Wincott’s new award for data journalism, jointly sponsored by the Royal Statistical Society
, was a great success, with a broad range of entries from 20 media organisations.
In this highly competitive field, the judges decided Ed Conway of Sky was a deserved winner for his great skill in interpreting data and challenging discrepancies in official information on the pandemic. Judges highly commended Chris Cook of Tortoise for an innovative piece of work tracking the progress of the lockdown and the Financial Times visual and data journalism team for its magisterial analysis of the pandemic and its progress around the globe.
The new data award, worth up to £5,000, was presented as part of the foundation’s wider programme of journalism awards, in which RSS Honorary Fellow Tim Harford was named Journalist of the Year.
Read more about the award winners