27/1/2017 - 28/1/2017

2017 Nordic Data Journalism Conference (Odense, Denmark)

 

While some practitioners and analysts are excited about the increased creative agency that the digital landscape affords media and media users, others are critical of the disrupted power structures within participatory democratic cultures. For journalism, digitalization is simultaneously a driver of change, a serious challenge, and a reservoir of opportunities for new genres, new formats, and new platforms. One increasingly significant aspect of digitalization is the emergence of data journalism.

Data journalism is journalism that uses digital technology as tools and techniques for collecting, analyzing, visualizing, and presenting (typically large sets of) data.

Data journalism is the future. Not only do journalists need to be data­savvy in order to analyze and pick out the essential stories. Big data is key to understanding our democracies in connection with complex global issues, and data journalism bridges the gap between statistic technicians and reporters and is necessary in order to make sense of the increasingly complex world of today.

Data journalism is changing journalism. New processes, products, and professional values are emerging ­ but data journalism also makes new cooperative efforts possible, enabling new types of agency. Journalists with new fields of expertise, such as ICT, business, statistics, law, information management, and other professions and bases of knowledge can connect, and audiences can play a part as well.

These and other issues in relation to data journalism will be addressed at NODA17, the Nordic Data Journalism conference, January 27­-28, 2017, in Odense, Denmark. The conference combines professional, practical, and scientific aspects to bring together media professionals and media researchers working with data journalism and/or digital journalism.

Find out more on the NODA17 website here.

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