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.
Columnist, jury head, VG
On Bernt Olufsen’s watch as editor-in-chief for VG the newspaper built it’s reputation for quality reporting and undergoing the transformation from print to online. Bernt has for years headed the Norwegian SKUP jury for awarding investigative journalism, and this year he also chairs the NODA jury.
Førsteamanuensis, Institutt for Datateknologi og Informatikk, NTNU
Özlem Özgöbek is teaching and doing research at the Computer Science Departement at the NTNU. She has lately worked among other topics on fake news.
Cooperating with Silje Alvestad, a linguist from University of Oslo, she will contribute to the vision on operationalizing the lingustic findings of FakeSpeak into software for content management systems.
General interests: Recommender Systems, Semantic Web, Data Analysis, Free Software, Context Awareness, Linux, Open Access Systems, Linked Open Data, Artificial Intelligence, Distributed Systems.
Özlem is educated at NTNU and an university in her homeland Turkey.
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.
Gerd Marie May
Founder, Room of Solutions
After attending Constructive Institute in Århus, Denmark as a fellow, Gerd has set out to rethink about journalism:
I work to create a society where everyone who wants to feel part of a meaningful community is able to make informed decisions and actively participate in the development of society.
Her company, “Room of Solutions” helps create and implement strategies that includes constructive and engaging journalism. By tradition, editorial managers don’t talk about negative or constructive news, it’s all about news. Gerd is challenging this rule, saying that media needs to be critical to own methods to find its future position in society.
I help Danish and foreign media and educational institutions with strategy workshops, inspirational lectures and educational programs.
I am committed, passionate and focused on developing journalism so that it constructively supports a positive development in our society.
I believe in inclusivity, inspiration, nuances and trust as the fundamental journalistic criteria.
Gerd Marie May worked as a journalist at Danmarks Radio, head of editorial developments at Fyhns Stiftstidende and has held educational positions as lecturer at University of Southern Denmark.