Here are eleven amazing data journalism projects. Which one is your favourite?

Eleven projects have been shortlisted for the Data Journalism Awards 2018 “Public choice” award. They come from nine different countries and represent some of the best data-driven work from the past year. And you got to decide who should get the $1801 (US) money prize and trophy.

Voting for this year’s Data Journalism Award ‘Public choice’ category is now closed.

Our jury of experts has shortlisted eleven projects but only one can win. So members of the public got voting and selected their favourite!

The project which got the more votes will be revealed at the Data Journalism Awards 2018 Ceremony and Gala Dinner, taking place in Lisbon on 31 May 2018, during the GEN Summit 2018. They’ll get a $1801 (US) money prize and a trophy.

With the support of Microsoft

Until the big reveal, here is the list of the eleven projects, in alphabetical order, with links and descriptions:

Bussed out

Organisation: Guardian US
Country: USA 🇺🇸 
An 18-month nationwide investigation reveals how America moves its homeless.
 — Check out the live link or the project page.

Death & Dysfunction

Country: USA 🇺🇸
An 18-month investigation highlighting serious failures at nearly every level of New Jersey’s patchwork system of medical examiner offices, the agencies charged with figuring out how somebody died and why.
 — Check out the live link or the project page.

Education data to empower parents, pupils, educators & build accountability

Organisation: Passmark
Country: South Africa 🇿🇦
Passmark gives a clearer picture of the state of schools in South Africa by collecting data and presenting it in useful ways to anybody who has an interest in education.
 — Check out the live link or the project page.

Follow the money

Organisation: Postmedia
Country: Canada 🇨🇦
The political machine runs on cash, lots of it. But who’s giving it, and how much? Postmedia created Canada’s first central, searchable database of political donations.
 — Check out the live link or the project page.

Humanizing data on the Syrian conflict using Animations

Organisation: Bayanat Box
Country: Lebanon 🇱🇧
Improving data literacy on key economic and social issues in the Arab region has been the focus of the Bayanat Box.
 — Check out the live link or the project page.


Organisation: LA NACIÓN (Argentina)
Country: Argentina 🇦🇷
LA NACIÓN data team commits to using data to tell stories and expand the use of open data, to activate demand of public information, in a country where FOIA law just passed. 
 — Check out the live link or the project page.

One week, 1,195 deaths: the portrait of violence in Brazil

Organisation: G1
Country: Brazil 🇧🇷
G1 staff reporters in Brazil documented violent deaths over the course of one week. These stories have been cleared and written by more than 230 journalists throughout the country. The project aims at shedding a light on the victims, and tries to get to the root of this spread of violence.
— Check out the live link or the project page.


Organisation: Rappler
Country: Philippines 🇵🇭
The #SaferRoadsPH microsite tackles road safety issues in the Philippines, puts together visualized information on road crash incidents and how it can be prevented, and compiles Rappler’s articles on the matter.
 — Check out the live link or the project page.

Those Places High-Speed Rail Could Take You To

Organisation: Caixin
Country: China 🇨🇳
Caixin visualized, in an interactive map, the high-speed rail lines within 3/4/5/6 hours from any picked city in China.
 — Check out the live link or the project page.

Trump Town

Organisation: ProPublica
Country: USA 🇺🇸
This project by ProPublica tracks White House staffers, cabinet members and political appointees across the US government.
 — Check out the live link or the project page.

Undi Power

Organisation: Malaysiakini
Country: Malaysia 🇲🇾
This news game helps readers find out how much power their votes have compared to other Malaysian voters. 
 — Check out the live link or the project page.

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 31 May at the Data Journalism Awards 2018 Ceremony and Gala Dinner in Lisbon, Portugal. To see the full shortlist gathering 99 nominations from all over the world, go to our website. You can also follow the hashtag #datajournalismawards on Twitter.