Knight Fellow Helps Argentina Newspaper Win Data Journalism Award

Jun 212013

The data journalism team at Argentina's La Nación has become a global leader in the field with the help of ICFJ Knight International Journalism Fellow Sandra Crucianelli. And this week, the paper won an international Data Journalism Award for its investigation of Argentina's Senate expenses from 2004 to 2013. The investigation uncovered spending irregularities, including reimbursement of expenses for official trips that were never actually taken. La Nación’s reporting prompted replies from Senate officials and a judicial investigation of Vice President Amado Boudou.

The award recognizes "the efforts and perseverance of an incredible team of people who are working in a country without open data doing data journalism,” said Crucianelli, who helped train La Nación staff as part of her recent ICFJ Knight Fellowship. “And it shows that it is not always necessary to use expensive technology. Perseverance, commitment and a long-standing team get better results and inspire others.”

Winners of the Data Journalism Awards were announced at the Global Editors Network's 2013 summit in Paris.

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