Under the Hood: Career Advice for The Rest of Us

Presented at ONA17
September 18, 2017
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Our Under the Hood sessions offer a deep dive into bold ideas and are led by all types of newsroom leaders.

ONA offers plenty of career building advice for executives and early-career folks. This session is for the rest of us — middle managers, people in first-time manager roles, professionals transitioning to new roles and freelancers.

In this unconventional format, we’ll start with lightning talks on a variety of mid-career challenges.

From there, you can choose your own adventure. Pick one of the ideas that piques your interest, then do a deeper dive with the presenters. Real — but constructive — talk is our goal.

The topics are:

  • Zone 1: Practical realities: How to manage collaborative partnerships so you can do great work – Heather Bryant, Nasr ul Hadi, Stefanie Murray
  • Zone 2: Stuck in the middle: Lessons in management – Emma Carew Grovum, P. Kim Bui
  • Zone 3: The right stuff: Finding top talent from diverse backgrounds – Brittany Hite, Linda Shockley

This session is for:

  • Anyone who feels stuck between just-starting-out and reaching that platinum-studded C-suite.


Emma Carew Grovum
Product Manager, The Daily Beast
Nasr Ul Hadi
ICFJ Knight Fellow, Int'l Center for Journalists (ICFJ)
Brittany Hite
Senior Mobile Editor, The Wall Street Journal
Stefanie Murray
Director, Center for Cooperative Media
Linda Shockley
Managing Director, Dow Jones News Fund
Kim Bui
Editor-at-Large, NowThis
Heather Bryant
Director, Project Facet


Andrew Losowsky
Project Lead, The Coral Project

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