.

Before joining ONA, Meghan worked as a community strategist at AARP, developing strategies to engage current and future AARP members via emergent platforms and to change the way people think about aging. Before that, she was the first community manager at National Geographic, where she charted the organization's community strategies, managed its user generated photography community and piloted a photo walk meetup program to introduce members and offer them training from expert talent.

Meghan holds a B.A. in journalism and Spanish from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. While she loves that her job involves traveling to collaborate with journalists around the country, she is always thrilled to come home to D.C., where you can usually find her tending her windowsill garden of orchids and hot peppers or volunteering as an English as a Second Language teacher.