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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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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.

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

Announcing the 2019 recipients of the James Foley Award and ONA Community Award

August 27, 2019 | Karolle Rabarison

We are pleased to announce the selection committees have granted the 2019 James Foley Award for Conflict Reporting to Honduran writer and photojournalist Tomas Ayuso, and the 2019 ONA Community Award to the administrators of the Journalists of Color Slack ... Read More

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

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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