Katrine Birkedal Frich
Espen Sørmo Strømme
Linda Larsson Kakuli
Kresten Roland Johansen
Lotta Sima works as a researcher at the Swedish Television´s unit for news and current affairs since 2000. She has previously worked with statistics at SCB (Statistics Sweden) and teaches journalists in statistics, processing statistics databases and Excel. Lotta Sima is co-author of the books “Statistik i nyheterna” (Statistics in the News).
Sandra Foresti is a lecturer in research and investigative journalism at JMG, the department of Journalism, Media and Communication at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden. She is also responsible for the department’s two data journalism courses. She previously worked as a journalist and researcher at several Swedish broadcasting newsrooms for more than ten years. She has been awarded “Guldspaden”, the Swedish award for investigative journalism.
Carl-Gustav Lindén is docent in journalism and media development at the Swedish School of Social Science, University of Helsinki and affiliate associate professor at Södertörn University. He worked as a business journalist and editor for more than two decades before moving in to academia. He now leads the R&D project Immersive Automation where computer scientists with media and journalism researchers are exploring the opportunities for news automation. He campaigns against using the “robot journalism” metaphor.
Hillevi Hägglöf is a computational linguist and a data scientist at Bonnier News. She is especially interested in automated journalism and natural language generation.
Ahmed El Gody
Ahmed El Gody, Ph.D. Senior Lecturer Media and communication Studies, Örebro University Sweden. He is the author of Journalism in a Network: Role of ICTs in Egyptian Newsrooms. He also authored a number of book chapters and journal articles on political communication in the Middle East, freedom of the press, censorship, social media and democracy and new media and convergence.
Jani Pirttisalo Sallinen
Investigative/news reporter at Svenska Dagbladet (national daily), Sweden. Working with news focused on national security, cybersecurity, information security, society and science (usually on the Nobel Prize). Experienced in using data journalistic methods, social media research, encryption methods. Often working in investigative projects; which today include a database investigation on payments from big pharmaceutical companies to swedish doctors, security leaks from the swedish national bank (Riksbanken), minors leaving Sweden for ISIS (together with Aftonbladet), database investigation/comparison on lethal gang violence in the nordic countries to name a few. Former winner of Guldspaden, ”The Golden Shovel”, from the swedish Association of Investigative Journalists (FGJ).(Foto: Tomas Oneborg/SvD)
Joachim Kerpner has been working as journalist for 30 years. Today he is an investigative reporter and data journalist at Aftonbladet. He won Schibsted Journalism Awards 2017 in the category Best Innovative entry with ”Klassresan” (”The social mobility journey”). In 2013 he was nominated for the Nordic data Journalism Awards in the category Storytelling with the film ”Klyftan mellan fattiga och rika” (”The gap between the poor and the rich”).
As a PhD candidate at Gothenburg University, Alla explores the concept of data journalism while focusing her research on journalistic professionalism and identity, the future of journalism, journalistic culture and new practices/dynamics of journalism production. The overall goal of her doctoral research is to explore the potential of data journalism in contributing to democratic development. For several years, Alla worked as a reporter for the Interfax news agency in Moscow, Russia. After moving to Sweden, she blogged for Örebro University and worked as a reporter for the Swedish Public Radio (Sveriges Radio). In November 2014, Alla took part in the Media Innovation Hackathon by Al Jazeera in Doha (Qatar) and in September 2016, she participated in a coding camp ‘Tjejer Kodar’ (in English: ‘Girls Code’) where she learned the basics in Arduino, electronics and C language. Currently, Alla also teaches master journalism students in the areas of investigative journalism, data journalism and visualization, data journalism research and open data.
Tarjei Leer-Salvesen (40) is an investigative journalist working for the regional newspaper Fædrelandsvennen in Norway. He has specialised in research method, sharing his time between newspapers and documentary film projects the past years. His particular interest is archive research and tools to access public information, and at Fædrelandsvennen he has started the website Innsyn.no which provides a new tool for this.
After getting a PhD in political history in 2014, Lorenzo Ferrari has worked at the University of Turku. He is now based at OBC Transeuropa, an Italian think-tank and media outlet that co-founded the European Data Journalism Network in 2016. Since its inception, Lorenzo has been working on the development and running of the network, which aims at connecting data journalism with reporting on all things Europe. Lorenzo also writes for a few newspapers, including Il Post and VoxEurop.
Raul Ferrer Conill
Raul Ferrer Conill is a doctoral candidate in the department of Media and Communication Studies at Karlstad University, Sweden. He has published his work in Journalism Studies, Digital Journalism, and Television and New Media, among others. He has presented his work widely in international conferences like ICA, AoIR, ECREA, and the Future of Journalism. His current research interests cover digital journalism, gamification, native advertising, convergence, and processes of datafication. His dissertation examines the uses of gamification in digital news outlets.
Michele Joel, Global Marketing Acquisitions Director with Highsoft AS, has been part of the marketing and information technology field for 18 years. She is in charge of global communications for the industry’s #1 top data visualization software, Highcharts, Highstock and Highmaps. She was written in Kotler’s Principles of Marketing textbook as a best case study for marketing work while at the University of South Florida and was an Adjunct Professor for Masters in Social Media Marketing at the University of Florida. Ms. Joel worked in research while in NYC and started her own social media agency in NYC in 2002. She holds an MBA, IAA International Marketing, and a Bachelors of Science in Advertising.
Marco Giannini is an information designer and visual journalist at La Repubblica, one of the most important Italian newspapers. He works on a daily basis, both for the print and the online edition, mainly focusing on breaking news, but also covering international affairs, Politics, Economics, Environment, Sport and Leisure, Arts and Culture. On a long parental leave, he recently moved to Copenhagen, Denmark, with his family. His interests move from strict infographic design to visual perception, data journalism, and visual fiction. He also writes regularly about Dataviz and visual thinking on a bunch of blogs.