Deadline extended for 2012 Online Journalism Awards

By on June 19, 2012

The deadline to enter the Online Journalism Awards has been extended to June 27 at midnight ET.

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So, now that you have more time, here is what you need to know to enter:

The OJAs are the premier awards for digital journalists, recognizing major media, international and independent sites producing innovative work in multimedia storytelling.

Read the OJA overview and rules and eligibility carefully; there are signifiicant changes this year.

The 2012 categories have been expanded, with three new categories this year. See the full list of categories and how we’ve redefined our expectations to highlight excellence in digital reporting acoss the board. 

Entry fees are $100 per entry for ONA members; $175 for non-members. Fees for students and sole practitioners are $50 per entry for members; $125 for non-members. (Not an ONA member? Join here. Please allow up to one day for membership approval.)

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Launched in May 2000, the OJAs are administered by the Online News Association, in partnership with the University of Miami School of Communication. This year’s honorees will be announced on Sept. 22, the final night of ONA12, the Online News Association Conference and Awards Banquet, held Sept. 20-22 in San Francisco.


Jennifer Mizgata

Jennifer Mizgata is Director of Programs at the Online News Association, where she leads the Women's Leadership Accelerator. At ONA, Jennifer focuses on identifying talented digital journalists and innovative journalism projects and providing them with support. Jennifer is a business and design strategist with over a decade of experience creating industry-changing training programs, investing in award-winning projects, and managing key relationships with journalism partners and tech stakeholders. She regularly coaches managers, senior leaders and entrepreneurs on challenges related to their careers and launching new ventures. Jennifer shares advice for navigating tough work challenges in Work Space, a monthly column for Fortune.