ONA Weekly #477: Last Call To Vote For The Board

By on September 6, 2023

Voting closes Sept. 7

ONA members: Time is running out to vote to fill six seats on the 2024-25 ONA Board of Directors. Explore each candidate’s page to learn about their vision for the organization.

A composite image of the 15 candidates for the ONA Board of Directors.New candidates:

Incumbent candidates:

Cast your vote using your login credentials (visible in the membership center if you’re eligible) by Sept. 7 at 11:59 p.m. EDT (3:59 UTC-4). If you need a hand with voting, contact support@journalists.org

AI session encore

If you were not able to attend the breakfast session A Roundtable Discussion on the Latest in AI Innovation at ONA23: Philadelphia, we’re hosting a virtual redux on Friday, Sept. 8 at 11 a.m. EDT (15:00 UTC).

Join Microsoft’s Liz Danzico and Matt Masterson and Nota’s Evan Young for a live conversation around advancements in AI technology and tools that can help to empower journalists, modernize newsrooms and enhance publishing experiences. The interactive discussion will focus on opportunities and challenges associated with the emergence of AI and how best to develop approaches that benefit local news ecosystems.

This session, which is open to the entire ONA community, is brought to you by Microsoft Democracy Forward.


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Tributes to Doug Feaver

Douglas B. Feaver, an ONA founder who also served as president of the Board of Directors in 2004, died Aug. 28 at the age of 84. Before becoming ONA’s president, Doug was a board member from 1999-2000 and treasurer in 2001-03. He joined the Post’s website in 1997 and retired as its executive editor in 2005.

A headshot of Douglas Feaver.In his terms as treasurer, he “didn’t just oversee ONA’s finances: he deposited the checks, paid the bills, kept the books and handled the tax filings,” former ONA general counsel Jon Hart said.

“I had the privilege of working with Doug during the emerging years of digital media,” said Ju-Don Marshall, an ONA board member from 2008-10. “At Washington Post Digital, he fostered an environment in which we could experiment with new ways to reach and engage audiences while upholding the highest standards of journalism. … It was Doug who encouraged me and many of my colleagues to get involved with the Online News Association. Even after he retired, he still showed up at conferences.”

On the calendar

Career opportunities 

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

Looking for a new opportunity? Add your resume to the ONA23 Resume Drop (which is for the entire ONA community and is open through ONA23: Onward). 

On our radar

Directory spotlight

CNN Newsource

CNN Newsource helps local news providers tell their stories and offers breaking, trending and topical content from CNN and a network of 1,000+ news affiliates. Learn more at cnnnewsource.com.

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

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