2015 Google/Knight Foundation Data Journalism Awards for Media Practitioners (€1,500 prize)

Submission Deadline: 8 April 2015

The Data Journalism Awards rewards outstanding work in the field of data journalism in any media worldwide. They reward examples of data driven investigations, data driven applications and storytelling with data visualisation, which cover matters relevant to society and aim to have an impact at a societal level.

Data Journalism Awards (DJAs), run by the Global Editors Network (GEN) and sponsored by the Knight Foundation and Google.

The Data Journalism Awards 2015 will be awarding a €1,500 prize to each of the ten categories below. The Global Editors Network and its jury members wish you the best of luck for this year’s competition and look forward to discovering your projects.

Eligibility Requirements

▪   Media companies, non-profit organisations and freelancers or individuals are all eligible for the Data Journalism Awards.

▪  Works produced by individuals or teams of staffers from media companies and non-profit organisations, as well as freelancers or individuals are all eligible for entry.

▪     Works that are the result of a collaboration between organisations may also be submitted.

▪  Those works produced by staffers or freelancers collaborating with government agencies, business or trade organisations with a stake (financial or of other nature) in the issue at hand are not eligible.

▪    Works that include significant input from the members of the jury will not be accepted for entry into the competition.

 

Categories

The DJA administrators have the final authority to determine whether an entry is eligible or not.

its jury members wish you the best of luck for this year’s competition and look forward to discovering your projects.

1. Data visualisation of the year. (small newsroom, large newsroom). Best interactive or static visualisation based on data. May be self-contained or combined with a story, but must accomplish a journalistic purpose and use data significantly. A maximum of three elements per entry. €1,500 Prize

2. Investigation of the year (smal. newsroom, large newsroom). Best data-driven investigation, which uses data collection and analysis to disclose or spotlight a significant abuse of power or failure to uphold the public interest. A maximum of five elements – stories and data presentations – per entry. €1,500 Prize

3. News data app of the year (small newsroom, large newsroom). Best data journalism application, in which interactivity is important and the project provides both explanation of the topic and an opportunity for users to explore the topic and create their own story. A maximum of five elements per entry. €1,500 Prize

4. Data journalism website of the year. Best data-based journalism website, based on quality of content, frequency and variety of subjects covered. A maximum of ten examples per entry. €1,500 Prize

5. Best individual portfolio. Based on quality of content, frequency and variety of subjects covered. A maximum of ten examples per entry. €1,500 Prize 

6. Best use of data in a breaking news story, within first 36 hours. Best data-based journalism around a breaking news story within the first hours of the story breaking. Based on quality of content, frequency and variety of subjects covered. €1,500 Prize

7. Open data award. Using freedom of information and/or other levers to make crucial databases open and accessible for re-use and for creating data-based stories. €1,500 Prize

8. Best entry from a small newsroom, with fewer than 25 journalists, not otherwise honored in this competition. €1,500 Prize

9. General excellence (Jurors’ Choice) An entry of high excellence not otherwise honored in this competition. €1,500 Prize

10. Public choice. An entry of high excellence selected by the public. €1,500 Prize

Competition Rules

Entries may be submitted between 8 December 2014 and 8 April 2015. The deadline for entries is 8 April 2015 at 23h59 GMT.

All work must have been published or aired between 10 April 2014 and 4 April 2015.

All submissions must be in English. Entries in languages other than English will be accepted provided that they are accompanied by translations of the work.

Words included in graphics, databases and applications must also be translated. Radio material must be transcribed in English and video material must contain English subtitles.

If a work originally published in a language other than English passes the pre-jury selection stage, applicants may be asked to provide additional information and translations.

Entries are allowed to have been published on any other media platform: online, radio, audio, broadcast, print or a combination of platforms.

Entries are allowed to be an individual work or a series of works.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2015 Data Journalism Awards

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