[RSVP] ONA-U: Dedicated Workshop for Journalism Students + Young Professionals, Supported by TEGNA Foundation and Loyola University of New Orleans

This session is sponsored by Tegna Foundation

This event is presented by Tegna Foundation

Location: Loyola University New Orleans, 6363 St. Charles Avenue, Fourth Floor, Room 402

All students and young professionals are welcome to join this special pre-ONA19 event, hosted and organized by Loyola University New Orleans. This half day event includes lunch and networking, plus resume and portfolio reviews.

No ONA19 badge is required. RSVP is requested.

12 p.m. to 12:50:
Welcome and Lunch
1 p.m. to 1:50: Session 1, Getting your freelance foot in the door.

  • Jen Larino, freelance writer based in New Orleans, will talk about how to land your first freelancing gigs, how to build a reputation as a reliable freelancer and how to conduct yourself professionally, especially during the editing process

2 p.m. to 2:50: Session 2, Managing trauma and trolls.

  • Michelle Hunter covers crime for The Times-Picayune. She will talk about how to manage stress on the job and how to deal with unsettling comments and emails regarding your professional work.

3 p.m. to 3:50: Session 3, Very Local New Orleans, lessons from working on a start-up website.

  • Mary Staes from Very Local New Orleans will discuss the benefits of getting in on the ground floor of a new website.

4 p.m. to 4:50: Session 4, Portfolio and resume building.

  • Sonya Duhe, director of the School of Communication and Design, and Jill Boatright from Loyola's career development center, will showcase ways to boost your resumes and online portfolios.

ONA-U is supported by TEGNA Foundation and Loyola University of New Orleans


Jen Larino
Freelance Writer,

Michelle Hunter
Crime Reporter, The Times-Picayune

Mary Staes
Digital Currator, Very Local New Orleans

Sonya Duhe
Director, School of Communication and Design, Loyola University of New Orleans

Jill Boatright
Director, Career Development Center, Loyola University of New Orleans