American Journalism Online Awards
Celebrating the new ways journalists connect with the public
The AJO Awards recognize excellence in reporting, writing and news production across genres. As the media landscape evolves, we want to celebrate great journalism no matter what form it takes — whether a long-form narrative published on a website, a podcast, a newsletter, a Twitter thread, or a TikTok video.
Our goal is to shine light on journalists and publications that live outside the mainstream and don’t fit into the categories honored by many long-standing media awards.
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Reporters, producers, editors and the public are invited to nominate their favorite outlets and works of journalism published in 2020. You can nominate anyone — even a colleague or yourself. To nominate a work, click on the category below and complete the form. Be sure to include the name of the journalist or journalists who authored the work, the publication, a link and why you think the work or outlet deserves recognition. Nominations must be received by March 1, 2021.
Investigative reporter for APM Reports and the host and lead reporter of the podcast In the Dark. Baran is the recipient of awards including the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award, the George Polk Award, and the George Foster Peabody Award.
A New York Times writer and author, Deb has been the recipient of an Edward R. Murrow Award and was named a “breakout media star” by Politico.
Journalism professor at NYU and founder and director of the American Journalism Online master’s program.
The founding editor and publisher of MLK 50: Justice Through Journalism, a distinguished fellow in ProPublica’s Local Reporting Network, and the winner of multiple awards including the Selden Ring Award for investigative reporting and the National Association of Black Journalists Best Practices Award.
American Journalism Online Program at NYU
Launched in 2019, the American Journalism Online program is a 30-credit journalism master’s program housed at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at NYU. Its mission is to train journalists who want to change the world for the better. With an intensive curriculum and award-winning faculty, including some of the top journalists working today, AJO offers small classes, intensive feedback, a mentor program, and hands-on publishing experience.
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