New speakers and sessions announced!

We’ve added even more speakers to ONA17’s robust lineup, Oct. 5-7, in Washington, D.C.

  • Tony Haile, CEO of Scroll and Angus Macualey, Chief Revenue Officer at STAT have been added to Under the hood: 5 takes on revenue, which will feature lightning talks on different business models.
  • Rebekah Monson, Co-Founder and Vice President of Product at; Janine Warner, ICFJ Knight Fellow and Co-founder of SembraMedia; and Alan Soon, Founder & CEO, The Splice Newsroom, will share real talk about news startups in Fail fest: Entrepreneur edition.
  • Angela Pacienza, Head of Newsroom Development at the Globe and Mail; Samantha Ragland, Manager, Digital Entertainment Strategy, The Palm Beach Post; Tasha Stewart, Entertainment Editor, WCPO; and Robyn Tomlin, VP/Managing Editor of Dallas Morning Newswill address how legacy organizations can address change in Under the hood: Re-imagining legacy newsrooms.
  • Sudeep Reddy, Managing Editor at Politico, will join the team sharing teaching tips in So you want to teach in academia?

Check out the full list of announced speakers at ONA17, which includes some of the brightest minds in digital journalism.

New sessions

See even more sessions on the ONA17 schedule.

Session spotlights

For the tenth year in a row, CEO of Future Today Institute Amy Webb, will be back to give us insights into what trends will impact journalism, what tools are on the horizon and how newsrooms can use them — and avoid potential disruption.

Plus, Pulitzer-Prize winning Washington Post reporter David A. Fahrenthold will give a masterclass in interview techniques — including how to know when to leave a room, finding new sources, and preparing for the unexpected.

What do Elena Bergeron, Executive Editor of SB Nation; Justin Ellis, Senior Editor, ESPN and S. Mitra Kalita, Vice President, Programming, CNN Digital, all have in common? They get s**t done. Learn how you can move things from your to-do list to your done column, even in an industry rife with obstacles.

Registration opens for workshops July 27

Mark it on your calendars! We’ll be opening up registration for our limited-capacity workshops. These sessions include:

These always fill up fast, so be sure to RSVP early! We’ll include links in our next ONA17 email on July 27.

Apply for the MJ Bear Fellowship

Only one week left to apply! Aimed for digital journalists under 30, the MJ Bear Fellowship provides support for digital projects, registration and travel to ONA17, recognition at the conference and three years of paid ONA membership. Applications are due July 20.

Tonight! HBCU Fellowship webinar

If you have questions about the HBCU Digital Media Fellowship, we’ll be hosting a hangout on ONA’s YouTube page with lead mentor Michael Grant, ONA Board Member Benét Wilson and former fellows Glynn Hill and LaCrai Mitchell later today at 7:30 p.m. ET, July 13. You can also email Applications are due July 20.

Jennifer Mizgata is a program director with over 12 years of experience creating industry-changing training programs, investing in award-winning projects, and managing key relationships with journalism partners and tech stakeholders. As Director of Programs at the Online News Association, she leads many of ONA’s flagship diversity, leadership and grant programs, including the Women’s Leadership Accelerator, an intensive program aimed squarely at advancing women in digital journalism. A digital strategist dedicated to public service, Jennifer has spent her career building communities online and offline. Before joining ONA, she served as the first social media lead in the U.S. for the World Food Programme (WFP), the United Nations agency fighting hunger worldwide. A writer, editor and photographer, she has both led editorial coverage and done freelance work for a range of outlets.