Showcase your work and win a chance to €45,000 in prizes by applying
for the first ever Data Journalism Awards

In an age of overwhelming abundance of data, journalists and media
organisations are learning to separate signal from noise in order to provide
valuable insights to society. From the Guardian to the New York Times, La
Stampa to Die Zeit, journalists and media organisations are experimenting
with new ways of using data to improve reportage of complex issues and
to give readers direct access to the sources behind the headlines. As Tim
Berners-Lee says, “data-driven journalism is the future.”

To recognize and showcase outstanding work, as well as highlight best
practices in this fast-growing field, the first international Data Journalism
Awards (DJA) has been established this year. The DJA is organised by the
Global Editors and is sponsored by Google. The competition is run by the
European Journalism Centre.

A jury of data journalism experts and editors from all over the world, including
from prestigious organisations like New York Times, Reuters, and Les Echos
will award a total of €45,000 (over $55,000) to six winners. The jury is headed
by Paul Steiger, founder of ProPublica.

There are three award categories awarded at both (i) national and
international and (ii) local and regional levels to give a total of six prizes. The
three categories are:

  1. Data-driven investigative journalism
  2. Data visualisation & storytelling
  3. Data-driven applications

##How to apply

The competition is open to media companies, non-profit organisations,
freelancers and individuals. Applicants are welcome to submit their best data
journalism projects before 10 April 2012 at

Find out more about the competition and how to apply
at If you have any questions about the competition
get in touch with Liliana Bounegru, DJA Coordinator (bounegru [at] ejc [dot] net).

Relevant links:
Facebook page:
Twitter: @ddjournalism, @EditorsNet
Twitter hashtag #dja

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Liliana Bounegru is a new media researcher at the King’s College London Department of Digital Humanities and the co-founder of Public Data Lab. She is the editor of the Data Journalism Handbook and the Public Data Lab's Field Guide to Fake News.

Previously she was an editor at the School of Data blog and project manager on data journalism at the European Journalism Centre (EJC). Her work at the EJC included coordinating and co-editing The Data Journalism Handbook, coordinating the first edition of the Data Journalism Awards and running trainings and conferences. Liliana holds an MA in New Media and Digital Culture and a Research MA in Media Studies from the University of Amsterdam. She blogs at