WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - Jul 17, 2014) - The Online News Association today opened the call for nominations to media industry leaders and innovators for the six seats open for the 2015-16 Board of Directors.

Participation on the ONA Board of Directors is a unique opportunity for digital professionals to help guide the world's largest organization of digital journalists in shaping the future of media and building a stronger industry. Terms are for two years and begin Jan. 1, 2015.

Before applying, interested candidates can find more details on the criteria the Nominations Committee uses to decide whether to forward nominees to the membership for a vote, as well as the nomination/election process and deadlines.

To be considered for a seat, candidates must be ONA members in good standing, nominated by another ONA member in good standing. Potential candidates and nominators may join or renew here.

Once approved, the final slate of nominees will be posted on journalists.org during the campaign and election process. Nominees also will be introduced to the journalism community and voting membership at an open forum at ONA14, the Online News Association Conference & Awards Banquet in Chicago, on Friday, Sept. 26.

Voting will begin at ONA14 and end Oct. 14.

The Online News Association is the world's largest association of digital 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, developers, photographers, educators, students and others who produce news for and support digital delivery systems. ONA also hosts the annual Online News Association conference and administers the Online Journalism Awards.

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For more information, contact:
Jane McDonnell