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Data Journalism Awards | 2012


Under the auspices of the Global Editors Network, the EJC has been instrumental in running the 2012 edition of the Data Journalism Awards, the first international competition in this field.

Since 2010, with our Data Driven Journalism initiative, we've played an important role in enabling more journalists around the world to use data to improve reporting, and in creating a community of journalists, graphic designers, programmers and data enthusiasts to strengthen the ties between these different groups of professionals. This position allowed us to join in 2012 the Global Editors Network and ProPublica for the launch of the first Data Journalism Awards.

Media companies, non-profit organisations, freelance media practitioners, and individuals were eligible to submit their applications for one of the four categories:

  • Data-driven investigative journalism 
  • Data storytelling
  • Data-driven applications
  • Data-journalism websites.

Over 300 complete applications from 60 countries were received in less than three months, including from Kenya, Uganda, Mexico, and Argentina. The winning projects included submissions from the Chicago Tribune, the Seattle Times, and the Guardian.

Each winner was rewarded with EUR 7.500 and a certificate designed by the famous French newspaper cartoonist, Plantu.

The Data Journalism Award is sponsored by Google.

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