Data Journalism Awards

Save the date: Submissions for the Data Journalism Awards 2017 competition will open on 21 November 2016, so stay tuned!

Welcome to the DJA!

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

The 2016 edition ended last june and a new season of the DJA will be launched this fall.

Started in 2012, the competition 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 last DJA competition were worth 1,000€ each and were 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, is the director of the DJA competition which takes place under the presidency of Paul Steiger, Executive Chairman of ProPublica's board of directors.

Join the DJA Slack community!

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In anticipation of the sixth season of the Data Journalism Awards launching this fall, we are setting up a series of discussions on the new DJA Slack team.

The first one took place on 14 September 2016 and tackled "Data Journalism and Virtual Reality" or "how to make data journalism more immersive for its readers" with special guest Simon Rogers, data editor at Google and DJA Director. 

You can still catch up with what happened by signing up and joining the community where members from across the world share ideas and chat about issues related to data journalism.

The next DJA Slack discussion will be announced shortly so stay tuned!

If you have any questions, email Marianne Bouchart, Manager of the DJA competition at mbouchart@globaleditorsnetwork.org

The DJA Newsletter

Receive all the latest news on data journalism and info on the Data Journalism Awards 2016 from GEN's bi-monthly DJA newsletter curated by data journalism expert, Marianne Bouchart.

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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