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General Information

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. 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 Paul Steiger, Executive Chairman of ProPublica’s board of directors. Marianne Bouchart is the manager of the competition.

Submissions for the 2017 edition are now closed and data journalism teams from around the world can no longer apply. Teams had until Monday 10 April 2017 23:59GMT to take part.

The prizes for the competition are worth $1,801 (US) each and were awarded at a special ceremony at the Hofburg Imperial Palace in Vienna during the seventh annual GEN Summit on 22 June 2017.

You can get in touch with the Data Journalism Awards Manager Marianne Bouchart at



Key dates of the 2017 competition




The hashtag for this competition is #datajournalismawards


DJA Press Releases

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 573 projects from 51 countries: a record high for the Data Journalism Awards 2017


Data Journalism Awards 2017: new deadline announced!


Data Journalism Awards 2017: The competition starts now!


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About GEN:

The Global Editors Network is a cross-platform community empowering newsrooms through programmes designed to inspire, connect and share. 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. The organisation is a community of more than 1000 Editors-in-Chief and media professionals from all platforms. It is a non-profit, non-governmental association.

About the GEN Summit 2017:

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. We’re entering our 7th year, which will take place 21-23 June 2017 in Vienna, Austria.

The GEN Summit is an exceptional opportunity to discuss the sustainability of our industry, and collectively work toward defining the future of journalism. You will discover all there is to know about the leading trends in media, and network with the best and brightest minds in the industry.

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