ONA Weekly #419: Introducing Lauren Anderson, ONA’s Newest Team Member

By on July 20, 2022

Lauren Anderson joins ONA as Events and Membership Manager

We are pleased to introduce our newest staff member Lauren Anderson, Events and Membership Manager. Lauren is responsible for all aspects of event logistics as well as community connections with ONA’s membership. From registration to vendor relationships to travel, she will be in charge of the essential details that shape ONA’s industry-leading events. Learn more about Lauren and get excited to meet her at ONA22 in Los Angeles!

Deadline tomorrow: Join the ONA on Air team

The ONA on Air podcast will cover the inspiring moments, challenging questions and attendee stories as our annual conference returns to an in-person experience for the first time since 2019. Apply by Thursday, July 14, 11:59 p.m. EDT, to join the volunteer ONA22 Audio Team and bring the podcast’s third season to life.


Stay ahead of the curve

It’s critical for newsrooms to think beyond the traditional subscription models to attract and retain their audiences. Join a free webinar on July 27 to dive into the trends impacting the future of the digital publishing industry, presented by Zephr. Register now.

Congrats to The Pivot Fund and its first grantees

Since January, ONA has provided capacity support to The Pivot Fund to accelerate its mission of investing in community news outlets led by Black, Indigenous and other journalists of color. We are excited to congratulate the Pivot Fund team on selecting the first cohort of journalism grantees. These independent local news operations in Georgia provide vital information to communities often ignored or misrepresented by news media. Read more from founder Tracie Powell.

Why you should register for ONA22 (now!)

Secure your Early Bird pass to ONA22 by July 28. Registration rates go up on July 29. Still need to make the case with your boss? Here are just a few reasons why you should join us in Los Angeles:

  • Stay on top of current trends: Our learning sessions have long been the industry’s go-to platform to discover best practices and strategic research on media trends.
  • Build your cohort: Find like-minded people to exchange ideas and collaborate on solutions to common issues. Attendees represent international news outlets, local news startups, major technology companies, universities and the broader ecosystem of journalism support organizations.
  • Contribute immediate benefits to your team: More than 90% of attendees say they apply something they learn at our conference within 30 days of returning to work.

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Career opportunities

ONA’s Career Center is an excellent resource for jobs, fellowships and internships in digital journalism. Recent postings include:

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