Minutes – April 10, 2009

Online News Association Board of Directors Meeting

In attendance:

  • Dick Meyer
  • Tom Regan (former Acting Executive Director)
  • Ken Sands
  • Jody Brannon
  • Neil Budde
  • Anthony Moor
  • Sherry Skalko (Editor, journalists.org)
  • Jane McDonnell (Executive Director)
  • Christine Montgomery
  • Amy Webb
  • Jon Dube (Board President)
  • Tom Brew
  • Katherine Fong

Not in attendance:

  • Denise Polverine
  • Ju-Don Roberts
  • Jim Brady
  • Kinsey Wilson
  • Cory Tolbert Haik
  • Katie King

The meeting was convened at 10 a.m. ET.

Board meeting minutes: Jon Dube moved for approval of the minutes from Feb. and March. Approved by unanimous vote.

In-person board meeting: Jane McDonnell discussed logistics of the May 15-16 board meeting which will take place at NPR.

Funding/Grants: Jane McDonnell talked about the challenge fund grant situation after a call with the grant advisors. The board needs to continue to reach out to people who can donate to the organization. Board members talked about ways to encourage contributions, including in-person meetings and expanding our ‘support a journalist’ campaign.

The board decided to have another conversation next week about the subject.

An email follow-up will be sent.

The meeting adjourned at 11 a.m. ET.

Notes taken by board member, Anthony Moor