What you need to know about this year’s Data Journalism Awards

Most Interhacktives readers are no stranger to the Data Journalism Awards.

Submissions to the 2018 Data Journalism Awards are now open, and we are excited to be their media partner again to report on some of the most innovative projects in data journalism.

Categories include Best Innovative Portfolio, Best Use of Data in a Breaking News Story, Data Visualisation of the Year, Investigation of the Year, and Student and Young Data Journalist of the Year.

The winner of each category will receive $1801 and a trophy at the GEN Summit 2018 in Lisbon on 31 May 2018.

Here are some interesting facts about the Data Journalism Awards 2017:

new member will join the jury: Jacqui Maher, an interactive journalist who formerly worked for Condé Nast International, the New York Times and the BBC.

2 new categories added. Last year DJAs added a category in students and young data journalist, this year’s new categories are ‘Best Data Journalism Team’ and ‘Innovation in Data Journalism’.

Journalists from more than 50 countries across 5 continents joined the competition last year. Organisers hope to attract even more this year.

$1801 prize plus a trophy awarded to each category. This figure was chosen because 1801 is the year when the first pie chart was allegedly created by William Playfair – and he invented more than just pie charts! Learn more about the history of data visualisation here.

To submit a project, simply follow this link and fill in the application form. The deadline to submit a project is 26 March 2018.


You can find all the information about this year’s awards (including key dates, categories, and rules) on the Data Journalism Awards website.

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