How to win a Data Journalism Award

Luke Barratt and Ryan Lee Watts discuss the Data Journalism Awards 2017, of which Interhacktives are media partners

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Correction: In the podcast, we refer to the organisation running the Data Journalism Awards (GEN) as the General Editors’ Network. It is in fact the Global Editors’ Network.

Entries are now open for the Data Journalism Awards 2017, as of 28 November. Interhacktives are the media partners of this year’s awards, and on this episode of Data Day, Luke Barratt and Ryan Watts give them an introduction.

Past winners have included the Panama Papers, but this year for the first time, there is a category for students and young data journalists! With that in mind, we discuss some of the things that impressed us about last year’s winners, and what strategies might help you to win one this time around.

Simon Rogers, Data Editor at Google News Lab, is the director of the DJA, and the president is Paul Steiger, Executive Chairman of ProPublica’s board of directors.

This is the second year that Interhacktives have been involved with the Data Journalism Awards as media partners, and this podcast is the first in a series of content we will be running as we approach the deadline. Interhacktives will be your guide to the different categories, and a vital source of information on creating a winning entry. We will also be renewing last year’s series focusing on past winners.

The deadline for submission to the Data Journalism Awards 2017 is 7 April 2017. Winners will be announced on 22 June at the DJA 2017 Ceremony & Gala Dinner in Vienna.

More details can be found on the Data Journalism Awards website.

Süddeutsche Zeitung’s award-winning Panama Papers investigation.

Al-Jazeera America’s successful entry into the Breaking News category, using data to chart the process of an Amtrak train’s derailment.

Enter the Data Journalism Awards

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