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 sixth year by Google, these 20 select students will produce content for the ONA15 website before and during the conference under the personal guidance of professional mentors.

2015 Student Newsroom

Sneha-Antony

Sneha Antony

@Sneha_Antony

Columbia Journalism School

Karishma-Asoodani

Karishma Asoodani

@Karishma1095

St.Francis College for Women

Shuyao-Chen

Shuyao Chen

@shuyao_chen

Penn State University

Tracy-Cook

Tracy Cook

@tmcook23

University of Missouri

Meghan Coyle

Meghan Coyle

@inkwaves

University of Southern California

Dakota-Crawford

Dakota Crawford

@DakotaCrawford_

Ball State University

Nathalie-Dortonne

Nathalie Dortonne

@ndortonne

University of Florida

Jessie-Gomez

Jessie Gomez

@jessiereport

Azusa Pacific University

Cassandra-Jaramillo

Cassandra Jaramillo

@cassandrajar

The University of Texas at Austin

Haiyun-Jiang

Haiyun Jiang

@JiangHaiyun

Boston University

Jeremy-C-F-Lin

Jeremy C.F. Lin

@Jeremy_CF_Lin

University of California, Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism

Katy-Mersmann

Katy Mersmann

@KatyMersmann

University of Missouri

Neha-Ramani

Neha Ramani

@neha_ramani

Indiana University

Ernesto-Rivera

Ernesto Rivera

@ernestorivera

California State University, Chico

Christina-Romualdo

Christina Romualdo

@Chris_Romualdo

Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning

Genevieve-Scarano

Genevieve Scarano

@genevievescaran

Boston University College of Communication

Andrew-Silver

Andrew Silver

@asilver360

University of Florida

Kendall-Trammell

Kendall Trammell

@KendallTrammell

University of Georgia

Kenneth-Ware-Jr

Kenneth Ware Jr.

@KennethWareJr

Texas Southern University

Ashleigh-Wilson

Ashleigh Wilson

@A1News_

North Carolina A&T State University

Mentors

Co-Chairs

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


Peg Achterman, Assistant Professor, Seattle Pacific University
Amara Augliar, Associate Professor, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
Chris Canipe, Interactive Graphics Editor, The Wall Street Journal
Matthew Caruana Galizia, News developer, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
Curt Chandler, Senior Lecturer /Multimedia, Penn State University
Bonnie Layton, Lecturer, Indiana University
Talya Minsberg, Social Strategy Editor, The New York Times
Amalie Nash, Executive Editor, Des Moines Register
Madison Park, Digital News Producer, CNN International
Darleene Powells, Online Producer, CBS
Lori Shontz, Journalism Instructor, University of Oregon
Ingrid Sturgis, Associate Professor, Howard University
Leezel Tanglao, Senior Multi-platform Editor, CNNMoney
Ryan Thornburg, Associate Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Sarah Tuley, Digital Content Producer, Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Carlos Virgen, Digital News Director, The Day
William Wolfe-Wylie, Editorial Web Developer, CBC
Mason Wright, Digital Content Editor, The Globe and Mail

More Info

Students get the chance to attend ONA15 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.

Twenty 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.