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Hindustan Times bags 3 infographics awards at Malofiej

The Malofiej award is named after Argentinian cartographer Alejandro Malofiej -- one of the pioneers of infographic design. It honours the best in data visualisation, visual storytelling and information graphics for online and print mediums.

india Updated: Apr 03, 2017 10:39 IST
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Hindustan Times clinched the silver award in the Portfolios category for its ‘2016 – The year in graphics and visuals’.
Hindustan Times clinched the silver award in the Portfolios category for its ‘2016 – The year in graphics and visuals’.(Screengrab)

Hindustan Times has bagged three prestigious digital first awards -- one silver and two bronze -- on the global platform during the annual Malofiej summit in Pamplona, Spain.

The six-day summit from March 26 to 31 saw Hindustan Times clinch the silver award in the Portfolios category for its set of stories that included an air quality dashboard, an interactive on demonetisation’s ever-changing rules, an investigation into the anatomy of riots in Uttar Pradesh and a history of the Padma awards presented through data, among others.

There was no gold medal winner in this category. Hindustan Times shared its position with FiveThirtyEight, The Washington Post and The New York Times.

HT journalists who worked on this project included Anand Katakam, Piyush Aggarwal, Aparna Alluri, Harry Stevens, Gurman Bhatia and Abhinash Jha. Other contributors from the newsroom included Appu Esthose Suresh and Abhinav Rajput, among others.

The Malofiej award is named after Argentinian cartographer Alejandro Malofiej -- one of the pioneers of infographic design.

The award honours the best in data visualisation, visual storytelling and information graphics for online and print mediums. This year, 134 news organisations from 31 countries participated. The bulk of the entries came from the US.

Hindustan Times also won a bronze each for two of its features told through data visualisation: “Every Hindi film song by Lata Mangeshkar in one graphic”, and a six-part investigation into India’s Death Penalty presented through data. To see more work produced by the Hindustan Times’ data team, you can go to ‘2016 – The year in graphics and visuals’.