Get involved! Opportunities for students, mentors and volunteers at ONA15

By on March 30, 2015

We’re recruiting talented students, mentors and those passionate about digital journalism to bring your skills to the Online News Association Conference, Sept. 24-26, in Los Angeles.

The ONA Student Newsroom, funded for the sixth year by Google, provides a unique opportunity for the best and the brightest journalism and tech students to get their work in front of 2,000 digital journalism professionals. Lodging, travel and registration are covered for 20 selected students.

We’re also looking for mentors to guide students in their coverage. Mentors receive receive free conference registration and a complimentary ticket to the Online Journalism Awards ceremony.

Apply for the ONA15 Student Newsroom

The ONA15 Volunteer Committee is looking for people with a love of digital journalism (and journalists) who can work at the conference. In return, attendance is free. We need:

  • general volunteers to keep things running smoothly
  • video team volunteers to produce live stream and packaged content
  • social team volunteers to produce live session coverage

Volunteer at ONA15

Jeremiah Patterson

Jeremiah Patterson

Jeremiah was ONA's Digital Manager from 2012 to the fall of 2016 and was responsible for ONA's collection of websites, including, conference websites, the membership center, awards platforms and more. Before joining ONA, he served as a web producer and content developer at The Wildlife Society, maintaining the organization’s website, email marketing and other online services. An Ohio native and media enthusiast, Jeremiah grew up with a deep interest in video production and graphic design. He now focuses in user experience and human-centered design.