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A series of 5-minute lightning talks on various topics, more or less related to data journalism. If you want to present something, please send a mail to info@noda.se with a title and a short description.

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The Data Journalism Den – The new hub for the data journalism community
Teemu Henriksson

The Data Journalism Den is a new global hub from the Global Editors Network, dedicated to serving the international data journalism community through the collaborative exchange of data, tools, and resources. The Den is open to all journalists, developers, designers, and organisations committed to the practice and development of data journalism. It is completely free.

Crossing borders. What happens when you set up an European data journalism network
By Lorenzo Ferrari

The European media landscape is fractured along national lines, yet we all tend to be invested by similar phenomena. Data journalism could help overcoming this segmentation, by facilitating multi-country analyses, production of multilingual contents, transnational collaboration, and so on. We've been working on this for a while, and we've learned a couple of things.

The gamification of journalism: the potential of play in news
By Raul Ferrer Conill

The importance of trying to understand this development stems from the different roles that digital games and news have in contemporary Western societies. While journalism is often regarded as the main source of information for the public to act as citizens, digital games predominantly remain considered as entertaining media. But are they? The nature of journalism and games provide a room for interaction in which both worlds can coexist in meaningful ways. Gamification, widely defined as the use of game thinking and game design techniques in non-gaming contexts has been widely implemented in digital services as an attempt to attract and increase user engagement. This type of persuasive technology focuses on tracking, quantifying, and individualizing behavior, placing the user at the center of the experience by providing tools for self-reflection, and exploiting the motivational aspects of games to drive action. In this talk I present four major examples in which news organizations have incorporated gamification in their digital outlets. Through an assessment of the cases of The Guardian, Bleacher/Report, Times of India, and Al Jazeera, I discuss how the pros and cons, and potential outcome of gamifying journalism.

Accessibility & Data Visualization: Dynamic Charts That Can Talk to Everyone 
By Michele Joel

We have a moral obligation to make content accessible to everyone. Screen readers are helpful by describing a static image, but how can screen readers communicate dynamic charts or describe the chart findings rather than just what the values display? The Data Visualization industry is rapidly evolving not only for those individuals who need accessible screen readers but for everyone. With Alexa and podcasts' popularity, the trend is to consume news and media quickly through audible means. Let's discuss this new paradigm when Data Visualization turns into Data Communication.

The decline of left and center-left parties in Europe. Looking for reasons
By Marco Giannini

The current political debate across European democracies often emphasizes the impressive failure of left and center-left political parties in Legislative elections across the entire continent, and through the last decade. But the roots of such a fall should be sought into the mutating orientation of the left-wing political forces in regards to some crucial topics like work legislation, welfare state, progressive taxation, trade unions legislation, privatizations, and social rights.A loose relation between the more conservative approach emerges, especially in political economy, if we look at how the left parties try to chase liberal voters and how their traditional constituency shift more and more left or simply abstain, dooming those historic social-democrats parties to long minority periods, or to total irrelevance in some countries.Electoral results in 14 countries are crossed with a series of repeated surveys from the European Social Surveys regarding voter turnout, age, youngsters' vote, unemployed people's vote, and other social indicators.The basic questions I'm trying to answer are who intends to vote for those parties, who is not voting for them anymore, and why.

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Walid Al-Saqaf

Senior Lecturer in Journalism and Media Technology, Södertörn University
Walid Al-Saqaf is a senior lecturer in journalism and media technology at Södertörn University in Stockholm where he specialises in data journalism, Internet and blockchain research.  Within the blockchain domain, he has written about its social impact and is the vice president... Read More →

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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... Read More →
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Lorenzo Ferrari

Network coordinator, European Data Journalism Network
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Marco Giannini

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... Read More →
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Teemu Henriksson

Teemu Henriksson is the Director of the Data Journalism Den, the global hub dedicated to data journalism by the Global Editors Network. Previously he worked as project coordinator and researcher at the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), where he was responsible... Read More →
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Michele Joel

Global Marketing Acquisitions, Highsoft
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 acquisitions for the industry's #1 top data visualization software, Highcharts, Highstock and Highmaps. She... Read More →

Friday March 16, 2018 16:40 - 17:30 CET
Auditorum (Aulan)