Student Newsroom

The Student Newsroom and Innovation Lab immerses 20 undergraduate and graduate college students in a digital media environment by providing hands-on experience during the 2023 Online News Association Conference (Aug. 23-26 in Philadelphia) and Online Journalism Awards (OJAs) Ceremony.

Each year, students and mentors are chosen from pools of applicants and tasked with producing content and tools for the Student Newsroom website before and during the conference. Applications for the ONA23 Student Newsroom will run March 30 – April 20, 2023.

ONA22 Student Newsroom

Journalism Student
California State University, Northridge
International Studies and Economics
CSU Long Beach
Journalism Student
University of Missouri
Houghton University
Broadcast Journalism
Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University
Sports Journalism
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Graduate Student
Georgetown University
University of Michigan-Dearborn
Magazine, News and Digital Journalism and Political Science
Syracuse University
Photojournalism and Documentary Photography
University of the Arts London: London College of Communication
Journalism Senior
Seattle Pacific University
Multimedia Journalism
Morgan State University
Mass Media Arts
Clark Atlanta University
Digital Media Studies
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Sociology and Journalism Integrative Concentration
Oberlin College
Journalism Student
American University
Journalism, international affairs
University of Georgia
Mass Communication
California State University, Northridge
Journalism Student
University of Southern California
American Indian Studies and Minor in Film, Television and Digital Media Studies
University of California Los Angeles

Stories from the newsroom

The student newsroom has been a signature component of ONA’s annual conference for over a decade. Get to know past participants and their experience.

See the ONA21 Student Newsroom coverage

Meet Past Students  Meet Past Mentors

Volunteer Lead

Associate Professor of Communication & Journalism
Seattle Pacific University

Staff Lead

Program Coordinator
Online News Association