From the archives: OJAs in 2004
We are sharing resources and stories from the ONA archives throughout 2019, as we celebrate 20 years of inspiring innovation and excellence in digital journalism.
In honor of this week’s finalists announcement, we’re looking back to 2004, when there were just seven categories in the Online Journalism Awards. The newest categories that year included Specialty Journalism, which honored “Web sites and subsites that focus on a specific area of content, such as entertainment and the arts, sports, business, lifestyle and so on,” as well as two student categories to recognize journalism produced at universities. Today, the OJAs feature 37 categories, reflecting innovation and growth in the digital journalism industry.