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    Finalists for the 2022 Online Journalism Awards will be announced in late August

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  • Check out the 2021 OJA finalists and winners

    Learn more about the 137 finalists and 45 winners

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The 2022 Online Journalism Awards feature 23 categories, including 6 with a total of $57,000 in prize money.

Six of the awards come with $57,000 in prize money, courtesy of SmartNews, The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, 3M, the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication’s Agora Journalism Center, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and McKinsey Publishing.

ONA calls for entries and screeners for the 2022 Online Journalism Awards

May 5, 2022 | Karolle Rabarison

The Online News Association has opened the call for entries for the 2022 Online Journalism Awards (#OJA22), the leading global awards honoring excellence in digital journalism since 2000.

The 2022 OJAs feature 56 awards across 23 categories open for submissions. ... Read More

Online News Association and 3M partner to recognize excellence in science journalism

April 19, 2022 | Online Journalism Awards

The Online News Association (ONA) is pleased to introduce the 3M Truth in Science Award as the newest category in the Online Journalism Awards (OJAs). The award features a total of $21,000 in cash prizes over three years, and is part ... Read More

Behind the projects: Lightning chats with finalists for the 2021 Gather Award in Engaged Journalism

November 29, 2021 | Karolle Rabarison

Since 2019, the Gather Award in Engaged Journalism has honored inspiring people and journalism projects that center communities’ information needs and voices in the reporting process. This first-of-its-kind award was established as part of the annual Online Journalism Awards showcase thanks to ... Read More

The OJA special awards recognize outstanding leaders, projects, innovation and overall contributions to ONA and the journalism community

James Foley Award for Conflict Reporting

Honoring a digital journalist who produces excellent reporting under the most challenging conditions, covering war, corruption, crime, culture and politics in countries around the world.

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Rich Jaroslovsky Founder Award

Honoring a senior-level individual who has made lasting contributions to the field of digital journalism through and who exhibits extraordinary commitment to the mission, value and vision of ONA.

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ONA Community Award

Honoring a person or small team that has made outsize contributions to the field, particularly those who create tools or work environments that allow digital journalists to do their best work.

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Impact Award

Honoring a trailblazing individual whose work in digital journalism and dedication to innovation exhibits a substantial impact on the industry.

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More than 600 recipients in the past 21 years

Recent General Excellence winners include The New York Times, ProPublica, PublicSource and Grist.

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Watch the 2021 Ceremony

Watch the announcement of winners in six categories, recorded in Philadelphia, PA on Oct. 15.

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