Online News Association


Lorien Mattiacci and Vanya Iliev

Lorien Mattiacci and Vanya Iliev greeted prospective club members at the spring 2016 USF St. Petersburg campus Get on Board Day.


ONA USF St. Petersburg campus is a student chapter of the Online News Association, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting digital journalists. We explore issues related to the creation and consumption of online news. We do this through member-driven projects, events, research and discussion.


Current project committees explore video storytelling, social media and other topics related to online news. Future committees will explores with the Crow’s Nest, USF St. Petersburg campus’ student paper, and Neighborhood News Bureau, a community journalism initiative.



ONA USF St. Petersburg campus is an open, inclusive organization, and all active USF St. Petersburg campus students can join via PeteSync. Interested students can also join the national chapter of ONA, which includes membership in ONA Tampa Bay.