PREMIO 2020 CLAUDIO WEBER ABRAMO DATA JOURNALISM AWARD (BRAZIL)

Key Information
  • Eligibility: Participation in the competition is open to anyone who has published journalistic work in any medium (digital, print, TV, radio) between September 9, 2019 and October 1, 2020; and, at the time of registration, has a formal employment or formal authorisation from the organisation that produced the content entered in the award.
  • Prize amount: The Organizing Committee will award 1 (one) work indicated by the jury in each category with R $ 2,500.00 (two thousand and five hundred reais)
  • Type of funding: Award/Prize
  • Target country: Brazil
  • Application language: Brazilian

The Cláudio Weber Abramo Data Journalism Award is an initiative aimed at encouraging excellence in the use of data by journalists to report, analyse and investigate issues that affect Brazilian society.

The 2020 edition of the Cláudio Weber Abramo Data Journalism Award will be organized by non-profit organisations Open Knowledge Brasil and Transparência Brasil, and has the institutional support of the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism. The award aims to encourage the production and use of open data on topics of public interest in journalism; to encourage active transparency practices regarding the methodology and data sources used in journalistic works; to inspire students and journalists to work with data in their investigations; and to recognise professionals and outstanding works in the field of data journalism.

The award is nationwide and accepts entries in four categories:

  • Data-driven research
    • New discoveries and new knowledge. Here, they seek high social impact jobs that apply data analysis to shed light on topics of public interest.
  • Visualization
    • Data can be beautiful and informative! In this category, they will judge how much visualization is able to communicate the main journalistic findings and to involve the public and its usability on various platforms.
  • Innovation in data journalism
    • Going further: this category is for data journalism jobs that experiment with new technologies or innovative formats.
  • Open Data Open
    • source journalism: here, the focus is on transparency practices, whether through the use of mechanisms such as the Access to Information Law, the structuring or availability of the databases used, methodology documentation or publication of the scripts and software involved at work, use of open licenses, etc.

Read more about the competition here.