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20 January 2012 | EJCGlobal Editors Network (GEN) on Thursday announced the launch of the first annual Data Journalism Awards (DJA), an international competition recognising outstanding work in the growing field of data journalism. The GEN initiative is supported by Google and is organised in collaboration with the European Journalism Centre. An international jury of data journalism and media experts will select six winning submissions. Jury members have been selected from international media companies including the New York Times, Reuters, and Les Echos and the president of the Jury is Paul Steiger, founder of ProPublica. A total prize amount of EUR 45,000 (around USD 57,000) will be awarded to the six winning projects. The competition is open to media companies, non-profit organisations, freelancers and individuals until 10 April 2012. The six winning projects will be announced by jury members at the annual News World Summit (NEWS!) being held in Paris, France, from 30 May to 01 June 2012 and hosted by the Global Editors Network.
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20 January 2012 | KontaxKontax is a new press release service specialising in the distribution of multilingual news and information. Available in more than 160 countries and over 60 languages, Kontax allows companies and organisations to publish – free of charge – an unlimited number of multimedia press releases in the language of their choice, and to obtain professional translations of their press releases in any other language. Users have direct contact with Kontax partner translation companies appointed in each country. Kontax says it has been specifically designed to meet the needs of the publishers of press releases and of the professional journalists who read them, with a complete range of free media services.