Remembering Tiffany Shackelford
Tiffany Shackelford, a longtime contributor to the ONA community and Executive Director of the Society for News Design (SND), died Dec. 27 from COVID-19 complications. Tiffany was one-of-a-kind and is greatly missed. We remember Tiffany for her incredible light, energy and ability to bring people together.
As a co-founder of ONA DC, she helped kickstart what would become ONA Local — now a global network of over 50 volunteer-run groups bringing together journalists and technologists for training, networking and collaboration. Tiffany also served as one of our annual conference organizers, co-chaired the 2008 ONA Annual Conference and mentored and supported numerous digital journalists. There’s no doubt ONA is a stronger organization and community because of her.
SND highlighted some of Tiffany’s contributions to journalism, as shared by colleagues, to remember and honor the incredible impact she has had on the industry. Here’s some of what they had to say: