Founders and Firsts: 20 Years of ONA

Presented at ONA19
September 11, 2019
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This year, ONA celebrates 20 years of training, networking and honoring excellence in journalism. We’ve organized a Featured session super-group of ONA all-stars: some of our founders alongside others who launched some of the most iconic work in ONA history. We’ll discuss what trends came to fruition, which sputtered out and where this group with incredible foresight sees journalism headed. You won’t want to miss this lineup.

This session is designed for:

  • Anyone interested in ONA’s early years, iconic work and successes and failures
  • Leaders building community organizations and industry associations and looking for guidance
  • Members who want insights into the motivations and concerns of ONA’s essential figures

Please click to read Howard Finberg and Martha Stone Williams’
Online News Association’s Digital Credibility Study, published in early 2002 and widely credited as an influential document demonstrating the legitimacy of digital news, and for Martha Stone Williams’ AI Ethics for Media Guidelines.


Speakers

Sree Sreenivasan
Marshall R. Loeb Visiting Professor of Digital Innovation, Digimentors
Elizabeth Osder
Principal, The Osder Group
Martha Stone Williams
CEO, World Newsmedia Network
Rich Jaroslovsky
Vice President for Content & Chief Journalist, SmartNews
Howard Finberg
Digital Futurist, Digital Futurist Consultancy

Moderators

Sara Catania
Director, Journalism School Partnerships, Solutions Journalism Network

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