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.
Journalist, NRK Beta
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 Örzöbek 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.
Associate professor, Volda University College
NODA AWARDS – Awards has grown to be biggest and most prestigious inter-Nordic journalistic competition for investigative, feature and applied reporting. More than 50 entries at NODA18.se constitutes the interest and importance for newsrooms to show the qualities and learn from each other cross borders and cross company entities.
Tormod Utne, former journalist and editor in Norwegian news outlets as Nettavisen and Sunnmørsposten and now lecturer and researcher at the Volda J-school, has taken upon the task to lead the jury nominating finalists and the winners of the NODA Awards.
Tormod Utne will be joined by distinguished mediapeople and academics in all the Nordic countries when the full jury is to be announced.
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.