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 investigative journalist and media trainer Sandra Crucianelli, who helped train La Nación staff as part of her recent ICFJ Knight International Journalism 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.”
La Nación was also a finalist for La Nación Data, the section of its website which explores the craft and uses of data-driven reporting, in the “data journalism website or section, small media category.” Winners of the Data Journalism Awards were announced at the Global Editors Network's 2013 summit in Paris. The complete list of winners is here. More IJNet coverage of La Nación's work in data-driven journalism: Why La Nación shares documents with its readers Lessons learned from building a data journalism team Data festival aims to spark collaboration La Nación newspaper launches application to examine census data Six winning digital strategies from La Nación
Global media innovation content related to the projects and partners of the ICFJ Knight International Journalism Fellowships on IJNet is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Image: screen grab of La Nación Data logo.