Nieuws - Data Journalism Awards winners announced
PARIS - The six winners and the three honourable mentions of the first edition of the Data Journalism Awards were announced on 31 May at the News World Summit in Paris.
The Data Journalism Awards competition is organised by the Global Editors Network and is the first international competition to recognise outstanding work in the growing field of data journalism. The Global Editors Network initiative is supported by Google and is organised in collaboration with the European Journalism Centre. Over 300 complete applications from 60 countries were received in less than three months, including from Kenya, Uganda, Mexico, and Argentina.
A jury of 10 leading data journalism experts, led by Paul Steiger, founder of ProPublica, chose one winner out of 9 or 10 nominees for each category of the awards. The entries came from all over the world, and the six winners (and three honourable mentions) represented five countries on four continents. The competition showed that digital techniques for capturing and making sense of data are taking their place among the most critical tools of journalism around the globe.
Each winner is rewarded with EUR 7.500 and a certificate designed by the famous French newspaper cartoonist Plantu.
1. Data-driven investigations
- Terrorists for the FBI (Mother Jones and UC Berkeley Investigative Reporting Program, USA)
- Methadone and the Politics of Pain (The Seattle Times, USA)
2. Data visualisation and storytelling
- Riot Rumours (The Guardian, UK)
- Pedestrian Crashes in Novosibirsk (Nikolay Guryanov, Stas Seletskiy and Alexey Papulovskiy, Russia)
3. Data-driven applications
- Transparent Politics (Polinetz AG, Switzerland)
- Illinois School Report Cards (Chicago Tribune, USA)