Our jury of international experts has gathered and debated. The 607 projects we received this year have been reviewed, and the list is finally ready. 103 projects of the highest standards have been shortlisted for this year’s Data Journalism Awards competition.
We crunched the data from all projects submitted this year. Watch this video we’ve made:
26 countries are represented in the shortlist, with the US and the UK leading the pack. Submissions from Germany, Argentina, Cuba, Russia, and South Africa also made it to the shortlist.
73 organisations made the list. Among them are large organisations such as
The Wall Street Journal (US), The Guardian(UK), Reuters(US), South China Morning Post(Hong Kong), Caixin(China) and Al Jazeera(Qatar); but also smaller teams such as Postdata.club(Cuba), J++(Sweden), and the Mongolian Center for Investigative Reporting(Mongolia).
The shortlisted projects for this year’s Data Journalism Awards are, by category:
Award for innovation in data journalism Copy, paste, legislate: We looked for legislation that was written by special interests. We found it in all 50 states, USA Today, The Arizona Republic, The Center for Public Integrity, United States The Economist’s “Build a voter” models, The Economist, United Kingdom Concrete and coral: Tracking expansion in the South China Sea, Reuters, United States Facial recognition’s ‘dirty little secret’: Millions of online photos scraped without consent, NBC News, United States RADAR – data journalism and automation to produce local news at scale, RADAR, United Kingdom Radmesser, Der Tagesspiegel, Germany A whole presidential campaign categorized, Folha de S.Paulo, Brazil This is what an analysis of the presidential candidates’ facial expressions reveals, O Estado de S. Paulo, Brazil
Award for student and young data journalist of the year Kira Schacht, Deutsche Welle/Journocode, Germany Juan Gómez, deputy editor for Rutas del Conflicto, Colombia James Tozer, The Economist, United Kingdom Jill Castellano: Following the Money in San Diego Elections, United States Dada Lyndell, RBC.ru, Russian Federation George Greenwood, BBC London, formerly The Times and Sunday Times, United Kingdom Saimi Reyes, Postdata.club, Cuba
Best data journalism team portfolio (Large newsroom) The Times & The Sunday Times d ata journalism team, United Kingdom ProPublica News Applications Team, United States Reuters Graphics team, United States The Economist Data Team, United Kingdom La Nacion data team, Argentina The South China Morning Post Arcade, Hong Kong DW Data, Germany Bloomberg Graphics, United States SPIEGEL Data, Germany Telegraph Data Journalism Team, United Kingdom The Guardian Data Projects Team, United Kingdom The Wall Street Journal data and graphics, United States Rappler team portfolio: Series of data stories on social media, disinformation, and democracy, Philippines Caixin Vislab, mainland China
Best data journalism team portfolio (Small newsroom) The Pudding, United States Texas Tribune Data Visuals Team, United States Center for Public Integrity, United States Bureau Local Team, United Kingdom FiveThirtyEight, United States J++ (Journalism++), Sweden Marshall Project, United States Mongolian Center for Investigative Reporting, Mongolia Postdata.club, Cuba Media Hack Collective, South Africa
Best individual portfolio Shane Shifflett, The Wall Street Journal, United States Al Shaw, ProPublica, United States Inga Ting, ABC News, Australia Eva Belmonte, Civio, Spain Roberto Rocha, CBC, Canada Claire Miller, Reach Data Unit, United Kingdom Ashley Kirk, The Telegraph, United Kingdom Emily M. Eng, The Seattle Times, United States
Best use of data in a breaking news story, within first 36 hours Indonesia plane crash, Reuters, United States Every time Ford and Kavanaugh dodged a question, in one chart, Vox.com, United States A test of 12520 heated words: Does Baijiahao really occupy Baidu’s search results? JieFang Daily, mainland China State Capture and the R12-billion Bosasa was given, Mail & Guardian, South Africa Graphic explainer: the deadly 43-minutes chat record of Puyuma Express derailment, READr, Taiwan California is burning, USA Today, Redding Record Searchlight, United States How the Thai cave rescue mission unfolded, South China Morning Post, Hong Kong
