Student Newsroom

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.

Google's contribution helps make possible lodging and travel for Student Newsroom student participants.

Google’s contribution helps make possible lodging and travel for Student Newsroom student participants.

Supported for the fourth year by Google, 20 select students will produce content for the ONA13 website before and during the conference under the personal guidance of professional mentors. Students will also get the chance to attend ONA13 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.

Sixteen Student Newsroom mentors with digital skills will 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.

2013 Student Newsroom

Brandi Bottalico

@brandibot

Towson University

Tercius Bufete

@terciusbufete

California State University, Chico

Anthony Cave

@anthony_cave

Florida International University

Beth Cortez-Neavel

@ecortez_neavel

University of Texas at Austin

Graham Clark

@hello_thankyou

University of Southern California

Annie Daniel

@anieldaniel

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Laura Davison

@laurapdavison

University of Missouri

Brittney Figueira

@brittfigueira

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Crystal Garner

@shesagarner

The University of Southern Mississippi

Sean Greene

@seangreene89

University of California, Berkeley

Nikolas Iubel

@nikolasiubel

Columbia University

Sandhya Kambhampati

@sandhya__k

Ohio University

Max Knoblauch

@maxknoblauch

Hofstra University

Arik Ligeti

@arikligeti

Carleton University

Avni Nijhawan

@theavni

University of California, Berkeley

Allison Prang

@allisonprang

University of Missouri-Columbia

Luke Rafferty

@lukeraff

Syracuse University

Beena Raghavendran

@thebeenster

University of Maryland – College Park

Madeline Ross

@madelinekbr

Columbia University

Gabrielle Wright

@gabiawright

New York University

Mentors

Peg Achterman, Northwest University
Gavin Adamson, Ryerson University
Jeremy Bowers, NPR
Emily Chow, Washington Post
Laura Davis, Yahoo! News
Joanna Hernandez, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
Shazna Nessa, John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship at Stanford University Fellow
Caroline Que, Dyno Media
Cindy Rodriguez, Emerson College
Nancy Sharkey, University of Arizona
Leezel Tanglao, ABCNews.com
Tiffini Theisen, University of Tampa
Jill Van Wyke, Drake University
Curt Chandler, Penn State University
Sarah Hoye, CNN
Kathleen Culver, University of Wisconsin-Madison