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Nordic best practice of data-driven journalism

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Nordic best practice of data-driven journalism

Nikolai Thyssen , editor at Danish Dagbladet Information, talked about new creative ways to analyze and present the open data. His opinion was that we now exist in a time with an abundance of information. There is a lack of authority and knowledge, he said. There are twice as many journalistic stories out there, but the amount of journalists has not increased. More people in general work with communication.

One of the solutions is crowdsourcing. Dagbladet Information has asked the readers of their opinion and input on the stories. “We are also trying to work away from the article as the basic format for journalism. Articles are a ridiculous format.”

Dagbladet Information is therefore trying to work in another format where a yearly planning schedule is trying to predict what articles will end up in different channels.

Dagbladet Information was also early out when it comes to working with datajournalism. They also created “The Nordic News Hacker”, which was a competition where the winner could work a week for the Guardian.

In short Thyssen recommended collaborating with others (for example developers), engaging the readers and opening up!


Malin Picha


2012-05-31 10:17

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