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 between January 1, 2022 and Dec 31, 2022. 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. You can submit as many nominations as you want. Nominations must be received by March 15, 2023.
Nominations Are Currently Closed.
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From a detailed quiz helping New Yorkers match themselves to a mayoral candidate, to a Twitter thread about missing and murdered indigenous people in Wyoming, to a series investigating gangs in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, we are proud to be bringing work that exists outside the mainstream into the spotlight.
From Best Twitter Thread to Best News-Based Podcast to Best Debunking of Fake News, the AJO Awards celebrate the new ways journalists are connecting with the public, and shine a light on excellence in reporting, writing and news production across genres.
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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