The Sunshine in Government Initiative is pleased to welcome the Online News Association, the world’s largest association of digital journalists. Since its inception in 1999, ONA has garnered over 1,900 members and carved out a niche for itself in the ever-evolving world of news, media, and technology by inspiring innovation and excellence among digital journalists to better serve the public.
“ONA is delighted to add our voice to SGI’s already strong, united one representing the media’s perspective on freedom of information issues,” said Jim Brady, ONA board president and editor-in-chief of Digital First Media. “We look forward to strengthening our oversight and stand on issues critical to digital journalists all over the world.”
According to ONA’s press release, “ONA sees its participation as a way to support freedom of information and keep its members up to date on critical issues of government transparency that impact their daily work, from access to information to publishing data and issues of privacy.”
SGI Coordinator Rick Blum explained that “SGI will benefit from the unique perspective and energy that ONA brings to the fight to make government more transparent and we’re excited to be working together.”