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The Online Journalism Awards

See the list of the best data journalism projects of 2012.

September 24, 2012

After a great deal of expectation, the Online News Association revealed the winners of this year’s ONA awards, considered to be the ‘Oscars’ of online journalism. The ceremony was held last Saturday (22/09) during the 2012 Online News Association Awards Banquet, in San Francisco. The event marked the end the ONA2012 Conference.

(image: Online Journalism Association)

The winning entries included projects from journalists around the world and focused on topics including same-sex marriage, immigration and stand your ground laws. 35 journalists and new media professionals selected the works at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, and here’s the list of this year’s winners:

Congratulations to all the winners and also to the finalists, which you can see here.

During the ONA12, we also found out who were the Knight Data Challenge winners, that received a total of $2.22 million in prizes. The six projects were elected for making it easier to access and use information on local communities, air quality, elections, demographics and more.

Meet the Knight Data Challenge winners
(image: Online Journalism Awards)

The Online News Association is a nonprofit membership organization for digital journalists, connecting journalism, technology and innovation.In 2000, they launched  the Online Journalism Awards  in partnership with the University of Miami, quickly becoming a reference in the news industry for acknowledging outstanding digital journalism websites.

Links: Clases de Periodismo – Estos son los ganadores de los Oscar del periodismo online | Online News Association – An Evening for Celebrating Innovation; Knight Data Challenge Winners Announced; 2012 Online Journalism Awards finalists announced


Written by Tiago Veloso

Tiago Veloso is the founder and editor of Visualoop and Visualoop Brasil . He is Portuguese, currently based in Bonito, Brazil.