Wednesday, Sep. 11, 2019 • New Orleans, LA

ONA Local Summit 2019

The ONA Local Summit is a free leadership workshop for people who build communities of innovators in news. We’re opening up our flagship workshop for ONA Local group organizers to anyone who wants to learn how to lead innovation in their newsroom and in their city’s journalism community.

Expect to walk away with:

  • Skills to lead your news organization in digital evolution and create a culture of innovation, with a special focus on working in smaller newsrooms and news markets
  • Skills to build a community of learning and networking for digital journalists in your city or region
  • Ideas from your peers on issues you’ll face in leading your newsroom in better serving the public, such as building trust, connecting with marginalized communities, and more
  • Connections with other community leaders who are just as passionate about serving their local communities as you are.

What you’ll find:

The schedule will be packed with hands-on workshops, discussion groups and practical training on growing your position as a leader in your newsroom, as well as lots of new connections who care as much about strengthening journalism in their city as you do. Our friends at ONA NOLA will help us get a flavor for the city, too.

Please check the Eventbrite for a full updated event schedule.

RSVPs are required and the event has limited capacity. If you have any questions about the event, please contact Meghan Murphy, Sr. Manager of Communities and Local Journalism Initiatives, at

About ONA

The Online News Association is the world’s fastest-growing membership organization for media professionals. We host training, development and educational opportunities for digital journalists around the world, including ONA19, Sept. 12-14 in New Orleans.

Special thanks to the Google News Initiative for sponsoring this event.

Learn More

A free leadership workshop for people who build communities of innovators in news.


Wednesday, Sep. 11, 2019
10 am-5 pm



Intercontinental New Orleans
444 Saint Charles Avenue New Orleans
LA 70130