The Data Journalism Awards are the first international awards recognising outstanding work in the field of data journalism worldwide.

Started in 2012, the competition is organised by the Global Editors Network, with support from the Google News Lab, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and in partnership with Chartbeat and Microsoft. Previous winning organisations include BuzzFeed, Quartz, The New York Times, The Guardian, ProPublica, La Nación as well as smaller organisations such as Ojo Publico, Civio Foundation and Convoca.

Simon Rogers, Data Editor at Google News Lab, is the director of the competition which takes place under the presidency of Reginald Chua, Executive Editor, Editorial Operations, Data and Innovation at Thomson Reuters. Marianne Bouchart, founder and director of HEI-DA, is the manager of the competition.

Submissions for the 2019 edition are now closed.

This year’s prize? An all-expenses-covered trip to Athens, Greece, and the GEN Summit + Data Journalism Awards 2019 ceremony, taking place in June 2019.

You can get in touch with the competition manager Marianne Bouchart at mbouchart@globaleditorsnetwork.org.


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More about GEN

The Global Editors Network (GEN) is an international association of over 6,000 editors-in-chief and media executives with the mission of fostering digital innovation in newsrooms all over the world. The organisation’s flagship event, the GEN Summit, gathers over 750 participants from 70 countries.

The GEN Summit 2019

The Global Editors Network’s annual GEN Summit is the world’s largest gathering of 750+ editors-in-chief and media innovators from over 70 countries. Entering its 9th year, it will take place on 13-15 June 2019 in Athens, Greece.


More about the Data Journalism Awards partners

Google News Initiative

The Google News Initiative signifies a major milestone in Google’s 15-year commitment to the news industry, and brings together everything we do in collaboration with the industry — across products, partnerships, and programs — to help build a stronger future for news. You can learn more at g.co/newsinitiative


John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Knight Foundation is a US foundation with strong local roots. It invests in journalism, in the arts, and in the success of cities where brothers John S. and James L. Knight once published newspapers. Its goal is to foster informed and engaged communities.

Microsoft News

Microsoft enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. Its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.


Chartbeat, the content intelligence platform for publishers, believes that today’s content creators need mission-critical insights – in real time and across desktop, social and mobile platforms – to turn visitors into audience. That’s why our software goes beyond clicks and pageviews so content creators can understand what, within their content, is keeping people engaged. Partnering with over 50,000 media brands across 60+ countries, Chartbeat’s software and front-line tools help the world’s leading media companies understand, measure, and build business value from the attention earned by their content.