Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Screeners Needed for Online Journalism Awards

The Online News Association is looking for help to screen entries for the 2010 Online Journalism Awards, which recognizes excellence in digital journalism.

Participants are eligible for a drawing for free registration to ONA10 (the ONA Conference and Awards Banquet), Oct. 28-30, in Washington, D.C., worth $399 for members and $699 for non-members.

Screeners "provide an invaluable initial assessment for the final judges by grading entries from around the world on quality of journalism, interactivity and community tools, creative use of medium, and design and navigation. Screeners need not be ONA members, but do need to have experience in the online journalism industry."

Screening begins the week of July 19 and must be completed by Tuesday, Aug. 10, at 9 a.m. ET. Screeners often take a few hours over several days to complete their work. You’ll be guided through the process with the help of an easy-to-use web-based tool that allows you to log on anywhere you have an Internet connection.

As a thank-you to screeners who complete their assignments by Monday, Aug. 2, at 9 a.m. ET, we are offering an incentive: Your name will go into a digital hat to make you eligible for one of five free registrations to ONA10.
To sign up as a screener, fill out the application here.

Questions? Contact Sherry Skalko at awards@journalists.org.

PBS NewsHour's Hari Sreenivasan has been recently announced as the emcee of the Online Journalism Awards banquet. Sreenivasan joined "PBS NewsHour” in December 2009 as an online and on-air correspondent. He worked previously as a correspondent with ABC News, CBS News and CNET.

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