2013 Data Journalism Awards Finalists Announced


On Saturday, 27 April, during the Perugia International Journalism Festival, the Global Editors Network announced the 73 finalists of the 2nd edition of the Data Journalism Awards, an international competition recognising outstanding work in data journalism worldwide.

A total of 15,000 Euros (around $19,000) will be awarded to eight winning projects in June.

This year's edition received over 300 applications from all over the world. The shortlisted candidates represent 19 different countries, including Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Chile, France, Hong Kong, Hungary, Kenya, Romania, UK, United States, and Venezuela. Applicants ranged from major media groups, regional newspapers, and research groups. The finalists were chosen by an international pre-jury.

Below is the list of nominees for each category of the competition.

Data Journalism Website or Section

  • La Nacion, Data Section in lanacion.com, Argentina
  • The Global Mail, Powerhouse, Australia
  • O Eco / International Center For Journalists, Gustavo Faleiros, Brasil
  • Poderopedia.org, Poderopedia: Who is who in business and politics in Chile, Chile
  • Thomson Reuters, Connected China, Hong Kong
  • The Asahi Shimbun, Damage Estimation for the Nankai Trough Earthquake, Japan
  • Internews Network, Data Dredger, Kenya
  • The Guardian, Guardian Data, UK
  • The Guardian, London 2012 Olympics data, UK
  • Media Wales, WalesOnline Datastore, United Kingdom
  • The Texas Tribune, TribData, United States
  • ProPublica, ProPublica Nerd Blog, United States
  • Knight-Mozilla OpenNews, Source: Journalism code and the people who make it, USA
  • KCETLink, Ballot Brief: Election 2012, USA

Data Storytelling in Big Media

  • Editora Abril, Network Of Scandals, Brasil
  • The Globe and Mail, Young adults really do have it tougher, Canada
  • Berliner Morgenpost, Flugrouten-Radar / Flight Paths Tracker Berlin/Brandenburg, Germany
  • Süddeutsche.de/ Südddeutsche Zeitung, DataGraph / Europa-Atlas, Germany
  • Neue Zürcher Zeitung, «No time for anger», Switzerland
  • The Guardian, Special report: How the world runs on migrants' money (Text story + Interactive), UK
  • Financial Times, How fast is the London fire brigade?, United Kingdom
  • Guardian, US Gay rights state by state, United States
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education, Women as Academic Authors, 1665-2010, United States
  • ProPublica, Exit polls 2012: How the vote has shifted, United States
  • Bloomberg, Visual Data Bloomberg Billionaires Index, USA

Data Storytelling in Small Media

  • Freelance, Lower Saxony State Election Coverage, Deutschland
  • Freelance, The Art market for Dummies, France
  • Kiln, Better or Worse, UK
  • BBC, Census shows rise in foreign-born, UK
  • Financial Times, The global trade in resources, United Kingdom
  • DC Action for Children, DC KIDS COUNT Data Took: E-Data Book, United States
  • The Texas Tribune, Texas Tribune Lawmaker Explorer, United States
  • ProPublica, Segregation Maps, United States

Data-Driven Applications 

  • Fairfax Media, Mapping Australia's Census, Australia
  • The Globe and Mail, The data behind R.A. Dickey: A pitch-by-pitch breakdown of his 2012 season, Canada
  • WeDoData, Le Pariteur, France
  • ZEIT ONLINE, Unemployment Rates, Germany
  • Das Cloud, Macroscop, Romania
  • De Volkskrant, Mapping the crisis: localizing the bankruptcy, unemployment and housing prices, The Netherlands
  • BBC Visual, Journalism Great British class calculator, UK
  • BBC World Service, Athletes Like You, United Kingdom
  • The Texas Tribune Texas Tribune Schools Explorer United States
  • ProPublica, Message Machine, United States
  • The MIT Tech, Religion at MIT, United States
  • Mother Jones, America Under the Gun: A Special Report on the Rise of Mass Shootings, United States
  • The Seattle Times, The Budget Game, United States
  • Associated Press, Associated Press Elections News Apps, USA
  • Newsweek / The Daily Beast, This Is Your Rep On Guns, USA
  • Diario El Nacional, Tweetometro Presidenciales 2012, Venezuela

Data-Driven Investigative Journalism in Small Media

  • Global News, Hooked: Canada's pill problem, Canada
  • Kreativ Magazin / Kreativ Online, The Media Industry under the Orban-regime, Hungary
  • Investigative Reporting Project, Italy Gaza's gas: the EU's burned millions, Italy
  • Wired Italy, #Checkyourhospital, Italy
  • Stuff.co.nz, Fairfax Media New Zealand, School Report, New Zealand
  • The Detail, How integrated are Northern Ireland's schools?, Northern Ireland
  • Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, The Wealth of the "Gods of Faura",  Philippines
  • Media Wales, Children in Care, United Kingdom
  • Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison Who's Pulling the Strings of D.C. Puppet Corporations?, USA
  • The New York, World Dividing Lines: Gerrymandering and New York Districts, USA
  • New England Center for Investigative Reporting, Power Players: Massachusetts corporate titans bankroll key races as restraints vanish on political spending, USA

Data-Driven Investigative Journalism in Big Media

  • La Nacion (Argentina), Argentina's Senate Expenses 2004-2013, Argentina
  • Global News, The Gardiner - Trouble Overhead, Canada
  • Il Fatto Quotidiano, Pro-life doctors and the state of maternity services in Italy, Italy
  • Financial Times, How good are English schools?, UK
  • The Guardian, The business of US food aid, UK
  • BBC News, Visual Journalism team Sharp fall in young police officers, United Kingdom
  • Los Angeles Times, Life on the line: 911 breakdowns at LAFD, United States
  • La Nacion (Costa Rica), Patterns of exclusion from higher education in Costa Rica, Costa Rica
  • Associated Press, Ryan asked for federal help as he championed cuts, United States
  • Mother Jones, America Under the Gun: A Special Report on the Rise of Mass Shootings, United States
  • Center for Public Integrity, Cracking the Codes, USA
  • Center for Public Integrity, Skin & Bone: The Shadowy Trade in Human Body Parts, USA

The winners will be announced during the Global Editors Network News Summit in Paris, 19 – 21 June. More information can be found on the organiser's website