Digital Journalism Insights: Lightning Talks from ONA Board Candidates and VIP Meetup

Presented at ONA17
September 18, 2017
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We’ll hear from key leaders in the digital journalism community — candidates for ONA’s Board of Directors — about how they approach the balance of innovation, engagement, revenue and, of course, core journalism work. Stick around for a brief meetup and a chance to ask some one-on-one questions of those who may guide ONA in the next few years.

This session is designed for:

  • Anyone who wants a “big picture” look at current trends in journalism — if you’re at our conference or watching online … that’s you!
  • Executives who want a glimpse as to what their peers see as emerging issues
  • ONA members who want more information about Board of Directors candidate slate to help inform their voting


Dan Gilgoff
Executive Editor, Digital, National Geographic
Kim Bui
Editor-at-Large, NowThis
Eric Carvin
Social Media Editor, The Associated Press
David Cohn
Senior Director, Alpha Group, Advance Publications
Charo Henriquez
Senior Editor of Digital Storytelling and Training, The New York Times
Nathalie Malinarich
Editor, Mobile & New Formats, BBC News
Shazna Nessa
Deputy Managing Editor, Global Head of Visuals, Wall Street Journal
Angela Pacienza
Head of Newsroom Development, The Globe and Mail
Versha Sharma
Managing Editor, NowThis
David Skok
Digital Media Executive, Intrepid Media
David Smydra
Editorial Director, Google Play Newsstand, Google


Mindy McAdams
Professor, University of Florida
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