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  • 2020 Online Journalism Awards

    The call for entries is now officially open! It is more important now than ever to highlight the importance and value of journalism. We can’t wait to honor the great work you’ve produced this year.

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  • See the 2019 Online Journalism Awards winners!

    Nearly 130 finalists represent excellence and innovation in digital storytelling.

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This year the Online Journalism Awards feature 42 awards, including six with a total of $36,000 in prize money.

These prizes are made possible by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the University of Florida, McKinsey and Company, 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 climate change reporting.

ONA, McKinsey and Company partner to honor excellence in climate-change reporting

May 27, 2020 | Online Journalism Awards

We are pleased to announce the Online Journalism Awards (OJAs) will feature a total of $25,000 in cash prizes over five years for winners of the Topical Reporting: Climate Change category, thanks to generous support from McKinsey and Company.

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Five stories of impact from OJA winners and finalists

May 12, 2020 | Laura Bertocci

The 2020 Online Journalism Awards are open for submissions, and it’s our most ambitious round yet, with 42 awards available across 19 categories, including new honors for newsletters and climate-change reporting.

One of the best parts of administering the OJAs ... Read More

Let’s come together to showcase the impact of digital journalism with the 2020 OJAs

May 6, 2020 | Online Journalism Awards

With the world in a public health and economic crisis, high-quality journalism is key to ensuring people’s survival and well-being. Newsrooms continue to do incredible work reaching audiences with the information they need, from timely updates about local lockdowns and ... Read More

Nearly 500 Recipients in the Past 20 Years

Recent General Excellence winners include The Wall Street Journal, ProPublica, Honolulu Civil Beat, The Pudding, The Washington Post and The Marshall Project.

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Volunteer to be a 2020 Screener

Each year we select a diverse set of volunteers to kickstart the review process and pass on their collective recommendations to the OJA judging panels, who then select the finalists and 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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