Jason Murtha joins ONA as the Director of Technology

By on August 9, 2022

The Online News Association (ONA) is pleased to welcome Jason Murtha as the Director of Technology. Jason will develop and lead a cohesive web, technology and data strategy for ONA. He will leverage cutting-edge tools and analytics to grow the products and services offered to ONA members and the digital journalism community.

Jason is an accomplished technologist with significant experience launching technology solutions for digital startups big and small. Most recently, he was the Chief Technology Officer for Charlotte Agenda, a newsletter-first digital startup covering local news and lifestyle in Charlotte, N.C., and built the technology foundation to help the business scale. After Axios acquired Charlotte Agenda in 2020, he continued that work as the lead engineer for the fast-growing Axios Local network.

“I’m thrilled to join an organization with such an important mission and focus,” said Jason Murtha. “I look forward to supporting ONA’s efforts with a data-driven and user-centered approach to technology.”

Jason joins the ONA team from Wake Forest, N.C. He reports to Chief Executive Officer Irving Washington.

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Karolle Rabarison

Karolle Rabarison is ONA's Director of Communications. She collaborates across the team to connect the journalism community to emerging tech and leadership training, networking, industry trends, and career development resources.