2022-23 Board of Directors Election

A total of eleven candidates — six new nominees and five incumbents, representing a wide and diverse range of digital media — ran for six open seats in the 2022–23 Online News Association Board of Directors election.

There are a total of 16 seats on the ONA Board, including one appointed, non-voting student representative. Eight directors were up for re-election. The other eight members are serving their current two-year terms through 2021. The Board will appoint two additional seats for the 2022-23 term before the end of the year.

Terms are for two years and begin Jan. 1, 2022.

The 2022 ONA Board election opened on Sept. 28, 2021. At that time, ONA members as of Sept. 24 were eligible to cast ballots. Voting closed on Oct. 18, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. PT. The eleven candidates delivered lightning talks on Oct. 4, 2021 at 12 p.m. ET in an online event.


The new directors joining the Board Jan. 1, 2022 are:

The re-elected members are:

Voter turnout was 5.02% of ONA’s eligible membership; out of 2,093 eligible voters, 105 voted.

New Candidates

  • Kat Duncan, Director of Innovation, The Reynolds Journalism Institute
  • Tina Korani, Assistant Professor of Media Design, San Jose State University
  • Kristian Lindquist, Head of digital, Swedish Public Service Broadcaster, SVT
  • Angela Pacienza, Executive Editor, The Globe and Mail
  • Rachel Schwartz, Director, Content Operations, ABC Owned Television Stations
  • Elana Zak, Head of newsletters, Politico

Incumbent Candidates

Board member Maryanne Reed is at the end of her board term.


*Charo Henriquez and Anita Li have recused themselves from the Board’s Governance Committee and any appointment-related discussions during this election.