The data journalism community is growing fast in Asia. You may have come across compelling projects from the graphics teams at Caixin (China), Readr (Taiwan), Rappler (Philippines), Malaysiakini (Malaysia), or Apple Daily (Taiwan). For this article, we decided to take a closer look at one of the biggest players in the region: South China Morning Post.
They’ve been doing some incredible work over the past few years, which got them over 100 international awards on four continents.
Darren Long has led the SCMP graphics team’s transition from print to digital since 2014. This year, he joins over twenty international experts as jury member of The Sigma Awards, a new data journalism competition sponsored by the Google News Initiative and hosted by the European Journalism Centre’s DataJournalism.com. …
The Sigma Awards, a brand new data journalism competition, has launched this new year. It aims to celebrate the best of data journalism around the world, but also to empower, elevate and enlighten the global community of data journalists:
“The Sigma Awards aims to be truly global in scope. It also goes well beyond simply celebrating great work, but aims to create a community of global data journalists who will meet, network, and share experiences and knowledge. ”
— Reginald Chua, co-chair of The Sigma Awards
No less than 21 jury members and 10 pre-jury members have been gathered for this first edition, including Alberto Cairo, University of Miami (US), Shazna Nessa, The Wall Street Journal (US), Darren Long, South China Morning Post (Hong Kong), Momi Peralta Ramos, La Nacion (Argentina), Alastair Otter, GIJN and Passmark (South Africa), and Martin Stabe, Financial Times (UK). …
The Data Journalism Awards 2019 records the largest number of areas/countries ever represented in the competition (and we’ve been running it since 2012!). Here is a map highlighting all the countries which took part this year, and the ten countries which sent the most entries:
Newcomers, compared to last year, include Tunisia, Iraq, Jordan, Mongolia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Israel, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Senegal and Uruguay. …