The project “In Climbing Income Ladder, Location Matters" by The New York Times is awarded the Best Data Story in Public Vote by Infogr.am at Data Journalism Awards 2014 (DJA 2014) organised by Global Editors Network (GEN).
"We want to thank the voters on Infogr.am and GEN summit organisers. It has been important investment from The New York Times and it’s great to see it paying off. What matters most is being recognised by the people who are reading and interacting with these great works", says Paul Smurl, General Manager of Core Digital Projects at The New York Times.
The project was shortlisted from the twelve DJA 2014 finalists in the category “Data story or group of stories on a single topic, online or print”. It was among five best projects picked by the Infogr.am expert group and put for a public vote. Over 2,000 Infogr.am users worldwide made their choice on the best data driven story this year.
"We created Infogr.am to let everyone do great data visualisations, to inspire people to look for insights in the data. The story by The New York Times is a great example of reader engagement on a crucial matter. It inspires us and everyone who reads it", says Uldis Leiterts, the co-founder of Infogr.am
GEN summit is the Global Editors Network annual event. The DJA 2014 ceremony brings together over 500 media decision makers to celebrate the excellence in data journalism.