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

We'll hear from key leaders in the digital journalism community - candidates for ONA's Board of Directors - about their approach to balancing innovation, engagement, revenue and, of course, core journalism. The brief meetup that follows is a chance to ask one-on-one questions of those who want to guide ONA over 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 looking for a glimpse at what their peers see as emerging issues
  • ONA members and voters who want more information about the Board of Directors candidate slate

More information on the Board of Elections process

More information about the 2020 Board Candidates


Andrew Fitzgerald
Chief Digital Content Officer, Hearst Television

Anita Li
Director of Communities, The Discourse
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Brad Luck
Director, Integrated Media, NBC Connecticut
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Charo Henriquez
Senior Editor of Digital Transition Strategy, The New York Times
@charohenriquezVisit Website

David Smydra
Head, News Product Experience, Google

Fergus Bell
Journalist/Strategist, Dig Deeper Media/Pop-Up Newsroom
@fergbVisit Website

Margaret Schneider
Director of Editorial Projects, Alley

Shazna Nessa
Global Head of Visuals, The Wall Street Journal

Versha Sharma
Managing Editor and Senior Correspondent, NowThis


David Cohn
Senior Director, Alpha Group, Advance Digital

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