Digital journalism leaders gathered for four days of learning and networking at the 2022 Online News Association Conference (ONA22), held Sept. 21-24 in Los Angeles and online.
Attendees shared their expertise and found inspiration from each other through dozens of interactive sessions in five areas: audience development and metrics; emerging technology; innovative news storytelling; leadership and culture; and product and revenue strategies. Explore some of the resources from our time at ONA22.
Resources from learning sessions
The ONA22 conference pass provides access to session recordings for on-demand learning on the event platform through December 2022. Video recordings are available for sessions that were streamed live during the conference week. We provide audio recordings for the majority of the rest of the sessions. View a full list of available resources.
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If you attended ONA22, log back into the event platform with the same email address you used to register. If you missed the conference, purchase a virtual-only pass to access to the recordings. Passes are $250 for ONA members and $425 for non-members.
ONA on Air, Season 3
- Meet the Audio Team
- Help Fill in the [BLANK]
- Dispatches from the Student Newsroom
- So You Want a Better Newsletter?
- How to Use Journalism to Make Comics
- Reflections from First-Time Attendees
- Embracing Your Neurodiversity as a Journalist
- Understanding the People You Serve
- Diversity, Journalism and Artificial Intelligence
ONA22 in photos
We were thrilled to return the annual conference to an in-person format for the first time since 2019. View a gallery of photos from our time in Los Angeles, captured by our conference photographer Diana Henderson.
The conference week culminated in a special evening to celebrate the winners and finalists in the 2022 Online Journalism Awards. Browse photos from the 2022 OJAs.
Highlights from the ONA22 Midway
The Midway features a wide range of companies and media organizations, from established global brands to start-ups. It’s the must-see opportunity for ONA conference attendees to discover and try new products, dive deeper into the tools they already use and bring back fresh ideas to amplify their work.
Select groups in the Midway and our sponsors deliver educational sessions that highlight expert perspectives from both inside and outside the global newsroom. Check out a few highlights:
- Make Your Newsletters Sustainable Revenue Builders, presented by Letterhead and Who Sponsors Stuff
- There’s No “I” in Data: How To Make Analytics a Team Effort, presented by WordPress VIP
- Equity in Publishing: Black Publishers, presented by Knight Foundation
- Opportunities for Winning Gen Z and Millennial Audiences, presented by the American Press Institute
- How a Fellowship Can Build Capacity and Spur Innovation for Your Newsroom, presented by Knight-Wallace Fellowships at the University of Michigan
- Building an Independent, Yet Interdependent, News Ecosystem, presented by Indiegraf
- We’re All Visual Journalists Now: Skilling Up for Multimedia Storytelling, From Social and Video to Data Visualization, presented by Canva for Newsrooms
If your organization is interested in being part of the Midway in 2023, contact ONA Chief Strategic Partnerships Officer Jessica Strelitz at email@example.com.
Notes from the community
We would love to hear more of your takeaways and how you are applying lessons from the conference to your work. To share your own notes, email ONA Director of Communications Karolle Rabarison at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Kate Winkle, Digital Director at KXAN News, tweeted takeaways from many sessions, including the 15th Annual Tech Trends in Journalism, Ready For Launch: Testing Your Next News Product Idea and Automating Local News: How We Built it, What We Learned
- See 24 lessons for the 2022 elections, gathered by the team at American Press Institute
- Review live notes by Eric Carvin, Director of Social Newsgathering at NBC News and former ONA board member, from the sessions Local Journalism, Misinformation and War: The View From Ukraine and How To Hire and Team Build in a Post-Pandemic World
Coverage by the Student Newsroom
Each year the Student Newsroom and Innovation Lab immerses undergraduate and graduate students in a digital media environment, providing hands-on experience as they cover the annual conference. This year’s program was generously sponsored by Content Authenticity Initiative, the Google News Initiative, Microsoft and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Here are some of the stories by the ONA22 newsroom:
- Journalists at ONA22 happy to be ‘Together Again,’ after COVID changed the industry, Kyle Morrison
- A look at the tech on display at the ‘Magic of Media’ opening event, Robert Tucker
- Sisterhood of women: How the Women’s Leadership Accelerator program prepares journalists for their future, Jessica Galvin
- Live audio and Twitter Spaces may prove new frontier in audio stories for journalists, Hazel Feldstein
- Journalists are trying to serve needs of readers ahead of midterm elections, Long Nguyen
- Ever heard of a ‘newsgame’? They aren’t as new as you might think, Mercedes Hesselroth
- Remembering Curt Chandler, Carolyn Burt
- Nonprofit newsrooms are stepping in to fill coverage gaps in California, Jacqueline GaNun
- Podcast: Tackling misinformation and disinformation across digital news, Kiana Stevenson
- Best practices for covering your whole community, Gabbie Puzon
- Panelists offer suggestions to fix what newsrooms are getting wrong about social media, Jordan D. Brown
- Diversity in newsrooms is important. One area often overlooked is age, Kamille Little
- Today’s journalists find themselves covering unions amid wave of organizing, Sydney Gold
- Zine-making engages readers with storytelling and ‘creating community,’ Aarohi Sheth
- Panel explores ways to reach underrepresented communities, Chelsea Healy
- Tips for early-career journalists from 2022 MJ Bear Fellows, Gabriella Allen and Sydney Lewis
- As ONA22 wraps up outside Skid Row, an advocate shares tips for journalists covering the homeless, Pamela Elizarraras Acitores
- ONA’s Irving Washington says farewell, Jireh Deng
Join us at ONA23
Save the dates for ONA23: Aug. 23-26, 2023, in Philadelphia. The best way to get notified about conference opportunities is to subscribe to our newsletter. If you are interested in exploring sponsorships, contact ONA Chief Strategic Partnerships Officer Jessica Strelitz at email@example.com. We will share information about session pitches, volunteer roles, hotel bookings and more beginning in early 2023.