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

We’ll hear from key leaders in the digital journalism community -- candidates for ONA’s Board of Directors -- about how they approach the balance of innovation, engagement, revenue and, of course, core journalism work. Stick around for a brief meetup and a chance to ask some one-on-one questions of those who may guide ONA in the next few years.

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 who want a glimpse as to what their peers see as emerging issues
  • ONA members who want more information about Board of Directors candidate slate to help inform their voting
  • Speaker Resources


    P. Kim Bui - Editor-at-Large, NowThis
    @kimbui |

    Eric Carvin - Social Media Editor, The Associated Press
    @EricCarvin |

    David Cohn - Senior Director, Alpha Group, Advance Publications
    @digidave |

    Dan Gilgoff - Executive Editor, Digital, National Geographic
    @dangilgoff |

    Charo Henríquez - Senior Editor of Digital Storytelling and Training, The New York Times
    @charohenriquez |

    Shazna Nessa - Deputy Managing Editor, Global Head of Visuals, Wall Street Journal
    @shazna |

    Angela Pacienza - Head of Newsroom Development, The Globe and Mail
    @AngelaPacienza |

    Versha Sharma - Managing Editor, NowThis
    @versharma |

    David Skok - Digital Media Executive, Intrepid Media
    @dskok |

    David Smydra - Editorial Director, Google Play Newsstand, Google
    @smydrad |


    Mindy McAdams - Professor, University of Florida
    @macloo |

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