Guardian’s Data team win big at Online Media Awards

We at TheDataDay would like to congratulate Guardian.co.uk/data for winning the Technical Innovation Award at the inaugural Online Media Awards.

Often cited the benchmark for interactive data-driven journalism and data visualisation at TheDataDay, judges described the Guardian’s DataStore and DataBlog as “a simple but brilliant idea – figures at your fingertips,” asking  “[w]hy did no one else think of that?”

Guardian.co.uk also won the Best News-led Journalism award for its coverage of Wikileaks, Andrew Sparrow’s election 2010 live blogs and for its 2.3m daily unique users.

Guardian’s online Wikileaks coverage wont it a commendation in the Best Campaigning/ Investigative Journalism category, and its photography was commended in the Best Use of Photography category.

These triumph comes only days after Andrew Miller, chief executive of the Guardian Media Group, formally announced that the paper would become the first UK national to move to a ‘Digital First’ approach.

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About Sam Francis

Freelance journalist. Former MA Investigative Journalism student at City University, London. Lover of data, admirer of information, seducer of computers.
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