Minutes – Feb. 12, 2011

Online News Association Board of Directors Meeting

In attendance:

  • Jim Brady
  • Jody Brannon
  • Amy Webb
  • Liz Lufkin
  • Robert Hernandez
  • Josh Hatch
  • Chrstine Montgomery
  • Will Sullivan
  • Cory Tolbert Haik
  • Katharine Fong
  • Ken Sands
  • Jane McDonnell
  • Jeanne Brooks
  • Sean Connolly
  • Jon Hart

Not present:

  • Kate King
  • Meredith Artley
  • Anthony Moor
  • Rob King

Old business

  • Jan minutes approved.

New business

  • The board board voted to adopt the Bylaws, as amended. Will Sullivan was opposed
  • Jim Brady lead the discussion and the budget was circulated to the board.
  • The board resolved to pass the 2011 budget. Katharine Fong was opposed. All others were in favor and the budget was passed.


  • There was a discussion of plans for biz dev position. Jane McDonnell is working on a proposal for this.


  • Jane lead the discussion around partnerships.
  • Google / AP scholarship opportunity — ONA would be part of partnership that is offering scholarships to students. It would be domestic.
  • OPA — A meeting is being set up in March.
  • Poynter — We had a phone call w/ Mallory Tenory with ‘’how-dos.’ Is part of our partnership with them. We are looking at one piece of content a month.

Advisory Board

  • Amy Webb reported that the advisory board call went really well. She discussed a proposal for corporate memberships.

Website redevelopment

  • Sean Connolly reports that we are moving ahead and are close to finalizing a proposal for site development.

Issues committee update

  • Cory Haik: The Egypt panel is all set for February.

— The call ended at 2p ET —