• Submit your work to the 2024 Online Journalism Awards

    The awards submission portal will be open April 4 – May 16. We honor outstanding news coverage with groundbreaking approaches across 23 categories, including Excellence in AI Innovation – new for 2024!

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  • Help select this year’s finalists and winners!

    More than 200 volunteers contribute their digital media expertise to review submissions. Screeners review entries to determine semi-finalists. Then, judges meet as a group to review, discuss and select the finalists and winners.

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  • ONA members receive a discount on submissions

    ONA members get a special rate when entering work for the Online Journalism Awards. Join before you submit, and your discount will be automatically applied to your entry. Plus, you’ll receive other special discounts and access to events throughout the year!

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For the 2024 OJAs, six awards come with a total of $57,000 in prize money, courtesy of The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, 3M, the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication’s Agora Journalism Center, McKinsey Publishing, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and SmartNews. These awards honor science reporting, community-centered journalism, investigative data journalism, service journalism, climate change reporting and general excellence.

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Less-told stories of China’s “Run” movement

April 5, 2024 | Karolle Rabarison

Under Xi Jinping’s zero-COVID policy, an internet meme and movement emerged in China as people searched for ways to escape the country for greater freedoms. In the mini-documentary The Young People Who “Ran” out of China, Are Their Dreams ... Read More

New opportunities: ONA calls for entries, judges and screeners for the 2024 Online Journalism Awards

April 4, 2024 | Karolle Rabarison

UPDATE (May 8): We received an unusual number of messages about needing more time in the week leading up to the deadline to submit entries to the 2024 OJAs. To give everyone the opportunity the opportunity award entries and be ... Read More

Award-winning journalism explains clear link between environmental damage and disease outbreaks

April 2, 2024 | Karolle Rabarison

Online Journalism Awards judges were impressed with how ProPublica’s Roots of an Outbreak leveraged academic literature, skillful data analysis, interactive design and an “impressively personal depth of reporting” to explain the complexity of disease outbreaks. The project was a ... 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, small team or community in online journalism that has made outsize contributions to these communities or workplaces, particularly those who create and foster an inclusive environment that allow journalists to do game-changing 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 25 years

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

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Watch the 2023 Ceremony

Watch the 2023 Online Journalism Awards Ceremony, hosted by Code Switch podcast host Gene Demby, which was broadcast from Philadelphia on Aug. 26.

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