What is NODA?

The Nordic Data Journalism (NODA) Conference - is a non profit conference focused on bringing news and research about data driven journalism (ddj) and digital storytelling to journalists, designers, editors and developers in news rooms of Scandinavia, and to media researchers and students. Our goal is to bring people together, learning new tools, discussing methods, research and ethics of ddj and digital storytelling.

In January 2015 the NODA conference will be held in Ålesund, Norway. We aim to gather some 200 journalists, editors, data vizualisers, researchers and students for a weekend jam packed with the latest in data journalism.


The daily newspaper Sunnmørsposten will be hosting the conference, co-hosts are NxtMedia,Volda University College, NCE Media and NONA, with Bergens Tidende, Adresseavisen, Södertörn University College and University of Jyväskylä as members of the committee.


The first Nordic Data Journalism Conference was held in Stockholm november 2013. Södertörn University were hosts, with NxtMedia as co-hosts. The target was to gather around 150 journalists, editors and students with an explisit interest inS data journalism and digital storytelling. The interest exceeded expectations manyfold, and the event had to stop registration at 235 participants.

Highlights from the program include Ben Welsh (LA Times), Mar Cabra (International Consortium of Investigative Journalists), Helena Bengtsson (SVTPejl) and Sisi Wei, heading a lineup of four separate tracks over one and a half day, with speakers, hands-on sessions and Best Practice talks from all nordic countries. The tag #djinorden2013 and #djinorden13 was frequently used.

To make the wait for NODA15 shorter - watch videos from NODA13: