ONA Weekly #429: Executive Transitions In Nonprofits

By on September 28, 2022

Listen: Executive transitions in nonprofits

As we prepare for ONA’s next leadership transition, former ONA Executive Director Jane McDonnell, and current CEO Irving Washington, discussed their experience transitioning the organization and building a culture of trust and openness on the Fund the People podcast.

See what we’re looking for in our search for ONA’s next CEO.

Celebrating the 2022 OJA winners

The Online Journalism Awards winners were announced during the 2022 Online News Association Conference (ONA22) last week in Los Angeles. The weeklong celebration culminated in a live ceremony on Sept. 24. 

Leading up to ONA22, we also announced recipients of three awards bestowed by special committees on individuals. Honorees included:

View the full list of winners in the 23 categories that were open for submissions.


How industrial technology is creating a more inclusive economy

McKinsey reveals 35 cutting-edge companies in the industrial tech sector, highlighting a robust “titanium economy” that creates American jobs and fuels innovation. They’re some of the fastest-growing and most profitable in the US.

Listen: Highlights from ONA22

ONA on Air, produced by the all-volunteer ONA22 audio team, made a triumphant return after a three-year hiatus to share highlights and tips for the conference. Listen to the episodes, including: 

Voting closes Monday

If you haven’t already done so, cast your ballot for the 2023-24 ONA Board of Directors by October 3. Twelve candidates are in the running for six open seats.

How to vote: 

  1. Get to know the 12 candidates in the running for six open seats.

  2. Log into the ONA member portal to find your unique election passcode

  3. Use your passcode to enter the ONA eBallot system and claim your ballot.

Want to learn more? The candidates shared their approaches to some of the most pressing issues for digital journalists on Leadership Spotlight: What’s Next in Digital Journalism. Follow #ONAElects for updates.

See you in Philadelphia?

We’re heading back east for next year’s Online News Association conference (#ONA23). We look forward to seeing you in Philadelphia, August 23-26.

Keep an eye on this space and follow @ONAConf and #ONA23 for updates. 

It’s not too early to consider ONA23 sponsorship opportunities. Contact Jessica Strelitz, Chief Strategic Partnerships Officer, to discuss how you want to get involved.

On the calendar

Career opportunities

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

On our radar

Directory spotlight


Indiegraf is building a network of indie news entrepreneurs pooling resources so they can focus on what’s most important: serving their community.

Dozens of technology companies, foundations, consultants and journalism organizations contribute to ONA’s mission throughout the year. Explore our Industry Directory to discover new tools and potential partners, or learn how to get listed.

Support ONA

There are many ways to help sustain ONA’s mission to inspire and support innovation in digital journalism.