ONA Weekly #480: Meet Your Newest ONA Board Members

By on September 27, 2023

Your newest ONA board members

The votes are in: ONA members have elected two new leaders to join the 2024-25 ONA Board of Directors.

A graphic showing the headshots of the six people who were elected or reelected to the 2024-25 Board of Directors.Ethar El-Katatney, News Product Strategy Lead for the Americas at Bloomberg, and Ryan Kellett, VP of Audience at Axios Media, will begin their two-year terms in January 2024.

Four incumbents were re-elected:

  • Charo Henríquez, Editor, Newsroom Development & Support, The New York Times
  • Versha Sharma, Editor-in-Chief, Teen Vogue
  • Graham Watson-Ringo, Senior Director of Member Strategy, News Revenue Hub
  • Elana Zak, Newsletter Strategy Director, The Washington Post

Later this year, the board will fill two additional seats by appointment. Learn more about the election results.

See you online for ONA23: Onward

The ONA23 logo.Join us this Thursday and Friday for ONA23: Onward. We’re gathering virtually on Sept. 28 and 29 starting at 11 a.m. EDT (15:00 UTC) for lean-back sessions on AI, innovation and more timely conversations. Speakers include WIRED Global Editorial Director Katie Drummond, Charlie Beckett of the London School of Economics, Munmun De Choudhury of Georgia Tech and Sophie Ho of News Revenue Hub.

Attendees at ONA23: Philadelphia are already registered for Onward, and standalone passes are still available. Register now.


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So you want to talk about diversity in media

Speakers Versha Sharma, Kathleen McElroy, Leonor Ayala Polley and Martin Reynolds speak on stage at ONA23: Philadelphia. The importance of diversity in news was a throughline across the programming at ONA23: Philadelphia. Speakers shared improvements that have been made to media diversity in recent years as well as challenges that remain, including bias in the language used in reporting.

Watch these conversations:

Career opportunities 

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

Last chance: If you’re 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).

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