Welcome to NODA 2019
The NODA awards honors outstanding work in the field of data driven journalism in the Nordic countries. Entries published in 2018 and 2019 until submission date are welcome. Due to the postponing of the Conference till after summer 2019, deadline is extended till 23th September of 2019. Appliers who submitted applications before the previous deadline late 2018, are welcome to submit additional cases. The winners will announced at the NODA19 in Trondheim.
Design Lead, Adresseavisen
FACT-CHECKING – Kristoffer Egeberg was asked to head the fact checking site Faktisk.no when the leading Norwegian publishers set up their ideal and independent organization in 2017. Since then, Faktisk.no has fought back most of the skepticism and critic, also from press colleagues. Nowadays the former Norwegian army officer and international awarded investigative reporter may be happy to see that practically all legacy media has joined his ranks. Faktisk.no is seen as an important contributor to an improved public debate and the debunking of incorrect and false news.
Noda19 will include fact-checking and the important work to increase trust to media in it’s workflow. Faktisk.no staff and Kristoffer will give competence courses at NODA and contribute to the conference programme.
Silje Susanne Alvestad
post doc i lingvistikk, Universitetet i Oslo
FAKE NEWS – Susanne Alvestad is a postdoctoral fellow in modern Slavic languages at the University of Oslo. For her PhD thesis on the use of verbal aspect in Slavic imperatives she received His Majesty the King of Norway´s Gold Medal for outstanding dissertations in the humanities. Having studied Slavic languages as well as Turkish and Hebrew she is a broadly trained linguist who knows a thing or two about how languages work and about the power of language. In her talk at NODA, titled Fakespeak – the language of fake news. Linguistics in the service of disinformation detection, she will discuss how and why linguistics may be the key to the detection of fake news and other kinds of disinformation.
Computer scientist, NTNU
FAKESPEAK – When New York Times journalist Jayson Blair wrote both true and false stories, his left specific language traces that lingvists like Susanne Alvestad can detect. Likewise, computer scientist Özlem Özgöbek can use these data to develop operational tools for CMS. Cooperating internationally, Silje and Özlem have support from NRK, both the Norwegian and Swedish News Agencies as well as Faktisk.no to do similar investigate work in Scandinavian languages and develop tools for disinformation detection. In their talk at NODA, titled Fakespeak – the language of fake news, lingvist Silje and computer scientist Özlem will discuss how and why linguistics may be a key to the detection of fake news and other kinds of disinformation.