Student Newsroom

The Student Newsroom and Innovation Lab immerses undergraduate and graduate college students in a digital media environment by providing hands-on experience during the three-day Online News Association Conference & Awards Ceremony.

Each year, twenty students and twenty mentors are chosen from pools of applicants and tasked with produce content and tools for the Student Newsroom website before and during the conference. Applications open each year as early as February. The selected participants are announced each July.

See the ONA21 Student Newsroom coverage

Meet Past Students  Meet Past Mentors

Volunteer Leads

Associate Professor of the Practice, Multimedia Journalism
Boston University
Senior editor

Staff Leads

Program Coordinator
Online News Association
Director of Technology
Online News Association