Meetup with other local professionals with an interest in the production of news for digital presentation.

The Online News Association (ONA) is a nonprofit membership organization for digital journalists, connecting journalism, technology and innovation. It is open to professionals and students, writers, editors, photographers, videographers, designers, developers -- the list goes on. Nonprofit and advocacy groups are welcome.

We'll be getting together to discuss issues that impact our work, as well as the latest tech tools you can use to tell your stories.

You do not need to be an ONA member to join this group. But we're hoping you'll enjoy it so much you eventually will. For more information about ONA or to become a member, check out

You can also follow us on Twitter (@ONAChicago) and join our ONA Chicago Facebook group.

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What's new

  • New Member
    Yunita Yunita­ joined
    August 25
    "Medill junior and Forbes contributor"
  • New Member
    Hil Hil­ joined
    August 11
    "Solo journalist."
  • New Member
    Peter Jørgensen Peter Jørgensen joined
    August 8
    Peter Jørgensen
    "36 year old journalist who's venturing into the scary world of data journalism."
  • New Member
    Sara J. Martinez Sara J. Martinez joined
    July 24
    Sara J. Martinez
    "I run the Best of Brew City mobile app and Tap Milwaukee entertainment website for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / I'm originally from Oak Lawn."
  • New Member
    Dave Royse Dave Royse joined
    July 16
    Dave Royse
    "Former (founding) executive editor of The News Service of Florida - online publication in Fla. Former longtime AP reporter. Now freelancing in Chicago."
  • New Member
    Will WIlkins III Will WIlkins III joined
    July 11
    Will WIlkins III
    "Former photographer who now works in tech"
  • New Member
    Hannah Cushman Hannah Cushman joined
    June 25
    Hannah Cushman
    "Recent Mizzou J-school grad making requisite pilgrimage to a city anywhere but mid-Missouri. Business writer, data researcher, inchoate developer."
  • New Member
    Lauren Lauren­ joined
    June 16
    "Video Producer & Editor in Chicago with a passion for journalism and new technologies."
  • New Member
    Bojan Francuz Bojan Francuz joined
    May 12
    Bojan Francuz
    "Bojan Francuz,, Midwest Organizer"
  • New Member
    Jim Nash Jim Nash joined
    May 3
    Jim Nash
    "Hey, everyone. I'm a science/tech/bu­siness writer, and my work appears in The New York Times, Scientific American, New Scientist and other pubs. Freelancing is great, but I'm kind of bugging out and want to commune with my own kind."

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