Meet our co-chairs
Olivia Ma, Google+
Olivia is Head of News and Media Partnerships for Google+. Previously, she was YouTube’s News and Politics Manager, where she oversaw YouTube’s news programming and product strategy and was responsible for the site’s coverage of major global news events like Hurricane Sandy and the Arab Spring. Olivia led YouTube’s 2012 Election strategy, launching the YouTube Election Hub and forging partnerships with eight top-tier news outlets to provide comprehensive coverage of the presidential campaign. She has also produced three YouTube Interviews with President Obama and the Fox News/Google GOP Primary Debate. Prior to joining YouTube, Olivia was the product manager for Plum, a social media-sharing website, and ran Current, a national college news magazine published in partnership with Newsweek.
Alicia Stewart, CNN
Alicia Stewart is editor of CNN’s identity blog. She came to CNN five years ago to launch Engage, the arm charged with identifying niche/under-reported news stories, and incorporated them into coverage across the network. Previously, she developed an expertise working across mediums to produce and report on niche communities, working on documentaries, news and womens’ programming. She helped re-launch the ONA Local group in New York, and is a co-organizer of the group. She has spoken at SXSW, Womensphere and journalism conferences about the intersection of social media, journalism and niche audiences in mainstream media. She began her career as a radio and television reporter and anchor in Columbia, Mo., discovering under-covered stories in the Midwest.
Meredith Artley, Vice President & Managing Editor, CNN Digital
Meredith, ONA Board Vice President, oversees the editorial initiatives for CNN.com and CNN Mobile. She joined CNN in 2009 and is based in Atlanta. Before joining CNN, Artley was a managing editor for the Los Angeles Times and the executive editor of LATimes.com from 2007–2009. She served as the editor and digital development director for the International Herald Tribune in Paris from 2002–2007.