Table Talks: Leadership

  • Friday – 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
  • Rhythms II + III - 2nd Floor | Sheraton
  • #ONA19TableTalks

Consistently ranked among the best experiences of our conference, this series of participatory, inspiring conversations will address challenging topics in your area of expertise. Participants are able to choose their own conversations and collaborate with the brightest minds in their fields to explore new ideas on common issues.

Head to the room that has the topics that interest you most, sit anywhere and our trained facilitators will you give you (very brief!) instructions on how Table Talks will work.

This session is designed for:

  • Everyone! There's something for everyone at the ONA19 Table Talks sessions

Table leads:

  • Shannan Bowen, Lead Product Manager for News, McClatchy - What's your dream cross-functional team - and how do you build it?
  • Alison Go, Head of Growth, Chalkbeat - How to hire for the future
  • Brad Luck, Director, Integrated Media, NBC Connecticut - How to lead a newsroom and digital team in today's media environment


Shannan Bowen - Lead Product Manager for News, McClatchy
@shanbow |

Brad Luck - Director, Integrated Media, NBC Connecticut
@bradlucknbc |


Melisa Goh - Head of Planning, AJ+

Julia B. Chan - Managing Editor, Digital, KQED
@juliachanb |

Fergus Bell - Journalist/Strategist, Dig Deeper Media/Pop-Up Newsroom
@fergb |

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