The Student Newsroom immerses undergraduate and graduate college students in a digital media environment by providing hands-on experience during the three-day Online News Association Conference & Awards Banquet. Supported for the seventh year by Google, 20 select students will produce content for the conference website before and during the conference under the personal guidance of professional mentors.

aaron-albright

Aaron Albright

@tallbrighty
University of Florida

deonna-anderson

Deonna Anderson

@iamDEONNA
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

lauren-booker

Lauren Booker

@laurenbisme
Georgia State University

cody-boteler

Cody Boteler

@codyboteler
Towson University

dana-branham

Dana Branham

@danabranham
University of Oklahoma

andrea-czobor

Andrea Czobor

@andreaczobor
The University of North Texas

phi-do

Phi Do

@phihado
University of California – Santa Barbara

alex-duner

Alex Duner

@asduner
Northwestern University

darrian-graves

Darrian Graves

@thechamp006
Liberty University

polly-irungu

Polly Irungu

@pollyirungu
University of Oregon

wen-yee-lee

Wen-Yee Lee

@Wenyee_Lee
Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University

cara-lombardo

Cara Lombardo

@CaraRLombardo
University of Wisconsin-Madison

minna-markkanen

Minna Markkanen

@Miimh
University of Jyväskylä

danny-nett

Danny Nett

@dannynett
The University of North Carolina

clare-lynne-ramirez

Clare Lynne Ramirez

@clareramirez_
Syracuse University

Lesly Salazar, COMM 481 and 465, Spring 2016

Lesly Salazar

@leslysnews
The Pennsylvania State University

justina-sharp

Justina Sharp

@bentpieceofwire
American River College

charlie-smart

Charlie Smart

@charliersmart
University of Connecticut

jenny-ung

Jenny Ung

@jenny__ung
Arizona State University

lucas-waldron

Lucas Waldron

@lhwaldron
UC Berkeley

Mentors

Co-Chairs

Michelle Johnson, Associate Professor of the Practice, Multimedia Journalism, Boston University
Katia Hetter, Writer/Producer, CNN.com


Peg Achterman, Professor of Comm. & Journalism, Seattle Pacific University
Zita Arocha, Director and Associate Professor of Practice, borderzine.com, University of Texas at El Paso
Angela Danji Chao, Publisher, IBM/The Weather Company, Digital News Producer
Sam Kirkland, Associate Product Manager, BuzzFeed
Andrew Matranga, Assistant Teaching Professor, University of Denver
Nolan McCaskill, Breaking News Reporter, POLITICO
Steve Myers, Special Projects Editor, The Lens
Andrea Panciera, Adjunct Faculty, Journalism, Boston University
Lori Shontz, Journalism Instructor, University of Oregon
Ingrid Sturgis, Associate Professor, Howard University
Sarah Tuley, Social Media Manager/Digital Producer, Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Noor Wazwaz, Producer, NPR
Jill Knight, Staff Photographer/Videographer, The News & Observer
Amanda Winkle, Digital Content Producer, Action News Jacksonville (Cox Media Group)
Michael Workman, Digital Design Director, The Boston Globe

More Info

Students get the chance to attend conference programming led by experts in digital journalism, network with attendees and acquire and flex new digital media skills. All expenses — lodging, travel and registration fees — are paid.

Sixteen Student Newsroom mentors with digital skills have an opportunity to guide one to two students before and during the conference, working one-on-one with them to help develop story ideas and advise coverage production. Mentors receive free conference registration. They also have a chance to pay it forward, shaping the skills of tomorrow’s leaders in digital journalism.