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.
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.
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.
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.
Professor, University of Sheffield
Data visualization: newsroom trends, everyday engagements, possible futures
This presentation looks at the production of data visualizations (or dataviz) in newsrooms and audiences’ engagements with dataviz, drawing on two separate research projects. The first is Seeing Data (seeingdata.org), which explored how people make sense of data visualizations, and the second is INDVIL (indvil.org), on which I worked with others to ask: How is data visualization being embedded into newsroom practice? What trends are emerging, and what challenges are arising? On the INDVIL project, we found that dataviz are perceived in diverse ways and deployed for diverse purposes. On Seeing Data, we also found great diversity, this time in how audiences make sense of dataviz. This diversity is important for the future work of dataviz practitioners. I conclude the talk by reflecting on what future data visualization in the news might look like.
Helen Kennedy is Professor of Digital Society at the University of Sheffield. Her research has traversed digital media landscapes and has often involved working closely with media practitioners. She is currently investigating the datafication of everything, with an emphasis on the visual dimensions of this phenomenon. She leads the Seeing Data (seeingdata.org) programme of research, on which she collaborates with award-winning data visualizers such as Visualising Data (http://visualisingdata.com/) and Clever Franke (https://www.cleverfranke.com/).
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.
Producer , DTV2
Coworking journalists and developers – introductions and workshop combined – producer Magnus Bjerg, DTV2.
Magnus Bjerg, Digital Projects Manager at TV 2 Denmark, har just returned from a year as a Knight Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston, USA. He will speak on what he learned about how journalists and developers can work better together. He will also report on speak how he was chosen for the fellowship and the opportunities it provides.
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.
Journalist, NRK Beta
Ståle Grut is in the midst of writing a book on how journalists can extend their knowledge in critical thinking and work with digital sources. Examining known methods and combining experiences from different editorial newsrooms, his intention is to give fellow journalists guidance in executing traditional source skills in the digital age.
Senior editorial security officer , The New York Times
Runa Sandvik var inntil for noen uker siden leder for det redaksjonelle sikkerhetsarbeidet i New York Times.
I sitt arbeid for en av verdens ledende mediebedrifter førte hun an i sentrale sikkerhetsspørsmål for redaksjonen. Det gjaldt journalistenes sikkerhet, arbeide med kildesikkerhet og dermed viktige forhold som går direkte på tilliten til ett av de fremste mediehus i verden. Sikkerheten for redaksjonen i New York Times er viktig for tilliten som må eksistere mellom medium og publikum.
I hackernes tidsalder må nye verktøy utvikles samtidig som kilder må beskyttes, journalister på oppdrag må beskyttes, innholdet og selve virksomheten vernes mot lekkasjer, angrep og trusler.
Møt Runa Sandvik, tidligere Senior Director of Information Security at The New York Times, som fortsatt brenner for disse avgjørende forholdene for en redaksjon.
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.