The 2022 HBCU Digital Media Fellows at ONA22, Sept. 21-24, 2022 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Diana Henderson for the Online News Association)

HBCU Digital Media Fellowship

at ONA22 — Sponsored by Knight Foundation

Students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) receive hands-on experience during the 2022 Online News Association Conference (#ONA22), Sept. 21-24, as part of the HBCU Digital Media Fellowship.


The 2022 HBCU fellows

Broadcast Journalism
Howard University
Mass Communication
Xavier University of Louisiana
Mass Media Arts Student
Clark Atlanta University
Multimedia Journalism Student
Morgan State University
Public Relations
Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University

About the fellowship

Supported annually since 2014 by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, each fellow will receive a free conference registration to ONA22 and a one-year ONA membership. Fellows will work closely with lead mentor Michael Grant, Founder of Get Current Studio. They work with mentors to produce multimedia packages for the conference and be immersed in intensive digital journalism training.

The fellowship is centered on a highly-engaged conference experience for students, with a focus on the evolving nature of online journalism. Fellows also participate in networking and receive training from industry leaders which in the past have included Microsoft and mmhmm. Schedules are tailored to students’ particular career interests, and they have time to attend conference sessions and networking events, where they connect with professional digital journalism innovators.

Meet the Fellows