Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2023 • Global

Meetup: Audience Engagement Professionals in Broadcast News

Join the Online News Association for an idea swap for audience engagement professionals working in broadcast news organizations. At this event you’ll meet up with others working in engagement strategy at broadcast news organizations and share ideas in a series of fast-paced breakout discussions. Bring an idea or two to share, and expect to leave with a bunch of new ideas from your peers, plus new professional opportunities, new peers, mentors and colleagues, and inspiration for a collaboration or partnership.

This event will be participatory — there will not be a presentation — so expect to have the chance to contribute to the conversation throughout the time we’re together. After a brief check-in, we’ll break into smaller groups to discuss a series of prompts, checking back in after each to share with the group.


Anyone is welcome to attend. Tickets are $25 or free for ONA members. Check your membership status or learn more about the benefits of joining ONA.

This meetup is part of our 2023 meetup series for audience engagement professionals. To discuss opportunities to sponsor this event, contact Chief Strategic Partnerships Officer Jessica Strelitz at

Where will the meetup take place?

This event will be hosted on Zoom. For this particular event, you’ll have the best experience if you join via the Zoom app on a desktop or laptop computer so that you can see more participants in the gallery view.

You can also join using the mobile app and take advantage of the breakout rooms, although the number of participants you can see at one time may be more limited.

Can I dial in by phone?

We don’t recommend joining by phone dial-in only, so you can see all the breakout room options and contribute to the conversation more easily. If you’re unfamiliar with Zoom, we’ll give a quick introduction in the beginning of the call and have staff on hand to troubleshoot, and we also suggest checking out the Zoom support site for more help.

Will this event be recorded?

Most of the content of this event will take place in breakout rooms, so we won’t record it. 

If you can’t make this event, we encourage you to check out our other events coming soon. You can also stay tuned for more opportunities to connect with the ONA community by subscribing to the ONA Weekly newsletter

Will closed captioning be available?

Yes, we will enable Zoom’s closed captioning tool, which now supports closed captioning in both the main room and breakout rooms.

Can I suggest a discussion topic for the meetup?

Please do! At registration you’ll see an option to type in what you’d like to discuss with your peers at the meetup.


Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2023
1 pm-2:15 pm ET