Data Journalism Awards 2016

The winners are...

The winners of the DJA 2016 competition were announced during a special ceremony and gala dinner on 16 June 2016 at the Vienna City Hall, Austria

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The winners of the DJA 2016 competition pose for a picture with members of the jury and GEN staff after the 16 June ceremony and gala dinner in Vienna. Photograph by Mario Hanousek.

The Winners of the DJA 2016 are...

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About the DJA 2016

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

This year's competition is no longer open.

Launched in 2012, it is organised by the Global Editors Network, with support from the Google News Lab and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Previous winning organisations include The New York Times, The Guardian, ProPublica and La Nación.

The prizes for the DJA 2016 are worth 1,000€ each and will be awarded at a special ceremony at the Vienna City Hall during the sixth annual GEN Summit on 16 June 2016.

Simon Rogers, Data Editor at Google, will be the DJA Director for this year's competition which will take place under the presidency of Paul Steiger, Executive Chairman of ProPublica's board of directors. Hear from both of them on what to expect from this year's competition in this interview.

What was new this season?

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Wolfgang Blau (Condé Nast) and Kenneth Cukier (The Economist) join DJA Jury in 2016.

The Data Journalism Awards are welcoming two new members of the jury for 2016: Wolfgang Blau from Condé Nast International as well as Kenneth Cukier from The Economist.

You can find a list of all jury members here.

This year, you also get to choose which category you’d like to be in. See below the full list to choose from.


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Google’s mission is to organise the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Google has packed a lot into a relatively young life. Since Google was founded in 1998, the company has grown to serve hundreds of thousands of users and customers around the world.

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Journalism & Media Innovation: Knight Foundation aims to help sustain democracy by leading journalism to its best possible future in the 21st century. The foundation focuses on funding Media Innovation, Journalistic Excellence, Freedom of Expression.


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