Minutes – April 11, 2008

Online News Association Board of Directors Meeting

In Attendance:

  • Katharine Fong
  • Jody Brannon
  • Tom Brew
  • Denise Polverine
  • Ju-Don Roberts
  • Kinsey Wilson
  • Kurt Greenbaum
  • Ken Sands
  • Neil Budde
  • Anthony Moor
  • Teresa Hanafin
  • Christine Montgomery
  • Lori Schwab (Executive Director)

Minutes Approval: March minutes approved.

Treasurer’s Report: Neil Budde reports that revenues are up over this point last year. He continues to look at various investment managers.

Conference: Ju-Don Roberts and Katharine Fong report that they continue to work on keynote and super panel speakers. The board is encouraged to offer feedback to them. We also continue to work on a reception location.

Interactive Narratives: Teresa Hanafin reports that we are continuing to work with Interactive Narratives site to make it more interactive and more beneficial to ONA members. This is a site where online journalists/producers can submit their work for review.

Grants: Kinsey Wilson updated the board on current grant initiatives.

Partnerships: Jim Brady updated the board on an ASNE Access partnership.

Development: The board agreed to put some development ideas on hold that are currently out of the scope of the strategic plan. The board will revisit those ideas in the near future.

Web Strategy: Jon Dube asked the board to contact him if interested in getting involved in our Web strategy discussions.

Awards: Anthony Moor updated the board on potential academic partners.

The meeting was adjourned at 11 a.m. ET.