New accolades are illuminating the success of several projects which have been supported by the Center for Public Interest Journalism.
Open Data Philly:
On Saturday night, The Philadelphia Geek Awards named Open Data Philly the 2015 Web Project of the Year.
Open Data Philly — a partnership supported by CPIJ, the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Innovation and Technology and local geospatial analysis firm Azavea is a catalog of open data in Philadelphia, including the city’s open data repository and data sets from many regional organizations.
— Lindsay T. So (@lindsaytso) August 16, 2015
Philadelphia Geek Awards honor “outstanding achievements in Philadelphia’s vibrant geek community” presented during a back tie and red carpet event at the Academy of Natural Sciences. You can view photos and tweets from the event by following the #PHLGeekAwards hashtag.
And Sarah Cordivano of Azavea shared some kind words:
— Sarah Cordivano (@mapadelphia) August 16, 2015
You can submit data sets and featured projects to Open Data Philly via the interface at cpijournalism.org.
CPIJ incubated and housed the initiative which became Billy Penn during a strategic partnership last year.
CPIJ was among partners recently honored by National Association of Black Journalists’ 2015 Salute to Excellence awards (the link is no longer available: http://www.philly.com/philly/business/20150810_Daily_Newsstaffers_win_National_Association_of_Black_Journalists_awards.html), for collaborating on “Tapped Out,” a special section in the Philadelphia Daily News detailing the impact of poverty on our city.
“Tapped Out” was also recognized as the best newspaper investigative series by the Clarion Awards from the Association for Women in Communications, as previously reported.