Minutes – June 13, 2008

Online News Association Board of Directors Meeting

In Attendance:

  • Jody Brannon
  • Neil Budde
  • Dick Meyer
  • Denise Polverine
  • Katharine Fong
  • Ju- Don Roberts
  • Ken Sands
  • Christine Montgomery
  • Anthony Moor
  • Kurt Greenbaum
  • Tom Brew
  • Jon Dube
  • Kinsey Wilson
  • Jim Brady
  • Teresa Hanafin
  • Tom Regan (Acting Executive Director) joined the call toward the end.

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

Minutes Approval: April and May minutes approved.

Treasurer’s Report: Neil reports that we are in good financial shape. He says we didn’t have much of an increase in revenue. The membership fee increase to $75 just went into effect.

Conference: Ju-Don Roberts says the planning is moving right along. Ju-Don says they are working on shaping up the session on ethical issues that the online news industry is facing. The board discussed this at length and various other panels and conference issues.

2010 Conference Location: Jon Dube says we will most likely head back to D.C. in 2010. We are in San Francisco in 2009. The board approved going to D.C. in 2010 contingent on a contract with the hotel there.

Corporate Memberships/Title Sponsorship: Jim Brady is proposing some new membership and sponsorship levels. The board was invited to send Jim any feedback. The board also discussed the creation of an ONA Corporate Membership plan. The details will be fleshed out a bit over coming weeks.

Search for New Executive Director: We have more than two dozen applicants. Jon Dube beginning review process. Other board members involved.

Executive Session: The board met in executive session.

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