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Special issue with the finalists of the Data Journalism Awards 2015

May 15, 2015

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Since 2012, the Global Editors Network rewards outstanding work in the field of data journalism in any media worldwide with the Data Journalism Awards. And this year’s list of finalists, with the best examples of data-driven investigations, data-driven applications and storytelling with data visualisation covering matters relevant to society and aim to have an impact at a societal level, was released earlier this week.

So, as we always do with major data visualization competitions and challenges, we’re dedicating this issue of Interactive Inspiration to the shortlisted entries that caught our attention for their use of dynamic charts, maps and infographics. Congratulations to all the finalists!

But beware: we’re talking about 40 data visualization projects, so save some time for this, and don’t miss the full list here, to see the remaining data journalism finalists projects.

Why men outnumber women on earth | Quartz

Partial screen capture of the interactive map SWorld Sex Map
(image: Quartz)

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What The Internet Thinks About | Funders and Founders

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic What The Internet Thinks About
(image: Funders and Founders)

(Project details)

Water’s Edge | Reuters

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Water's Edge
(image: Reuters)

(Project details)

Treatment Tracker | ProPublica

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Treatment Tracker
(image: ProPublica)

(Project details)

Track National Unemployment, Job Gains and Job Losses | The Wall Street Journal

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Track National Unemployment, Job Gains and Job Losses
(imagem: The Wall Street Journal)

(Project details)

Carbon emissions: past, present and future | The Guardian

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Carbon emissions: past, present and future
(image: The Guardian)

(Project details)

The Madness Machine | The Wall Street Journal

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic The Madness Machine
(image: The Wall Street Journal)

(Project details)

The hidden costs of gasoline in Costa Rica | La Nación

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic The hidden costs of gasoline in Costa Rica
(image: La Nación)

(Project details)

The Echo Chamber | Reuters

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic The Echo Chamber
(image: Reuters)

(Project details)

Swiss Leaks: Murky Cash Sheltered by Bank Secrecy | ICIJ

Partial screen capture of the Interactive map Swiss Leaks Data Explorer
(image: ICIJ)

(Project details)

Scotland Referendum Live Results | The Wall Street Journal Europe

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Scotland Referendum Live Results
(image: The Wall Street Journal Europe)

(Project details)

Radiation & Food Map in Japan | Tokyo Polytechnic University

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Radiation & Food Map in Japan
(image: Tokyo Polytechnic University)

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Election 2015: The Guardian poll projection | The Guardian

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Election 2015 The Guardian poll projection
(image: The Guardian)

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Political Atlas of the 2014 Brazilian Election | O Estado de S. Paulo

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Political Atlas of the 2014 Brazilian Election
(image: O Estado de S. Paulo)

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Plundering America | Sun Sentinel

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Plundering America
(image: Sun Sentinel)

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Payday California | The Center for Investigative Reporting

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Payday California
(image: The Center for Investigative Reporting)

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People’s Republic of Bolzano | University of Bolzano

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic People's Republic of Bolzano
(image: University of Bolzano)

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Scientists and the social network | Nature

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Online collaboration: Scientists and the social network
(image: Nature)

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New Berliners and native Berliners | Berliner Morgenpost

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic New Berliners and native Berliners
(image: Berliner Morgenpost)

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Municipality merger | Bergens Tidende

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Municipality merger
(image: Bergens Tidende)

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US midterm elections 2014 | The Guardian

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic How voter-friendly is your state
(image: The Guardian)
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March Madness Makers and Takers | Bloomberg Graphics

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic March Madness Makers and Takers
(image: Bloomberg Graphics)

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Luxembourg Leaks: Global Companies’ Secrets Exposed | ICFJ

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Luxembourg Leaks
(image: International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, a project of the Center for Public Integrity)

(Project details)

Losing Ground | ProPublica and The Lens

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Losing Ground
(image: ProPublica and The Lens)

(Project details)

Jihadism: Tracking a month of deadly attacks | BBC

Partial screen capture of the interactive map The Jihadism Tracking a month of deadly attacks
(image: BBC)

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Inside the Firewall: Tracking the News That China Blocks | ProPublica

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Inside the Firewall
(image: ProPublica)

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How to Build an Oscar Winner | Bloomberg News

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Oscars 2015: Does winning best director kill your career?
(image: Bloomberg News)

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Explore Your Wage Gap! | JumpStart Georgia

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Explore Your Wage Gap!
(image: JumpStart Georgia)

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Does school pay off? How much? | El Financiero

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Does school pay off? How much?
(image: El Financiero)

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First World War: The Story of a Global Conflict | The Guardian

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic A global guide to the first world war
(image: The Guardian)

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Congresoscopio, monitoring Congress in Argentina | La Nación

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Congresoscopio, monitoring Congress in Argentina
(image: La Nación)

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Charting Germany – Tracking a Nation’s Changes | Zeit Online

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Charting Germany
(image: Die Zeit)

(Project details)

California’s Long Challenge with Drought | The Wall Street Journal

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic California's Long Challenge with Drought
(image: The Wall Street Journal)

(Project details)

Budget 2014: Where Did Your Tax Money Go? | InfoTimes

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Budget 2014: Where Did Your Tax Money Go?
(image: InfoTimes)

(Project details)

Beyond the Border | The Texas Observer and The Guardian

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Beyond the Borders
(image: The Texas Observer and the Guardian)

(Project details)

Battling Infectious Diseases in the 20th Century: The Impact of Vaccines | The Wall Street Journal

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Battling Infectious Diseases in the 20th Century
(imagem: The Wall Street Journal)

(Project details)

What makes an Archibald winner? | Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic What makes an Archibald winner?
(image: Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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A Really Small Slice of Americans Get to Decide Who Will Rule the Senate | Bloomberg Visual Data

Partial screen capture of the interactive map A Really Small Slice of Americans Get to Decide Who Will Rule the Senate
(image: Bloomberg Visual Data)

(Project details)

A World of Terror | Periscopic

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic A World of Terror
(image: Periscopic)

(Project details)

A Disappearing Planet | ProPublica

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic A Disappearing Planet
(image: ProPublica)

(Project details)

 

Like we said, there’s a lot more to explore among the list of finalist entries, so head out to the DJA 2015 page to view thse amazing data-driven stories. The fourth annual Data Journalism Awards will culminate with the DJA Ceremony to showcase the best of data journalism worldwide. The ceremony will be presided over by DJA Director Simon Rogers and President of the Jury Paul Steiger.

Written by Tiago Veloso

Tiago Veloso is the founder and editor of Visualoop and Visualoop Brasil . He is Portuguese, currently based in Bonito, Brazil.

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