The ONA16 Program Team is a volunteer group of outstanding leaders in digital journalism who help us review submissions to the Suggestion Box, as well ideas from ONA staff and board members. Their goal is to create diverse, high-caliber educational programming for this year’s conference.

After a thorough review process, they recommend sessions to ONA staff, which usually constitutes around 2/3 of our educational programming.

It’s a lot of work, so if you see any of these folks around the conference, be sure to give them a big thanks and offer them a high-five or a beverage of their choice!

Program Team Co-Chairs

Dan Petty, Director of Audience Development, Denver Post
Patty Michalski, Managing Editor, Digital, Mobile, Social, USATODAY

Program Team

Sara Catania, Editorial Director, Zócalo Public Square
Kim Fox, Senior Engagement Editor
Maite Fernandez, Communications Director, ICFJ
Catherine Green, Managing Editor,
Mandy Jenkins, Director of News, Storyful; ONA Board
Meagan Kelleher, Director of Digital Content, Tribune Broadcasting
Kim Ngan Nguyen, Digital News Consultant
Shadi Rahimi, Deputy Producer, AJ+
Alexandra Smith, Content Strategist: events and data, Ft. Collins Coloradoan
Ariana Tobin, Enagement Editor, Guardian News & Media; MJ Bear Fellow
Paul Voakes, Founding Journalism Department Chair, University of Colorado Boulder
Aaron Williams, Graphics Reporter, Washington Post
Katie Yaeger, Graduate Research Assistant, Journalism Digital News Archive, Reynolds Journalism Institute