A project by Pakistan’s Dawn Media Group around the massacre of 144 children and teachers at the Army Public School (APS), Peshawar has been shortlisted for the Data Journalism Award 2016.
144 Stories is the only project from Asia among nine shortlisted projects in the category of Data Visualization of the Year (Large Newsroom). The other shortlisted projects in this category are from United States, Norway and Mexico.
The Global Editors Network on May 10 released a shortlist of 63 finalists (in 10 different categories) for the Data Journalism Awards—the international competition recognizing outstanding work in the field of data journalism.
In the words of Dawn.com’s News Editor Atika Rehman “144 Stories is a six month long project undertaken in 2015 around the massacre of 144 children and teachers at the Army Public School, Peshawar. A team of producers and reporters visited 144 families and collected their stories, which were built into an interactive feature.”
Express Tribune’s story “Pollution continues to batter city’s lungs, ears” has also been shortlisted in the category of Open Data for the 2016 awards.
The shortlisted projects are in 10 different categories including Data Visualization of the Year (Large Newsroom), Data Visualization of the Year (Small Newsroom), Investigation of the year (Large Newsroom), Investigation of the year (Small Newsroom), Open data, News data app of the year (Large Newsroom), News data app of the year (Small Newsroom), Best individual portfolio, Data journalism website of the year and Best use of data in a breaking news story within first 36 hours.
The winners will be announced at the DJA Ceremony during the GEN Summit 2016, in Vienna, Austria on 16 June 2016.
Good luck Dawn.com & Express Tribune!
Note: Data Stories had also submitted entry in the Best individual portfolio category but could not find place in the shortlist!
Main image: Dawn.com