Minutes – March 14, 2008

Online News Association Board of Directors Meeting

In Attendance:

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

Minutes Approval: February minutes approved.

Treasurer’s Report: Neil Budde said he will send the report to the board next week. The board approved Neil’s proposed investment policy.

2008 Awards: The board discussed the awards process. We will add a summary section in the online form for each entry, thus making it easier for judges to pinpoint exactly what they should be looking at. The board also discussed current categories. We will defer to the awards committee for recommendations on new categories, etc.

Conference: Ju-Don Roberts said the conference logo has been selected. The board discussed the job fair, various day-long workshop possibilities and locations and Super Panel ideas. Ju-Don asked the board to send her more feedback.

Grants: Kinsey Wilson updated the board on the Knight Foundation grant process.

Board Meetings: The board discussed adding either another meeting each month or lengthening the monthly board meeting. No agreement was reached.

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