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  • 2020 OJA Finalists Announced!

    Finalists for the 2020 OJAs have been announced and will be honored at ONA20 Everywhere at virtual events.

    See the Finalists
  • See the 2019 Online Journalism Awards winners

    Nearly 130 finalists represent excellence and innovation in digital storytelling.

    See last year’s winners

This year the Online Journalism Awards feature 42 awards, including 13 with a total of $56,000 in prize money.

These prizes are made possible by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the University of Florida, McKinsey Publishing, Journalism 360, the Agora Journalism Center at the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communication, and SmartNews. Their awards honor general excellence, engaged journalism, data journalism, visual digital storytelling, investigative journalism, public service, technical innovation and climate change reporting.

Raju Narisetti receives ONA’s 2020 Rich Jaroslovsky Founder Award

September 15, 2020 | Online Journalism Awards

We are pleased to announce the Online News Association Board of Directors has granted the 2020 Rich Jaroslovsky Founder Award to Raju Narisetti for his outstanding contributions to digital journalism and dedication to ONA’s mission, vision and values.

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ONA Announces the 2020 Online Journalism Awards Finalists

September 1, 2020 | Online Journalism Awards The Online News Association (ONA) is honored to share the finalists for the 2020 Online Journalism Awards (OJAs).Read More

SmartNews commits $60,000 in cash prizes for General Excellence winners in the Online Journalism Awards

August 5, 2020 | Karolle Rabarison

We are excited to announce that new support from SmartNews will award a total of $60,000 in cash prizes over three years for winners of the General Excellence category in the Online Journalism Awards (OJAs).

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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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Watch the 2019 Ceremony

Join emcee Sam Sanders, host of NPR’s It’s Been a Minute, as he presented last year’s Online Journalism Awards. This year’s winner announcements will be spread throughout the ONA20 Everywhere conference.

Watch the Ceremony