The Online News Association and the University of Miami’s School of Communication on Monday announced the finalists for the 2013 Online Journalism Awards.
This year, the OJAs were modified to keep up with the evolving industry by including non-English entries in all categories and updating the student categories. Seven awards come with a total of $37,500 in prize money, courtesy of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Gannett Foundation, which also is supporting a new Watchdog Journalism category with a $5,000 award.
“Based on the entries, the innovation of online journalists isn’t slowing down. Nor is innovation isolated to just the biggest newsrooms,” ONA Board member Josh Hatch said in a statement. “As technologies evolve and mature, we’re seeing storytelling taking new forms, multimedia integration hitting new heights, and great journalism reaching more people than ever before.”
Hatch, along with the Associated Press Director of Global Product Operations Ruth Gersh, co-chairs the Online Journalism Awards Committee.
Finalists were chosen by a group of 24 journalists and new media professionals. Winners were chosen by 12 of those judges, representing a diverse cross-section of the industry.
The results will be announced at the 2013 ONA Conference and Online Journalism Awards Banquet on Oct. 19 in Atlanta.
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