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Data Journalism Awards

The Data Journalism Awards are the first international awards recognising outstanding work in the field of data journalism worldwide.
The winners of the Data Journalism Awards 2018 were announced on 31 May 2018 during the GEN Summit in Lisbon.

Started in 2012, the competition is organised by the Global Editors Network, with support from the Google News Initiative, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Microsoft, and with the support of Chartbeat. Previous winning organisations include The New York TimesThe Guardian, ProPublica and La Nación.

Simon Rogers, Data Editor at Google, is the director of the DJA competition which takes place under the presidency of Reginald Chua from Reuters.

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Data Journalism Den

The Data Journalism Den is a global hub by the Global Editors Network, dedicated to serving the international data journalism community through the collaborative exchange of data, tools, and resources. The Den is open to all journalists, developers, designers, and organisations committed to the practice and development of data journalism. It is completely free.

The Den features five sections: NewsCommunityMatchmaking, as well as Datastore, and Jobs.

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Editors Lab

The GEN Editors Lab programme is a worldwide series of hackathons hosted by leading news organisations such as BBC, El PaísThe New York Times and Süddeutsche Zeitung. Editors Lab brings together developers, journalists and designers from top newsrooms to build news prototypes during an intensive two-day competition. The Global Editors Network has already run five successful Editors Lab seasons.

The sixth season ran from October 2017 to June 2018.

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Startups for News

Startups for News is an international competition that rewards the best startups bringing novel solutions to newsroom challenges. Each year, the Global Editors Network, in partnership with, selects early-stage startups providing innovative products or services to media companies and accelerates their development through exposure, connections, and mentorship.

The winner of this year’s competition is Vigilant. The runner-up is Poool.

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