Data Journalism Awards

Welcome to the Data Journalism Awards!

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

The winners of the Data Journalism Awards 2018 were announced on 31 May 2018 during the GEN Summit in Lisbon. View the winners here

Record number of applications to the Data Journalism Awards 2018:

630 projects were submitted this year, from 58 countries! 

The 2018 edition launched on 20 November 2017 and closed on 26 March 2018.


Started in 2012, the competition is organised by the Global Editors Network, with support from the Google News Initiative, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Microsoft, and with support of Chartbeat. Previous winning organisations include The New York Times, The Guardian, ProPublica and La Nación.

The prizes for the Data Journalism Awards 2018 competition are worth $1801 (US) each and were awarded at a special ceremony and gala dinner during the eighth annual GEN Summit in Lisbon, Portugal on 31 May 2018. 

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.


Discover the Data Journalism Awards 2017 Winners

Click below to read more on the winners of the Data Journalism Awards 2017 competition 

The Data Journalism Awards Newsletter

Receive all the latest news on data journalism and info on the Data Journalism Awards 2018 from GEN's bi-monthly DJA newsletter curated by data journalism expert, Marianne Bouchart.

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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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Knight Foundation is a national foundation with strong local roots. We invest in journalism, in the arts, and in the success of cities where brothers John S. and James L. Knight once published newspapers. Our goal is to foster informed and engaged communities, which we believe are essential for a healthy democracy. 


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Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. Its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.



In partnership with  Chartbeat

In an important time for truth in journalism — and in a world where readers find content in distributed ways — Chartbeat enables media organizations to understand and harness genuine audience engagement. As the analytics partner for more than 50,000 leading media sites around the globe, Chartbeat tracks what people are reading on a second-by-second, pixel-by-pixel basis on each site, article and page. Our content intelligence tools and quality metrics go beyond clicks and pageviews so you can understand reader engagement — the amount of time users spend actually reading content. This helps you value your best stories and ensure they thrive across platforms and devices.