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.
Associate professor, Volda University College
Ans. direktør og adm. direktør, VG - Verdens Gang AS
INVESTIGATION – Steiro is publisher of VG, the most successful Norwegian newspaper, constantly winning national and international awards for their investigative journalism and digital innovations. VG would compete for the top in an international ranking of remarkable business achievements transforming itself from a tabloid single copy sales strategy to the fastest growing subscription base in Norwegian media history. It’s ambitious «moon-landing» is to create a sustainable digital revenue base to fund their journalism completely not depending on print revenue at all. Gard Steiro is the inspirational head of this editorial beacon. He will give insights in how the mediahous became the digital powerhouse of the Schibsted Company and be rewarded best in class.
Jonas Alsaker Vikan
Trustno1 – millions of passwords at large. Datasupported journalism on data – journalist Jonas Alsaker Vikan, Adresseavisen
Jonas Alsaker Vikan was an experienced gamer touring the world of gaming competitions before a journalist. Using his data competences, Jonas is an award-winning reporter for his unprecedented stories on the the criminal activities on the Dark Net. Currently Jonas and his team has revealed the biggest breach of internet security with millions of passwords at large accessible for misuse and evil.
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.