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2018 Ohio News Media Association Convention

February 7 & 8 at the Columbus Hilton/Polaris

The 2018 Ohio News Media Association Convention promises to be our best convention in years with plenty of great ideas you can immediately put into place in your community. The program starts on Wednesday and adjourns at 3:15 p.m. Thursday, making it easy to travel and beat traffic. And don’t miss the pre-convention advertising directors, editors and circulation managers roundtables, all of which are free with your convention registration.

Full registration for Wednesday and Thursday is $195 for ONMA members. In addition, there is a discount for more than one person attending from an ONMA member newspaper.

Don’t miss headliners including

  • David Chavern, CEO of the News Media Alliance
  • Politico editor Carrie Budoff Brown
  • Nikhil Hunshikatti of Dispatch Media Group
  • Google News Lab trainer Mike Reilley in the News Lab’s first appearance at a state association gathering
  • Ryan Stephens of BrandForge, an industry leader in native advertising
  • Morley Piper, D-Day landing veteran and the former director of the New England Newspaper Association
  • John Marling from Pulse Research presents a first-look at new statewide market research on shopping habits and media usage in Ohio
  • and many more! 

2016 and 2017 Convention Archives

For archives presentations, photos and sponsor information from the 2016 and 2017 ONMA Conventions, go here.