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  • Finalists announced for the 2019 Online Journalism Awards!

    Nearly 130 finalists represent excellence and innovation in digital storytelling.

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  • Check out the 2018 OJA Winners

    The OJAs awarded 31 projects with awards, as well as three special recipients and five General Excellence winners.

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This year the Online Journalism Awards feature 37 awards, including 15 with a total of $62,500 in prize money.

These prizes are made possible by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Gannett Foundation, the University of Florida, Journalism 360 and the Agora Journalism Center at the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communication. Their awards honor engaged journalism, data journalism, visual digital storytelling, investigative journalism, public service, technical innovation and general excellence. Thanks to support from Democracy Fund, entry fees are waived for Micro newsrooms to enter the general excellence category of the 2019 OJAs.

2019 Online Journalism Awards finalists announced

August 13, 2019 | Trevor Knoblich

WASHINGTON — The Online News Association (ONA) today unveiled the finalists for the 2019 Online Journalism Awards (OJAs).

Winners will be announced on Sept. 14 at the 2019 Online News Association Conference & Awards Ceremony in New Orleans. The conference ... Read More

Building community and career paths for newsroom coders: Q&A with Erika Owens

July 17, 2019 | Shazna Nessa

Inaugural ONA Community Award winner Erika Owens recently chatted with Shazna Nessa, ONA Board Secretary and Global Head of Visuals at The Wall Street Journal, about career paths where journalism meets technology, community building and the industry challenges she is ... Read More

Submit nominations for the 2019 ONA Community Award

July 10, 2019 | Karolle Rabarison

We are thrilled to open the call for nominations for the 2019 ONA Community Award!

We want to hear from you about the colleagues working behind the scenes who have made outsized contributions to online journalism, particularly by creating tools ... Read More

Over 400 Recipients in the Past 18 Years

Recent General Excellence winners include The Globe and Mail, Le Temps, and Nexo Jornal.

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See the 2018 ceremony recap

See the event and follow along with emcee Niala Boodhou, host of NPR Illinois’ The 21st, along will all of the acceptance speeches.

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