We’re eager to celebrate the winners and finalists of the 2023 Online Journalism Awards (#OJA23)! Launched in May 2000, the Online Journalism Awards are the only comprehensive set of journalism prizes honoring excellence in digital journalism around the world.
This year’s awards honor 194 finalists in 23 categories. Six of the awards come with $57,000 in prizes, thanks to 3M, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication, the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, McKinsey Publishing and SmartNews. These categories celebrate science reporting, public service journalism, community-centered journalism, investigative data journalism, climate change reporting and general excellence.
Let’s dive into all the information you need to follow along as we cheer on the 2023 honorees.
Join us for a virtual celebration for this year’s finalists and winners in 17 of the 23 categories on Aug. 17 at 1 p.m. EDT. We’ll be hosting this event on Zoom; registered attendees will receive a meeting link prior to the event.
The Online News Association community will gather to celebrate the remaining 2023 finalists and winners at the OJAs Ceremony and Banquet on Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. EDT in Philadelphia. This exciting celebration is the closing event of ONA23: Philadelphia.
Gene Demby, a host of NPR’s Code Switch podcast
We will begin the evening with a networking reception at 6 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom Foyer. After that, enjoy the ceremony and banquet in the Grand Ballroom, presented with support from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
You must have an OJAs ticket to attend. Register for ONA23: Philadelphia by Aug. 18 and add your ticket to the ceremony during the registration process. If you’re already registered for ONA23, you can add on a banquet ticket by updating your registration. Standalone tickets are also available.
Can’t make it to Philadelphia? We’ll be livestreaming the ceremony around 7:45 p.m. EDT (11:45 p.m. UTC) on Aug. 26.