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ONA 2022-23 Board of Directors

Online News Association: The candidates for the 2022-23 Board of Directors

The Online News Association (ONA) has announced the candidates up for election to its 2022-23 Board of Directors. A total of eleven candidates — six new nominees and five incumbents, representing a diverse range of digital media expertise and geographies — are running for six open seats on the Board.

There are a total of 16 seats on the ONA Board, including one appointed, non-voting student representative. Eight directors are serving their current two-year terms through 2021. The Board will appoint two additional seats for the 2022-23 term before the end of the year.

Voting will open Sept. 28 and close Oct. 18. Newly elected and appointed Board members will begin their two-year terms on Jan. 1, 2022.

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These are the candidates:

New Candidates
Angela Pacienza, Executive Editor, The Globe and Mail
Elana Zak, Head of newsletters, Politico
Kat Duncan, Director of Innovation, The Reynolds Journalism Institute
Kristian Lindquist, Head of digital, Swedish Public Service Broadcaster, SVT
Rachel Schwartz, Director, Content Operations, ABC Owned Television Stations
Tina Korani, Assistant Professor of Media Design, San Jose State University

Incumbent Candidates
Anita Li, Founder & CEO, The Green Line
Charo Henriquez, Editor, Newsroom Development & Support, The New York Times
David Smydra, Senior Curation Lead, Twitter
Fergus Bell, Founder & CEO, Fathm
Versha Sharma, Editor-in-Chief, Teen Vogue
Current Board member Maryanne Reed is at the end of her term. We are grateful for her service to the ONA community.

Learn more about each candidate’s profile here:



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