ONA Local Office Hours: How Can I Start an ONA Local Group?

Want to keep the inspiration going after ONA19 and connect with ONA members in your hometown? ONA Local is our network of community-organized meetup groups that gather to talk digital journalism year-round. We're in more than 70 cities, campuses and countries around the world, and growing fast.

Stop by this facilitated workshop with ONA staff and organizers who have started successful groups to learn the steps to apply for a new group and brainstorm ideas to get started.

This session is designed for:

  • Anyone interested in continuing to connect with journalists in their local communities after ONA19
  • People who want to learn how to organize local journalism groups
  • People who want to get more involved in an existing ONA Local group


Stefanie Murray
Director, Center for Cooperative Media, Montclair State University
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Ernie Ting
Founder/CEO, CivImpact Labs
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Brad Luck
Director, Integrated Media, NBC Connecticut
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Tasha Stewart
Senior Manager of Engagement, WCPO-TV

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