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Capitol Communicator reports that the Online News Association states that LaSharah S. Bunting will be its new CEO and Executive Director.

LaSharah S. Bunting joins Online News Association as CEO and Executive Director

by | Feb 7, 2023

The Online News Association (ONA), based in D.C., the world’s largest digital journalism association, announced that LaSharah S. Bunting is the association’s new CEO and Executive Director, effective March 13.

Bunting was most recently a Vice President and Executive Editor at Simon & Schuster, where she acquired and edited nonfiction titles, with a particular focus on deeply reported narratives that explore the complex issues of our time. Before that, as Director of Journalism at the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, she managed grants and initiatives that accelerated digital and organizational transformation in newsrooms, advanced equity and inclusion and boosted the development of new skills and expertise.

She previously worked at The New York Times for 13 years, holding roles such as Senior Editor for Digital Transition, which involved leading a new team focused on implementing digital skills and organizational change across the newsroom. She also worked as an Editor on the Times’ National Desk, where she directed breaking news and oversaw the department’s daily report, multimedia projects and audience engagement. She was an Assignment Editor on the Metro and Arts and Culture desks as well as Editor for Frank Rich’s Sunday Op-Ed column. Before coming to The Times, LaSharah was an Editor at The Dallas Morning News. She serves on the Board of Directors for Outlier Media, Open Campus and Dow Jones News Fund.

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