From the archives: Looking back at the first OJAs
We are sharing resources from the ONA archives throughout 2019, as we celebrate 20 years of inspiring innovation and excellence in digital journalism.
Winners of the inaugural Online Journalism Awards were announced in December 2000 at an awards ceremony that highlighted journalist Kurt Andersen as the featured speaker. The first contest, administered by ONA and the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, drew entries from more than 200 news organizations. Winners and finalists included Salon, Associated Press, CNET, The Albuquerque Tribune and American RadioWorks (now APM Reports). Back then, entries were from English language outlets, but today the submissions pool is multilingual and includes work from over 30 countries.