Online Journalism Awards

The Online Journalism Awards (OJAs), launched in May 2000 to honor excellence in digital journalism around the world, are administered by the Online News Association in partnership with the University of Miami School of Communication.

The 2014 OJA applications will open in May. Subscribe to our email newsletter to receive information on the 2014 OJAs.

See the 2013 winners, which were announced on Oct. 19, 2013.


Over the past decade, the OJAs have recognized major media, international and independent sites and individuals producing innovative work in multimedia storytelling. The OJA Committee and judges place special emphasis on entries that demonstrate mastery of the special characteristics and emerging technology of digital journalism.

Nine of the 29 awards come with a total of $37,500 in prize money, courtesy of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Gannett Foundation, including a new $5,000 award honoring the best in Watchdog Journalism.

The OJAs are traditionally awarded on the final night of the Online News Association Conference & Awards Banquet.