Technology and the Internet offer many new opportunities for journalists, including the opportunities to use data to tell stories. For the second year, Google is supporting the Data Journalism Awards organized by the Global Editors Network.

Entries open today until April 5, 2013 at competition is open to professional publishers, nonprofit organizations, and freelancers. A total of EUR15,000 euros will be awarded to eight winning projects in four categories:
  • Data-driven investigative journalism
  • Data-driven applications
  • Storytelling with data
  • Data journalism website or section

A short-list of candidates will be announced during the Perugia International Journalism Festival 2013 on April 27. After being chosen by prestigious jury of data experts, the eight winners of the 2013 will be announced on June 20 at the GEN News Summit in Paris. This year, the public will vote on their favorite data projects, and a special prize will be given for the “Public Choice Award”.