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 2022 Online News Association Conference (Sept. 21–24 in Los Angeles) 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 to join the ONA22 Student Newsroom are now closed.

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 Leads

Emerita Associate Professor of the Practice, Journalism
Boston University
Associate Professor of Communication & Journalism
Seattle Pacific University

Staff Lead

Program Coordinator
Online News Association