|In an age of overwhelming abundance of data, journalists and media organisations are learning to separate signal from noise in order to provide valuable insights to society. From the Guardian to the New York Times, La Stampa to Die Zeit, journalists and media organisations are experimenting with new ways of using data to improve reportage of complex issues and to give readers direct access to the sources behind the headlines. As Tim Berners-Lee says, “data-driven journalism is the future.”
To recognize and showcase outstanding work, as well as highlight best practices in this fast-growing field, the first international Data Journalism Awards (DJA) has been established this year. The DJA is organised by the Global Editors and is sponsored by Google. The competition is run by the European Journalism Centre.
A jury of data journalism experts and editors from all over the world, including from prestigious organisations like New York Times, Reuters, and Les Echos will award a total of €45,000 (over $55,000) to six winners. The jury is headed by Paul Steiger, founder of ProPublica.
There are three award categories awarded at both (i) national and international and (ii) local and regional levels to give a total of six prizes. The three categories are:
How to apply
Find out more about the competition and how to apply at datajournalismawards.org. If you have any questions about the competition get in touch with Liliana Bounegru, DJA Coordinator.