Meghan Murphy

Director of Programs • Online News Association • Boston, MA
Last edited May 22, 2024

Meghan Murphy is ONA’s Director of Programs. She is currently leading the AI in Journalism Initiative and ONA’s emerging technology strategy. She is responsible for creating programs and initiatives that train members of the ONA community and connect them in communities of practice to tackle big issues facing our field. She joined the ONA team in early 2016.

Before ONA, Meghan worked as a community strategist at AARP, developing strategies to engage current and future AARP members via emergent platforms and to change the way people think about aging. Before that, she was the first community manager at National Geographic, where she charted the organization’s community strategies, managed its user generated photography community and piloted a photo walk meetup program to introduce members and offer them training from expert talent.

Meghan holds a B.A. in journalism and Spanish from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She’s an alumna of the American Society of Association Executives’ Next Gen Association Summit and Young Professionals Advisory Committee. She was a 2020 New Leaders Council Fellow and has led finance and fundraising on the Board of Directors of both the D.C. and Boston chapters. She also served as a member of LION Publishers’ inaugural Advisory Council in 2020. She lives in New England.