Voting opens tomorrow for the ONA Board of Directors election.  There is an amazing slate of good candidates–more than can be elected–and a real diversity of backgrounds.  So, I wanted to share more information about why I’d like to serve on the board:

I’m not a traditional journalist who moved to new media: Although I have a long history working with online news, my path has led from from being EIC of a big web news site (nj.,com) to running a large portal (netscape.com) to being head of product for a dating site (personals.yahoo.com), with lots of consulting along the way for sites including The Center for Investigative Reporting and Salon.  This means I have a perspective and a diversity of experience that will complement the Board.

ONA is an amazing organization that will benefit from my skills.  As the chair for the 2009 keynotes, I had a chance to get to know ONA’s vibrant community really well–and have a chance to contribute. It felt great to serve.

I represent sites focused on civic engagement, community engagement and hyperlocal, both as a practicioner–with Oakland Local–and as a consultant.  This is a group that needs more representation at ONA, and I’d like to help.

There are lots of other cool people running. Some of the people I plan to vote for myself include the following:
Michele McLellan, Knight Digital Media Center and Circuit Rider – Knight Foundation
Ingrid Sturgis
, Assistant Professor, Howard University

I think Michelle and Ingrid both bring fresh perspectives and experiences that ONA will greatly benefit from–please consider them as potential candidates you support.

Voting opens tomorrow for the ONA Board of Directors election.  There is an amazing slate of good candidates–more than can be elected–and a real diversity of backgrounds.  So, I wanted to share more information about why I’d like to serve on the board:

I’m not a traditional journalist who moved to new media: Although I have a long history working with online news, my path has led from from being EIC of a big web news site (nj.,com) to running a large portal (netscape.com) to being head of product for a dating site (personals.yahoo.com), with lots of consulting along the way for sites including The Center for Investigative Reporting and Salon.  This means I have a perspective and a diversity of experience that will complement the Board.

ONA is an amazing organization that will benefit from my skills.  As the chair for the 2009 keynotes, I had a chance to get to know ONA’s vibrant community really well–and have a chance to contribute. It felt great to serve.

I represent sites focused on civic engagement, community engagement and hyperlocal, both as a practicioner–with Oakland Local–and as a consultant.  This is a group that needs more representation at ONA, and I’d like to help.

There are lots of other cool people running. Some of the people I plan to vote for myself include the following:
Michele McLellan, Knight Digital Media Center and Circuit Rider – Knight Foundation
Ingrid Sturgis
, Assistant Professor, Howard University

I think Michelle and Ingrid both bring fresh perspectives and experiences that ONA will greatly benefit from–please consider them as potential candidates you support.