Started in 2012, the Data Journalism Awards 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.
Last year it received 471 applications from over 50 countries, representing the five continents. 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.
This year the prizes are worth $1,801 (US) each (compared to $1000 (US) last year) and will be awarded at a special ceremony at the Hofburg Imperial Palace in Vienna during the seventh annual GEN Summit on 22 June 2017.
Simon Rogers, Data Editor at Google News Lab, is the director of the DJA competition which takes place under the presidency of Paul Steiger, Executive Chairman of ProPublica’s board of directors. Marianne Bouchart is the manager of the competition.
The Global Editors Network (GEN) is committed to sustainable journalism, empowering newsrooms and media innovators through a variety of programmes designed to inspire, connect and share. It is a non-proﬁt, non-governmental association.
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 7th year, it will take place on 21-23 June 2017 in Vienna, Austria.
Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. It created the News Lab to support the creation and distribution of the information that keeps us all informed about what’s happening in our world today—quality journalism. Today’s news organizations and media entrepreneurs are inventing new ways to discover, create and distribute news content—and Google News Lab is here to provide tools, data, and programs designed to help.
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.
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 a loyal 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 more than 50,000 sites across 60+ countries, Chartbeat’s software and front-line tools help the world’s leading media companies understand, measure, and value the attention earned by their content.
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