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  • Winners 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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Watch the 2019 ceremony!

Join emcee Sam Sanders, host of NPR’s It’s Been a Minute, as he presents this year’s Online Journalism Awards.

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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.

OJAs recognized as first major awards program to honor collaborations and partnerships

February 7, 2020 | Hollie Schultz

In the ever-evolving journalism industry, one trend is clear: Collaborative reporting is on the rise. According to the Center for Cooperative Media, “working with a variety of media organizations is a key factor for success.” They cited the Online Journalism ... Read More

Celebrating the 2019 OJA winners

October 10, 2019 | Karolle Rabarison The Online News Association awarded 38 Online Journalism Awards during the annual ceremony on Sept. 14, 2019 in New Orleans.Read More

Winners announced for the 2019 Online Journalism Awards

September 15, 2019 | Karolle Rabarison The Wall Street Journal, ProPublica, Honolulu Civil Beat and The Pudding announced as General Excellence winners at the 2019 Online Journalism Awards

New Orleans, Louisiana — Impressive digital journalism on election integrity, California’s deadliest wildfire and police use of force ... 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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