NODA Awards

They won the NODA Awards for 2017!

The NODA awards honors outstanding work in the field of data journalism in the Nordic countries. The winners was announced at the award ceremony at NODA18 in Stockholm on March 16th, 2018. The prizes are awarded for the following three categories:

  • Winner Feature: What is Denmark worth? (Danmarks Radio, Danmark)Danmarks Radio has analyzed and mapped the Danish housing market based on an spectacular data set. The data set was harvested by the editorial staff at Danmarks Radio. The stories are told in a down-to-earth language with impressive visualizations. 
  • Winner Applications: Paradissvenskarna (SVT, Sverige)
    Who are the 1200 Swedes who appeared in the Paradise Papers? Impressive interface based on public data presented in a visual appealing way. (Also nominated in Feature)
  • Winner Investigative: Breaking the dark net (VG, Norge)
    Data journalism on the dark net. A complicated puzzle is put in place to reveal not only child pornography online, but also to show the police’s dubious methods of combating this type of crime, leading to both arrests and international debate. In addition, very well presented.

Feature data journalism

(Data storytelling with text, visualisation, video)

Storytelling providing insight through putting data in context. Text, graphics, video, maps or other innovative presentations of data. Entertaining and playful aspects could also be emphasised.

Nominated in Feature:

Danmarks Radio has analyzed and mapped the Danish housing market based on an spectacular data set. The data set was harvested by the editorial staff at Danmarks Radio. The stories are told in a down-to-earth language with impressive visualizations. 

Helsingin Sanomat has done important work investigating depopulation in Finland and the team combines robust data with interviews and stories that raise many questions. Is society, for instance, prepared to keep the whole country inhibited and what happens when we give up that ambition?

By combining several datasets, the journalists did an interesting and sometimes surprising analysis of an everyday subject. The analysis showed how the police not necessarily use speed control where it’s most needed.

In this story TV 2 Denmark visualizes the characteristics of a professional gamer with simple graphics and interactive elements. A story told with a with a practised hand.

An interesting collection of data in a subject not always used in data journalism. And the conclusion shows that not alwasy the most famous face is the most common.

Application

(Data-driven applications)

Sharing data with the public through services providing insight, intuitive navigation, and simplicity in further use.

Nominated in Applications:

Impressive, advanced guide to how different electoral systems would have impacted Norwegian election results through time. Fun for the nerds, educational for everyone else.

What can your municipality do with your tax euros? This is an innovative idea that is transformed into an useful and educating application.

Who are the 1200 Swedes who appeared in the Paradise Papers? Impressive interface based on public data presented in a visual appealing way. (Also nominated in Feauture)

Engaging and interactive application that allows the users to test their knowledge and prejudices about climate and energy. Might lead to surprising insights.

A very useful tool to illustrate one of the regions most serious threats to our environment. Hence, it is very useful for individuals who wants to know their individual impact.

Investigative data journalism

(Data-driven investigative journalism – using data to reveal facts.)

Should have influence on society. Journalism and user experience on the highest level. Usage of one or more data-sets should be significant for the project

Nominated in Investigative:

Data journalism on the dark net. A complicated puzzle is put in place to reveal not only child pornography online, but also to show the police’s dubious methods of combating this type of crime, leading to both arrests and international debate. In addition, very well presented.

Based on a tip, the answer to the question “where do all Swedish scraped vessels go?” is looked for in public data. Great creativity in finding additional data sets. Well done from idea to presentation. (paywall)

How extensive is the problem that companies that deliver services or goods to Danish municipalities are placed in tax havens? The answer is found in a large amount of public data. Carefully implemented, clearly presented.

A deep diving in a leak to find the Swedish connections to the tax haven. Carefully carried out in the work of screening and analyzing data, and finally presenting the information relevant to its own audience. Very well visualized. (Also nominated in Applications)

  • Finn Parliament Visit log (Open Knowledge & Svenska Yle, Finland)

An important work for increasing public transparency. By systematizing and making available lists of visitors, Finnish parliamentarians’ meetings with lobbyists are displayed. The data journalistic groundwork carried out by OKF has been well implemented and has yielded a good dividend in a large number of articles. One example is from Yle, that published a story on how the Finnish Parliament systematically erases visitors’ logs (see Dolda data).

Rules:

Projects published in 2017 can be entered from media companies or freelancers in all Nordic countries. The jury will place special emphasis on resource utilization, methods and mastery of tools. The number of entries is limited to two entries per category and newsroom for the effective work of the jury.
The jury may nominate a maximum of five entries in each category. The nominees will be presented on this website three weeks before the ceremony. Nominees are expected to present their cases at the NODA Conference.

The jury for NODA Awards 2018:
  • Bente Kalsnes, Associate Professor, The Department of Journalism and Media Studies, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (HiOA)
  • Carl-Gustav Lindén, Senior Lecturer, University of Helsinki, Department of Social Research/Media and Communication Studies
  • Filip Wallberg, Journalistic Lecturer, Center for Journalism, University of Southern Denmark
  • Helena Bengtsson, Data Editor, SVT
  • Magnus Bjerg, Digital Project Manager, TV2
  • Rasmus Vuori, Vice Dean, Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture
  • Tormod Utne, Assistant Professor, Volda University College
  • Ulrika Hedman, PhD Candidate, Department of Journalism Media and Communication, University of Gothenburg

Please contact Rolf Dyrnes Svendsen at NxtMedia Rolf@NxtMedia.no for further questions regarding NODA Awards.

The winners of the NODA Awards 2017 was:

Investigative: Tvangsprotokollene(VG), classic watchdog journalism about the use and abuse of compulsory in psychiatry.

Feature: Where are you at Life?” (Helsingin Sanomat) gives the reader a completely personalized story on family, health, work and happiness based on a large amount of data.

Application: Innsyn.no – the Oslo records(Fædrelandsvennen), a searchable database that opens up public data and archives.

All previously nominated contributions are available at: http://nodabase.net/cases/