Charo Henriquez, Nathalie Malinarich, Shazna Nessa and Versha Sharma Elected to ONA’s Board of Directors

11/10/17

WASHINGTON, Nov. 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Members of the Online News Association, the world’s largest membership organization of digital journalists, elected four new members to its Board of Directors and re-elected two incumbents to a two-year term.

The newest directors, Charo Henríquez, Senior Editor of Digital Storytelling and Training at The New York Times; Nathalie Malinarich, Editor, Mobile & New Formats at BBC News; Shazna Nessa, Deputy Managing Editor & Global Head of Visuals at the Wall Street Journal; and Versha Sharma, Managing Editor & Senior Correspondent at NowThis will join the Board Jan. 1, 2018.

The re-elected members are P. Kim Bui, Editor-at-Large at NowThis, and Eric Carvin, Social Media Editor at The Associated Press.

“We are thrilled to bring four dynamic new voices to the ONA board in Shazna, Charo, Versha and Nathalie,” said ONA Board President Joshua Hatch. “They will make an immediate impact as we begin work on our next strategic plan.”

Serving out their current two-year terms through 2018 are:

  • Benét Wilson, Aviation Queen LLC & Secretary, Online News Association
  • Celeste LeCompte, Director of Business Development, ProPublica
  • Elite Truong, Product Manager, Partner Platforms, Vox Media
  • Greg Linch, Data Developer, McClatchy
  • Imaeyen Ibanga, Senior Digital Video Producer and Manager, AJ+
  • José Zamora, Vice President of Strategic Communications, Univision Network News
  • Joshua Hatch, Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT & President, Online News Association
  • Mandy Jenkins, Head of News, Storyful & Vice President, Online News Association


An additional two seats will be appointed by the Board this winter to help meet specific organizational goals, including a non-voting student representative.

ONA thanks everyone who ran and voted, and encourage active participation in choosing ONA’s leadership in future elections. For more information on election results, visit journalists.org.

About ONA

The Online News Association is the world’s largest association of online journalists. ONA’s mission is to inspire innovation and excellence among journalists to better serve the public. The membership includes news writers, producers, designers, editors, bloggers, technologists, photographers, academics, students and others who produce and distribute news for digital delivery systems. ONA also hosts the annual Online News Association conference and administers the Online Journalism Awards.

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