Winners of the DJA 2015
The winners of the Data Journalism Awards 2015 were announced at the DJA Awards Ceremony at CosmoCaixa on 18 June. The Jury, presided over by Paul Steiger, selected 14 winners (see below) from among 78 finalists. More than 5,300 people voted for the winner of the Public Choice category. Category 6 - The Best Use of Data In A Breaking News Story - was not attributed this year. The winners received an award of €1,500. GEN thanked the sponsors of the event, Google, Caixa Bank and Knight Foundation.
The winners are:
Category 1: Data Visualisation of the Year (Large Newsroom)
Dov Friedman, Tech Lead, Visuals, and Tynan DeBold, Interactive Graphics Coordinator from the Wall Street Journal (United States) for "Battling Infectious Diseases in the 20th Century: The Impact of Vaccines"
Category 1: Data Visualisation of the Year (Small Newsroom)
Matteo Moretti from Libera Università di Bolzano (Italy) for "People's Republic of Bolzano".
Category 2: Investigation of the Year (Large Newsroom)
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ - United States), including Le Monde, The Guardian and 75 media partners, for "Swiss Leaks - Murky Cash Sheltered by Bank Secrecy" and "Luxembourg Leaks: Global Companies' Secrets Exposed", both with Mar Cabra - Head of Data and Research Unit.
Category 2: Best Investigation of the Year (Small Newsroom)
Fabiola Torres, David Hidalgo, Óscar Castilla, Antonio Cucho and Nelly Luna from Ojo Publico (Peru) for "Sworn Accounts: An Analysis of Changes and Wealth of Lima's Mayors"
Category 3: Best News Data App of the Year (Large Newsroom)
BBC News (United Kingdom) for "Which Sport Are You Made For? Take Our 60 Second Test" by Bella Hurrell.
Category 3: News Data App of the Year (Small Newsroom)
Andrés Fernández A. and Alejandro Fernández S from El Financiero (Costa Rica) for "Does School Pay Off? How Much?"
Category 4: Data Journalism Website of the Year
La Nacion Data team (Argentina) for "LA NACION DATA: Open Data Journalism for Change".
Category 5: Best Individual Portfolio
Rob Barry from The Wall Street Journal (in New York City, USA).
Category 7: Open Data Award
*We have a tie*
Eva Jung and Lars Nørgaard Pedersen from Berlingske (Denmark) for: #Tracked
Category 8: Best Entry from a Small Newsroom
Duncan Clark and Robin Houston from Kiln (London, United Kingdom) for "The Past, Present and Future of CO2".
Category 9: General Excellence (Jurors' Choice)
Al Jazeera America (United States) for three projects:
1. Michael Keller for his Individual Portfolio
2. Lam Vo and Rhyne Piggott for "In Between In California"
3. "Jim Crows Returns" by Jayati Vora.
Berliner Morgenpost (Germany) for "New and Native Berliners - Who Came, Who Went And Who Lives Here Today" by Julius Troeger.
Category 10: Public Choice
Julien Goetz and Henri Poulain from France Télévisions (une émission de France 4), Paris, for "DATAGUEULE"
For a list of all the finalists of 2015, go and check out the DJA 2015 Shortlist on the GEN Community website:
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DJA Jury 2015
Professor of Visualisation
University of Miami
The New York Times
Angelica Peralta Ramos
multimedia development manager and data project manager
Executive Editor of Digital
Founder and Editor
The Monday Note
Data Journalist and Consultant
Senior Editor, Data & Interactives
The Chronicle of Higher Education/Philanthropy
Code For Africa
Researcher & Managing Director of the Digital Methods Initiative
University of Amsterdam
Interactive and Animation Director
Media Development Investment Fund
Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project
Vice President, Communications Europe, Middle East and Africa
Executive Editor, Editorial Operations, Data & Innovation
Director of Journalism
Google News Lab
Journalist, professor of journalism
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism of Arizona
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