Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 • Chicago, IL

ONA Chicago: Media Entrepreneurship Panel: Insights from Chicago Founders

 An ONA Local event, hosted by ONA Chicago

Please join ONA-Chicago for a lively panel discussion with several of the city’s savviest media entrepreneurs about their journeys as founders, challenges & triumphs they’ve faced and the importance of independent journalism in the age of consolidation. 

We’ll have refreshments and plenty of time for networking. Product people, developers, storytellers, reporters, students, educators, web staffers, and editors are all welcome. Bring your ideas for future ONA Chicago events!


5:30 p.m.: Doors open

Grab some refreshments and meet new and old friends.

6-7 p.m.: Media Entrepreneurship Panel Discussion

Our panel:

• Nancy Bishop, editor & publisher, Third Coast Review

• Kendra Chaplin, publisher, Chicago Woman

• Mike Fourcher, publisher, The Daily Line

• Moderator: Karen Hawkins, publisher & rebelle in chief, Rebellious Magazine for Women

7-7:30: Networking

Hiring? We’ll open up the floor at the end of the presentation to anyone who wants to give a 30-second pitch about a role they’re hiring for. Then stick around to chat with your colleagues and peers.

About MakeOffices:

MakeOffices is Chicago’s most affordable and business-friendly coworking and shared office space supporting entrepreneurs, startups, freelancers, nonprofits, and businesses large and small alike. Our collaborative collision coworking spaces are built for productivity when you need it and community when you crave it. With turnkey, flexible, worry-free workspaces, all-inclusive amenities, and networking events, it’s everything you need to grow your business.

About ONA Chicago:

ONA Chicago is a local meetup group made up of writers, editors, innovators, photographers, producers, academics, entrepreneurs and technologists who produce news for and support digital news delivery systems. We’re the Chicago outpost of the Online News Association, the world’s largest association of digital journalists. ONA’s mission is to inspire innovation and excellence among journalists to better serve the public. ONA Local programs are generously supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. For more information, check out journalists.org/ona-local

Join ONA Chicago for a lively panel discussion with several of the city’s savviest media entrepreneurs.


Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017
5:30 pm-7:30 pm



1 N State St #1500
Chicago, IL