Below are the nominees the 2017 Board of Directors for the Online News Association.
A total of 18 candidates — 13 new nominees and five incumbents, representing a wide and diverse range of digital media — were running for seven open seats.
There are a total of 16 seats on the ONA Board; one is an appointed, non-voting student representative. For the 2017-18 Board term, there were eight seats open, with one seat reserved for appointment to address needs as determined by the Board, leaving seven seats open for election. Terms are for two years and begin Jan. 1, 2017.
Voting opened Sept. 13 and closed Sept. 30.
To give ONA members insight into each candidate’s views on the future of ONA and digital media, candidates appeared in an interactive session on Thursday, Sept. 15 during the 2016 Online News Association Conference in Denver.