Minutes – Aug. 15, 2008

Online News Association Board of Directors Meeting

In Attendance:

  • Tom Brew
  • Kurt Greenbaum
  • Ken Sands
  • Denise Polverine
  • Jody Brannon
  • Neil Budde
  • Kinsey Wilson
  • Teresa Hanafin
  • Jon Dube
  • Katharine Fong
  • Ju-Don Roberts
  • Jim Brady
  • Tom Regan (Acting Executive Director)
  • Sherry Skalko (Webmaster, journalists.org)

Not in Attendance:

  • Christine Montgomery
  • Anthony Moor

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

Minutes Approval: July minutes approved.

Introduction of Our New Online Editor: Sherry Skalko has been hired as our editor/webmaster of journalists.org.

Financials: Neil Budde reports that membership fees are up and conference fees are coming in. The board discussed our overall expenses for the conference.

Challenge Grant: We were awarded a grant from the Challenge Fund for Journalism. The board is working on fundraising plans.

10-Year Anniversary: ONA will soon celebrate its 10 year anniversary. The board discussed ideas for new promotions, contests and a membership drive.

Terms: Jon Dube and Neil Budde say they are running for re-election since they were appointed for additional years last time. They have been added to the slate.

Search for New Executive Director: At the time of this meeting, the field was being narrowed down by a committee. A vote will be taken in the next two weeks.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:10 a.m. EDT.