It’s All Journalism: Online Journalism Awards Recognize Digital Innovation

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Journalists are using digital technology every day to find new and innovative ways to tell their stories. Shouldn’t they be recognized for those groundbreaking efforts?

For the last decade, the Online News Association has presented its annual awards to honor innovation in online news. The Online Journalism Awards committee and judges give special attention to those journalists and newsrooms who show a mastery of the emerging technology.

Thanks to the generosity of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Gannett Foundation and The University of Florida, 10 of the awards being presented Sept. 25-27, at the ONA14 Conference in Chicago will come with a total of $52,500 in prize money.

The awards recognize excellent work in the technical aspects of our field — data journalism, visual digital storytelling and technical innovation — as well as the more general — public service and investigative reporting.

The person in charge of running the awards is Josh Hatch, treasurer of the ONA Board.

It’s been more than a year since we last had Josh on our podcast. Back in January 2013, he talked to us about data visualizations and the work he was doing as senior editor of data and interactives at the Chronicle of Higher Education.

In our new podcast, he talks about how the Online Journalism Awards have changed over the years and why people should get their material ready for the June 13 deadline.

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