Data journalism website of the year graphics.reuters.com, United States The Pudding, United States The Wall Street Journal data and graphics, United States Hate Crime Watch, India Postdata.club, Cuba Storybench, United States
Data visualisation of the year To See How Levees Increase Flooding, We Built Our Own, ProPublica, United States Here’s How America Uses Its Land, Bloomberg Graphics, United States Trapped in Paradise, The Wall Street Journal, United States A year after the disappearance of the submarine ARA San Juan, La Nación, Argentina How the monsoon could devastate Rohingya camps, Reuters, United States Yemen: Death from Above – Every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen since 2015, Al Jazeera, Qatar How Brexit revealed four new political factions, The Guardian, United Kingdom The race to save the river Ganges, Reuters, United States How Trump’s Trade War Went From 18 Products to 10,000, The New York Times, United States We can draw school zones to make classrooms less segregated. This is how well your district does, Vox.com, United States How life has changed for people your age, ABC News, Australia
Investigation of the year Hurricane Maria’s Dead, AP, Center for Investigative Journalism, Quartz, Puerto Rico, United States Ocean Shock, Reuters, United States Dying Homeless, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, United Kingdom Miseducation, ProPublica and The New York Times, United States Driver’s notebooks exposed Argentina’s greatest corruption scandal ever: ten years and millions of cash bribes in bags, La Nación, Argentina Implant Files, AVROTROS and more than 50 media partners, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, NBC News Investigative Unit, The Associated Press, United States Black box Schufa, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Der Spiegel, Germany The Receipts of Power, Aftonbladet, Sweden Recommended for you by YouTube: racism, antisemitism and misogyny:How YouTube fuels right-wing radicalization, de Correspondent and de Volkskrant news media, Netherlands As Tons of Chicago Recycling Go to Dumps, a Private Firm Is Paid Twice, Better Government Association, United States The Force Report, NJ Advance Media, United States
News Data App Observatorio de Corrupción, Conocimiento Abierto y Asociación Civil por la Justicia , Argentina St. Louis Crime Tracker, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, United States Broadband speed map reveals Britain’s new digital divide, Financial Times, United Kingdom Follow the NRA’s Spending on the 2018 Midterms, Down to the Last Dollar, The Trace, United States Bloomberg Businessweek Best B-Schools, Bloomberg Businessweek, United States Can You Afford to Retire, The Wall Street Journal, United States The Myth of the Criminal Immigrant, The Marshall Project, The New York Times, United States
Open Data Award The post-conflict numbers, Consejo de Redacción – www.consejoderedaccion.org / Colombiacheck.com, Colombia Sold From Under You, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism and HuffPost UK, United Kingdom OCCRP Data, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, Bosnia and Herzegovina Database on proceedings against public officials, Center for Investigative Journalism of Serbia, Serbia Foreign Lobby Watch, Center for Responsive Politics, United States FiveThirtyEight’s Open Data intiatives, FiveThirtyEight, United States
Public Choice Award South Sudan Food Prices, The Washington Post, United States The Clean” Political Discourse van”, Darkenu, Israel This is how thin you have to be, to walk the catwalk, NOS, Netherlands Spitz dogs or Staffordshire Terriers? How and why fashion for dog breeds has changed in Russia since 2000, BBC News Russian, Russian Federation See How Your Salary Compares, The Wall Street Journal, United States In certain places in Russia HIV takes more lives than car accidents, suicides and alcohol: research, RBC.ru, Russian Federation Homicide, the main cause of death of the bodies that were repatriated to El Salvador, El Diario de Hoy, El Salvador A day in a Spain without women, El Confidencial, Spain
We wish the best of luck to all shortlisted participants!