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BBC and Media Wales among winners of Data Journalism Awards
The BBC and Media Wales were two of seven winners of the Google-backed awards, joined by Argentina's La Nacion, Guardian US, Thomson Reuters and freelance journalist Jean Abbiateci
The Data Journalism Awards, run during the the Global Editors Network, announced seven winners in total, across eight separate prizes.
The BBC and Media Wales were the two UK-based winners, and were joined by five others from countries including Argentina, the US, France and Hong Kong.
This is the second year the awards have been run. The winners will share prize money of €15,000.
Some of the award categories were divided into big and small media prizes.
The BBC was named the winner of the data-driven applications award, for the Great British class calculator, which lets users answer certain questions and then tells them which of seven classes they would be placed in.
The small media version of this award was presented to French visualisation service We Do Data.
In the category of data-driven investigative journalism, Media Wales took away the prize for small media, for its work on Children in Care.
The large media version of this award was collected by Argentina's La Nacion for its investigation into senate expenses from 2004 to 2013. Journalism.co.uk has previously reported on La Nacion's work in the field of data journalism.
The Guardian US was awarded the data-driven storytelling prize for big media, for its interactctive on "gay rights in the US, state-by-state".
The small media version of this award went to freelancer Jean Abbiateci, for The Art Market for Dummies. Abbiateci's entry also won the new Public Choice award, as voted for online.
Thomson Reuters's Connected China app, which as described in this post, "tracks and visualises the people, organisations and relationships that form China’s elite power structure", won the award for data journalism website or section.
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