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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.

When to watch the 2020 Online Journalism Awards winner announcements

October 8, 2020 | Online Journalism Awards

The 2020 Online Journalism Awards represent the best in digital journalism from the past year. Looking through the finalist projects is like digging through a gold mine of inspiring journalism—you’ll find everything from collaborative investigations that involved reporters around the ... Read More

Q&A with the OJA20 Excellence in Immersive Storytelling Finalists

October 8, 2020 | Online Journalism Awards

Now in its 21st year, the Online Journalism Awards’ Excellence in Immersive Storytelling category has a wide collection of innovative stories competing for the “Nerd Knife,” a.k.a. the shiny glass trophy.

The diverse finalists projects include pieces on air pollution, ... Read More

Congratulations to Doug Mitchell, recipient of the 2020 ONA Community Award

October 8, 2020 | Online Journalism Awards

It is a pleasure to announce the recipient of the 2020 ONA Community Award is Doug Mitchell, honored for his decades-long dedication to increasing diversity in radio and creating community and mentorship opportunities for journalists of color and young journalists.

Doug Mitchell ... 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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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