2012 Data Journalism Awards nominees announced


Last Friday, at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia, the Global Editors Network (GEN) and the European Journalism Centre (EJC) announced the 57 nominees of the first edition of the Data Journalism Awards. The Data Journalism Awards is the first international competition to recognize outstanding work in the growing field of data journalism. The GEN initiative is supported by Google, and is organized in collaboration with the EJC.

The competition was open from 19 January until 11 April 2012. We were pleased to receive over 300 complete applications from 60 countries in less than three months, including from Kenya, Uganda, Mexico and Argentina. Entrants ranged from large media groups to regional newspapers, press associations, research groups, and entrepreneurial journalists. The nominations were made by a pre-jury made up of three external experts and the prize administrators, GEN and EJC.

Below is the full list of nominees.

Data-driven applications (national/international)

Data-driven applications (local/regional)


Verokuitti (Finland) 

Data visualisation and storytelling (national/international)

Data visualisation and storytelling (local/regional)


Violence Against Journalists in Afghanistan, 2001-2011 (Afghanistan)

Data-driven investigation (national/regional)

Data-driven investigation (local/regional)


Both Sides of the Law, USA

Next steps

Between 1 and 15 May, a jury of 10 leading data journalism experts, led by Paul Steiger, founder of ProPublica, will decide the six winners for each of the categories. The six winners will be announced during a ceremony which will take place on 31 May at the News World Summit in Paris. Each winner will be rewarded with a certificate and EUR 7.500.

You can watch the video recording of the Data Journalism Awards session at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia here