The Data Journalism Awards 2017 Shortlist

On 23 May 2017, at the Data Journalism Unconference in London, the Global Editors Network released a shortlist of 69 nominations for the Data Journalism Awards, the international competition recognising outstanding work in the field of data journalism.

The winners will be announced at the DJA 2017 Ceremony and Gala Dinner taking place during the GEN Summit 2017, in Vienna, Austria on 22 June 2017.

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. It is supported by the Google News Lab and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, in partnership with Chartbeat.

This year, 573 projects were submitted, from 51 countries, representing the 5 continents. The Data Journalism Awards 2017 register 20% of entries from Asia, a record for the competition. Small and large teams representation in the competition were split down the middle

Every year, the competition reaches more and more data journalists around the world, with significant representation from all continents.

The pre-jury of the Data Journalism Awards 2017, composed of Simon Rogers, Director of the Data Journalism Awards and Data Editor at the Google News Lab, Andrea Nelson Mauro from Dataninja.it, Dino Citraro, co-founder of Periscopic, Evangeline de Bourgoing from the Global Editors Network, Penhleak Chan from the EastWest Institute and Peter Grensund from Journalism ++ Stockholm, went through the submissions and has handed over this year’s shortlist of nominated projects.

The most popular categories and entry tags to this year’s competition

In the next phase, the international jury of the Data Journalism Awards will have to decide on this year’s winners, before handing out the awards at the Hofburg Palace during the Data Journalism Awards Ceremony and Gala, during the GEN Summit 2017 in Vienna, 21–23 June.

Popular keywords and technologies for the Data Journalism Awards 2017

The data journalists who entered the competition this year, focused on popular keywords: election, analysis, national, country, showed to be quite popular, with much focus on elections in the United States and around the world.

Journalists do love their deadlines indeed

Watch the Data Journalism 2017 Shortlist Reveal

The most outstanding projects submitted to the Data Journalism Awards 2017 competition

Data visualisation of the year

Shortlisted projects

Fenced Out, The Washington Post, United States
Gun Deaths in America, FiveThirtyEight, United States
One Angry Bird, Periscopic, United States
The Rhymes Behind Hamilton, The Wall Street Journal, United States
Who supports Donald Trump? The new Republican center of gravity, Guardian, United States

Investigation of the year

Shortlisted projects

Fake News and False Flags: How the Pentagon paid a British PR firm $500 million, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, United Kingdom
Football Leaks, Der Spiegel / European Investigative Collaborations (EIC), Germany
Race Behind Bars, The New York Times, United States
The death of a prosecutor, 40,000 audio hearings, 2 years, a team and a news app, La Nación Data, Argentina
The Nauru files: cache of 2,000 leaked reports reveal scale of abuse of children…, Guardian Australia, Australia
The unlawful use of physical restraints in Norwegian psychiatric wards, VG, Norway
Unfounded, The Globe and Mail, Canada

News data app of the year

Shortlisted projects

Blue Feed, Red Feed, The Wall Street Journal, United States
Drone Warfare data explorer, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, United Kingdom
Electionland, ProPublica and The Electionland Coalition, United States
REM-F: City Efficiency Ranking (Ranking de Eficiência dos Municípios Folha), Folha de S.Paulo, Brazil
US Elections 2016 Results Tracker, Guardian US, United States

Data journalism website of the year

Shortlisted projects

Ctrl+X, Abraji — Brazilian Association for Investigative Journalism, Brazil
Currency Chaos, IndiaSpend, India
Data Journalism Pakistan, Internews Network, Pakistan
FiveThirtyEight.com, FiveThirtyEight, United States
Les Décodeurs, Le Monde, France
Open Data by SRF Data, SRF Data, Switzerland
PORTAFOLIO DATA, La Nación, Costa Rica
Postdata.club, Postdata.club, Cuba
Rutas del Conflicto, Rutas del Conflicto, Colombia
TeleGraphs, The Telegraph, United Kingdom

The Chartbeat award for the best use of data in a breaking news story, within first 36 hours

Shortlisted projects

EU referendum: The result in maps and charts, BBC News Visual and Data Journalism team, United Kingdom
Fact Check: Trump And Clinton Debate For The First Time, NPR / NPR Visuals & NPR Politics, United States
Live factchecking of the State of the Union Speech, La Nación, Costa Rica

Open data shortlisted projects

#MineAlert, Oxpeckers Investigative Environmental Journalism, South Africa
Analyzing 8 million data from public speed limit detectors radars, El Confidencial, Spain
Database of Assets of Serbian Politicians, Crime and Corruption Reporting Network — KRIK, Serbia
Pajhwok Afghan News, Afghanistan
ProPublica Data Store, ProPublica, United States
Researchers bet on mass medication to wipe out malaria in L Victoria Region, Nation Media Group, Kenya

Best individual portfolio shortlisted projects

Ashley Kirk, The Telegraph, United Kingdom
Carla Pedret for The exodus data project, Spain
Derek Willis, ProPublica, United States
Doris Truong, Wall Street Journal, United States
John Burn-Murdoch, Financial Times, United Kingdom
Julia Wolfe, Various, United States
Keith Collins, Quartz, United States
Lena Groeger, ProPublica, United States
Mohammed Haddad, AJLabs for Al Jazeera, Qatar
Mona Chalabi, The Guardian, United States
Patrick Stotz, Spiegel Online, Germany

Best portfolio — Team shortlisted projects

Berliner Morgenpost Interactive team, Germany
El Confidencial data team, Spain
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia
Wall Street Journal Graphics team, United States

Public choice shortlisted projects

1,000 gold medals, The Washington Post, United States
Analyzing 8 million data from public speed limit detectors radars, El Confidencial, Spain
Broken Homes — A record year of home demolitions in occupied East Jerusalem, AJLabs for Al Jazeera, Qatar
Fact-checking every Declaration of Assets and Incomes of the Spanish MPs, El Mundo, Spain
How do Chinese spokespersons of MFA answer questions? The Beijing News, China
One Angry Bird, Periscopic, United States
Race Behind Bars, The New York Times, United States
Researchers bet on mass medication to wipe out malaria in L Victoria Region, Nation Media Group, Kenya
The Rhymes Behind Hamilton, The Wall Street Journal, United States
Who supports Donald Trump? The new Republican center of gravity, Guardian US, United States

Small newsrooms (one or more winners) shortlisted projects

A caixa-preta dos sindicatos (THE BLACK BOX OF THE TRADE UNIONS), A Gazeta, Brazil
Crime in Context, The Marshall Project, United States
Foreign Investments Uncovered database, Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, Macedonia
If you’re black, Tampa Bay Times, United States
Parrains2017, OuestMediaLab, France

Student and young data journalist of the year shortlisted projects

Reade Levinson for Protecting the Blue, Reuters, United States
Shadab Nazmi, India Today, India
Yaryna Serkez for portfolio, Ukraine

The Global Editors Network and its jury members warmly thanks all of this year’s competitors for the outstanding quality of the project.