Submissions open for 2012 Online Journalism Awards [Worldwide]
Online journalists, digital news organizations and students worldwide can apply for an award.
This year's contest features 11 categories - public service, general excellence, technical innovation, breaking news, planned news/events, explanatory reporting, topical reporting, online commentary, feature, investigative journalism and non-English projects. Categories are divided by size, defined by the number of full-time employees dedicated to editorial efforts. Student projects that were part of coursework are also eligible.
Finalists will be selected in each category and eight awards come with a total of US$33,000 in prize money, courtesy of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Gannett Foundation, including two $2,500 awards for innovative investigative work.
Awards will be given at the Online News Association Conference & Awards Banquet in San Francisco. The OJAs, launched in 2000, are the only comprehensive set of journalism prizes honoring excellence in digital journalism.
The entry fee is US$100 for ONA members, US$175 for non-members, US$50 for student members and US$125 for student non-members.
Apply by June 21.
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