The NODA conference will have international headliners, dive into specific journalistic topics and also have workshops presenting the most prestigious cases from Nordic journalism in 2018-2019 where methods and working processes will be emphasized. Additional speakers will be announced in the time to come.
The workshops: cases submitted to NODA Awards and nominated by the jury, will be presented by team representatives.
Visualization: the program will present several lectures on how to visualize better and smarter.
Election coverage: Nordic countries have had national elections by the time of the Conference. The program will reflect on media coverage and lessons learned.
Fake News: closely linked to election coverage is the fight against misinformation. The program will deal with several aspects on the global fight against fake news.
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.
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.
Design Lead, Adresseavisen
VISUALIZATION – Jonas Nilsson is head of digital design in regional newspaper Adresseavisen in Trondheim. Over the last 12 years Jonas has built his reputation as celebrated and awarded designer. Over the years, he has collected 40 honors and rewards. He has taken on difficult and challenging tasks and been richly awarded from audiences, colleagues and design professionals. Jonas love learning from others and sharing – in return often delivered with rough comments and inviting humor typical of his northern Norway heritage. We have invited him on a free basis to be the spice in several sessions dedicated to visual presentations and graphic design at NODA19.
Redaktør for leserengasjement, Dagens Næringsliv
INTERDISCIPLINARY TEAM WORK – Volan is exploring new editorial territory as director for reader engagement at Dagens Næringsliv in Oslo, Norway. In her own words: I fell in love with the Internet in the 1990s. I have worked as a reporter online, on local tv, local radio and newspapers, as well as training other reporters to do online journalism. I love doing workshops and training.At Noda she will give training in interdisciplinary team work where not only journalist, but also designers, programmers and other skilled persons shines in the light of jobs well done.
Ingeborg is formerly director of newsroom innovation at Adresseavisen, head of social media at Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) and executive editor for NRK Beta, the NRK’s newsroom think-tank on new technology and media trends. One of Norway’s most used speakers and media sources on social media and digital communications. She also serve on the board of the Norwegian Editors’ Association and World Editors Forum and used to be president of Norway’s Online News Association for four years.
Silje Susanne Alvestad
Postdoctoral fellow in modern Slavic languages, University of 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.