The DJA 2016 Shortlist will be revealed on 10 May 2016

Submissions for the Data Journalism Awards 2016 are now closed. After receiving over 470 projects from over 50 countries, our pre-jury has now started their voting process. 

The shortlist for the DJA 2016 will be revealed on 10 May 2016 at the Data Journalism Unconference, taking place in Thomson Reuters headquarters in New York City. The event will gather data journalism experts from the five continents to discuss and tackle cross-border data journalism challenges.

Welcome to 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.

DJA 2016 Key Dates

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What’s 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.


DJA 2016 Categories

Here is the full list of categories for the DJA 2016 competition:

  1. Data Visualisation of the Year (Large Newsroom)
  2. Data Visualisation of the Year (Small Newsroom)
  3. Investigation of the Year (Large Newsroom)
  4. Investigation of the Year (Small Newsroom)
  5. News Data App of the Year (Large Newsroom)
  6. News Data App of the Year (Small Newsroom)
  7. Data Journalism Website of the Year
  8. Best Individual Portfolio
  9. Open Data
  10. Best Use of Data in a Breaking News Story (within first 36 hours)
  11. General Excellence Award (Jury’s Choice)
  12. Public Choice Award

Read more about the DJA categories and prizes here.


Supported by:

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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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