Congratulations to the 2022 OJAs winners and finalists

Honoring innovation and excellence by 165 finalist projects from around the world

Explore 2022 honorees

The 2022 Online Journalism Awards feature 23 categories, including 6 with a total of $57,000 in prize money.

Six of the awards come with $57,000 in prize money, courtesy of SmartNews, The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, 3M, the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication’s Agora Journalism Center, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and McKinsey Publishing.

Thank you to the 2022 Online Journalism Awards celebrations sponsors.

Thank you to Andscape for generously sponsoring the 2022 Online Journalism Awards Banquet and Ceremony taking place at ONA22 on Saturday, Sept. 24. ONA would also like to express its gratitude to Letterhead who will be sponsoring a networking reception for OJA finalists and banquet attendees prior to the ceremony. Tickets for ONA22 and the OJA banquet are still available for purchase.


Reporting on police misconduct: 7 award-winning examples

November 5, 2022 | Online Journalism Awards

Investigating and reporting on police misconduct requires a complete and nuanced understanding of policing, the rules and regulations in effect and the community being policed. 

Over the years, there are many examples of both winners and finalists honored in the ... Read More

Photo highlights: Celebrating the 2022 OJA winners and finalists

October 19, 2022 | Karolle Rabarison

The Online News Association (ONA) awarded 55 prizes across 23 categories in the 2022 Online Journalism Awards. ONA’s annual conference, held Sept. 21-24 in Los Angeles, culminated in a special evening celebration to honor the winners and finalists. See all ... Read More

Watch the 2022 Online Journalism Awards presentations and ceremony

October 13, 2022 | Karolle Rabarison

We were thrilled to celebrate the winners in the 2022 Online Journalism Awards this September.

Winners were announced throughout the 2022 Online News Association Conference (ONA22), Sept. 21–24 in Los Angeles. Leading up to the conference, ONA also previously announced ... 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 or small team that has made outsize contributions to the field, particularly those who create tools or work environments that allow digital journalists to do their best 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 in the past 21 years

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

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Watch the 2022 Ceremony

Watch the 2022 Online Journalism Awards Ceremony, hosted by comedian Dana Goldberg, which was broadcasted from Los Angeles, Sept. 24.

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