A series of Online Journalism Awards trophies sit on a table.
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Where to watch the 2023 Online Journalism Awards

By on August 9, 2023

We’re eager to celebrate the winners and finalists of the 2023 Online Journalism Awards (#OJA23)! Launched in May 2000, the Online Journalism Awards are the only comprehensive set of journalism prizes honoring excellence in digital journalism around the world.

This year’s awards honor 194 finalists in 23 categories. Six of the awards come with $57,000 in prizes, thanks to 3M, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication, the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, McKinsey Publishing and SmartNews. These categories celebrate science reporting, public service journalism, community-centered journalism, investigative data journalism, climate change reporting and general excellence.

The 2023 Online Journalism Award sponsor logos.Let’s dive into all the information you need to follow along as we cheer on the 2023 honorees.

2023 Online Journalism Awards: Virtual Winner Announcement

Join us for a virtual celebration for this year’s finalists and winners in 17 of the 23 categories on Aug. 17 at 1 p.m. EDT. We’ll be hosting this event on Zoom; registered attendees will receive a meeting link prior to the event.

Celebration hosts

Categories being announced and honored

  • 3M Truth in Science Award, supported by 3M
  • Breaking News
  • Digital Video Storytelling
  • Excellence and Innovation in Visual Digital Storytelling
  • Excellence in Audio Digital Storytelling
  • Excellence in Collaboration and Partnerships
  • Excellence in Immersive and Emerging Technology Storytelling
  • Excellence in Newsletters
  • Excellence in Social Justice Reporting
  • Excellence in Social Media Engagement
  • Excellence in Technology Reporting
  • Explanatory Reporting
  • Feature
  • Online Commentary
  • Sports, Health and Wellness
  • Student Journalism Award
  • The Al Neuharth Innovation in Investigative Journalism Award

Register for virtual winner announcement

2023 Online Journalism Awards Ceremony and Banquet

The Online News Association community will gather to celebrate the remaining 2023 finalists and winners at the OJAs Ceremony and Banquet on Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. EDT in Philadelphia. This exciting celebration is the closing event of ONA23: Philadelphia.

Ceremony host

Gene Demby, a host of NPR’s Code Switch podcast

Categories being announced and honored

Special award categories being honored

  • Impact Award
  • James Foley Award for Conflict Reporting
  • ONA Community Award
  • Rich Jaroslovsky Founder Award

Attending in person

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation logo.We will begin the evening with a networking reception at 6 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom Foyer. After that, enjoy the ceremony and banquet in the Grand Ballroom, presented with support from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

You must have an OJAs ticket to attend. Register for ONA23: Philadelphia by Aug. 18 and add your ticket to the ceremony during the registration process. If you’re already registered for ONA23, you can add on a banquet ticket by updating your registration. Standalone tickets are also available.

Register for ONA23 and the OJAs

Watch live

Can’t make it to Philadelphia? We’ll be livestreaming the ceremony around 7:45 p.m. EDT (11:45 p.m. UTC) on Aug. 26.

Explore all finalists

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Carrie Blazina

Carrie Blazina

As ONA’s communications manager, Carrie’s responsibilities include content strategy, event promotion, email and social media campaigns, press releases and overall editorial support.