Data Journalism Awards 2017 Public choice: the voting starts now!

Ten projects from all over the world have been shortlisted for the DJA 2017 “Public choice” award. Who should get the $1801 (US) money prize and trophy? You decide.

Collage of the ten projects shortlisted for the DJA 2017 Public Choice Award by Marianne Bouchart

It is time to cast your vote and decide who should be the winner in this year’s Data Journalism Award “Public choice” category.

There are 10 shortlisted projects but only one can win the ultimate prize! So go on and pick your favourite(s) using the Google form below!

You have until 22 June 2017 at 19:30 CEST to vote.

The project which gets the more votes will be announced on 22 June 2017 at the DJA 2017 Ceremony and Gala Dinner, taking place at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria. They’ll get a $1801 (US) money prize and a trophy.

To help you decide on who should win, here is the list of the ten projects, in alphabetical order, with links and descriptions:


1,000 gold medals

Organisation: The Washington Post
Country: USA 🇺🇸
How the United States reached the milestone of 1,000 gold medals in Summer Olympics.
—Check out the live link or the project page.


Analyzing 8 million data from public speed limit detectors radars

Organisation: El Confidencial
Country: Spain 🇪🇸
The analysis of almost eight million speeding tickets notified between 2013 and 2015 shows how the DGT penalizes one of the most common infractions.
—Check out the live link or the project page.


Broken Homes — A record year of home demolitions in occupied East Jerusalem

Organisation: AJ Labs for Al Jazeera
Country: Qatar 🇶🇦
Broken Homes is the most comprehensive project to date tracking home demolitions in East Jerusalem, a Palestinian neighbourhood that has been occupied by Israel for 50 years. Working closely with the United Nations, Al Jazeera English tracked every single home demolition in East Jerusalem in 2016.
—Check out the live link or the project page.


Fact-checking every Declaration of Assets and Incomes of the Spanish MPs

Organisation: El Mundo
Country: Spain 🇪🇸
The assets and incomes of MPs are a common subject of investigation for the media in many countries. These reports are based on the records disclosed by Parliaments and, generally, give for granted that the information made public through each Chamber’s regulation is truthful and accurate. But how to rigorously report on the assets and incomes of Spanish MPs when you know that their declarations and records contain multiple inaccuracies, errors and omissions? This is the problem El Mundo Data Desk addressed for this investigation.
—Check out the live link or the project page.


How do Chinese spokespersons of MFA answer questions?

Organisation: The Beijing News
Country: China 🇨🇳
As an influential stakeholder of international politics, China’s foreign policy draws attention of media all over the world. Among all kinds of foreign affairs, which issues are most intriguing for reporters when they seeking official response from China?
—Check out the live link or the project page.


One Angry Bird

Organisation: Periscopic
Country: USA 🇺🇸
The inaugural address contains the first words uttered by a new president. It is an untarnished moment during which the American leader can set the presidential tone, inspire a country, put an election to rest, and look to the future. This project examined the facial expressions of the last six presidents during the past 10 inaugural addresses, and revealed remarkable differences in the moods and emotions they conveyed.
—Check out the live link or the project page.


Race Behind Bars

Organisation: The New York Times
Country: USA 🇺🇸
A New York Times investigation draws on nearly 60,000 disciplinary cases from state prisons and interviews with inmates to explore the system’s inequities and the ripple effect they can have.
—Check out the live link or the project page.


Researchers bet on mass medication to wipe out malaria in Lake Victoria Region

Organisation: Nation Media Group
Country: Kenya 🇰🇪
Malaria kills more than 20,000 people in Kenya every year and children remain the most affected individuals. Worse, is the fact that more half of the country (25 million people) is at risk of malaria. This project explored the first of a kind project being implemented around Lake Victoria, the worst affected area in Kenya, which aims at eradicating mosquitoes.
Check out the live link or the project page.


The Rhymes Behind Hamilton

Organisation: The Wall Street Journal
Country: USA 🇺🇸
How does Hamilton, the non stop, hip-hop Broadway sensation tap rap’s master rhymes to blur musical lines? Find out with The Rhymes Behind Hamilton, a project that uses an algorithm to analyze the complex rhyming structure and inspiration behind the Broadway hit, Hamilton: The Musical.
—Check out the live link or the project page.


Who supports Donald Trump?
The new Republican center of gravity

Organisation: Guardian US
Country: USA 🇺🇸
From ‘vehemently oppose’ to ‘all in’: explore the universe of Republican positions on Donald Trump. See which politicians remain stuck in his orbit and which ones have spun out of his pull.
—Check out the live link or the project page.

You can select more than one project but can only vote once.

Over the past six years, the Global Editors Network has organised the Data Journalism Awards competition to celebrate and credit outstanding work in the field of data-driven journalism worldwide. Winners will be announced on 22 June at the DJA 2017 Ceremony and Gala Dinner in Vienna. To see the full shortlist gathering 63 projects from all over the world, go to our website. You can also follow the hashtag #dja2017 on Twitter.