Data Journalism Awards 2019: 608 projects, from 62 areas/countries

Next step of the competition: the shortlist will be revealed in May 2019!

Submissions to the Data Journalism Awards 2019 closed on 7 April 2019 and the competition, organised by the Global Editors Network, with support from the Google News Initiative, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and Microsoft, received 608 submissions of the highest standards from 62 areas/countries.

Over the past eight years, the Global Editors Network has organised the competition to celebrate and credit outstanding work in the field of data-driven journalism worldwide.

This year, over one third of the entries came from small organisations. The top ten countries with the most projects in the competition this year are: United States, United Kingdom, Brazil, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Germany, Philippines, Spain, and the Russian Federation. We also got entries from Mongolia, Pakistan, Senegal, Burkina Faso and Burundi.

267 organisations are represented in the submissions. Among them are large organisations such as the BBC (UK), The New York Times (US), Der Spiegel(Germany), The Financial Times (UK), La Nación (Argentina), Bloomberg News (US), and ProPublica (US); but also smaller organisations such as Indiaspend (India), Inkyfada (Tunisia), READr (Taiwan), and Ikon News(Mongolia).
What is happening now?

Projects will now be reviewed by our Data Journalism Awards pre-jury, and the Shortlist will be announced in May 2019.

The winners of the Data Journalism Awards 2019 will be announced during the ceremony and gala dinner held during the GEN Summit in Athens, Greece, on 15 June 2019.

This year’s prize for our winners? An all-expenses-covered trip to Athens, Greece and the GEN Summit + Data Journalism Awards 2019 ceremony, taking place on 13-15 June 2019.


All 608 entries are live on our site

This year we have more countries represented in the competition than ever in the history of the competition. You can take a look at all the entries, directly on our website. You can also take a look at previous year’s projects using our search tool.


Meet our jury

Our jury members come from all over the world, they work in some of the most prestigious news organisations, they are big players in the data journalism industry.

The members of the pre-jury, who will pick the projects to form the shortlist over the next few weeks, are:
Simon Rogers, Google News Lab (US), Peter Grensund, J++ (Sweden), Andrea Nelson Maur, (Italy), Marco Túlio Pires, Google News Initiative (Brazil), Roberto Rocha, CBC (Canada), Kuek Ser Kuang Keng, Data Journalism Awards competition officer (Malaysia), Eva Constantaras, data journalist and trainer (Greece), Alexandre Lechenet, France 2 (France).