Jun 08, 2018 02:50 PM

Caixin wins GEN 2018 Data Journalism Award for Best Large Data Journalism Team, a first for a Chinese media outlet

Caixin VisLab was awarded the Best Large Data Journalism Team award on June 1 at GEN’S 2018 Data Journalism Awards, marking the first time a Chinese media outlet has won the international competition in the field of data-driven journalism. Huang Chen, director of Caixin VisLab, attended the ceremory.

The Data Journalism Awards began in 2012 and is the first international annual series of prizes recognizing outstanding work in the field of data-driven journalism. Organized by the Global Editors Network, which hosts the internationally leading recognized GEN Summit of media industry, DJA is also regarded as the Oscars of data journalism. Winning organizations this year included Reuters (UK) and FiveThirtyEight (US).

The DJA 2018 included 12 categories and received a record 630 submissions from 58 countries, 99 of which were shortlisted. Caixin VisLab’s project ‘Those Places High-Speed Rail Could Take You To’ received three of those nominations, including Best Data Journalism Team, Data Visualization of the Year and the Microsoft Award for Public Choice. Finalists included Bloomberg, the Guardian, Reuters, South China Morning Post, and more. Caixin VisLab was the only Chinese team nominated.

Founded in 2013, Caixin VisLab is one of the earliest teams in China to combine data visualization with news reporting. It has produced hundreds of outstanding projects since being established and has won a number of national and international awards. The team has won Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA) Awards for numerous projects, including ‘After the Flood: Never Let Bygones Be Bygone,’ ‘China’s Property Market Report: A Decade of Ups and Downs,’ ‘The Explosion of Qingdao Sinopec Pipeline,’ and ‘Zhou's Power Base.’ The work ‘How China Is Flouting Who’s Plain Packaging Guidelines’ won first prize in Communication Competition on China's Tobacco Control organized by the National Health Commission of the People’s Republic of China. Other works have attracted attention, including ‘A Maze of Capital Leads to Anbang’s Aggressive Expansion,’ ‘ Those Places High-Speed Rail Could Take You To,’ and ‘Beijing: In or Out.’ These projects provide insights through data visualization to Chinese news readers and explore possibilities for the future of news nationally and internationally. To find more works by the Caixin VisLab, please vist: PC Version | Mobile Version

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