ONA Weekly #437: Andrew Fitzgerald Appointed To ONA Board

By on November 23, 2022

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Andrew Fitzgerald appointed to ONA Board

Andrew Fitzgerald

Andrew Fitzgerald, Senior Vice President of Streaming Video Services at Hearst Television, has been appointed to the ONA Board of Directors for the 2023-24 term.

A long-time digital journalist himself, Andrew understands digital journalists as “transformation specialists” and how ONA is uniquely positioned to support the community in meeting the next challenges and opportunities.

Andrew will begin his two-year term on Jan. 1, 2023.


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Emerging tech for journalists: Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence is being incorporated into more of the tools journalists and news organizations rely on daily, across newsgathering, production and delivery functions. During ONA22, we explored how AI is filling gaps and helping journalists to dig deeper into their subject matter. 

Successful incorporation of AI into newsrooms relies on human communication and control. Artificial Intelligence: Supporting Journalists and Understanding Audiences stresses that AI is only as good as we allow it to be. Human-led processes need to monitor completely AI-generated content like charts, infographics and sports scores, while leveraging AI-assisted content for the data it can mine for journalists saves time – bots collect the information that subject matter experts use to inform their work. 

Computers are good at repetitive tasks. Let them do that. Public service and breaking news, analysis and trends and local data breakdowns are just some of the things AI can generate for journalists. In Automating Local News: How We Built it, What We Learned, experts showed how Natural Language Generation can fill in gaps in local news and drive content that informs readers, grows audiences and revenue, and enables reporters and editors to give readers more of what they want.

Share your ONA story

As we reflect on this year’s work, we are looking for personal stories from the community to include in the ONA 2022 Retrospective.

From virtual networking meetups to fellowships and the annual conference, tell us how ONA programming this year has impacted your work and your team.

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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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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.