About NODA

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

The joint NODA16 and Tutki!2016 conference is supported by

About Tutki!

Tutki! is a conference arranged by The Association for Investigative Journalism in Finland, Tutkiva, arranged for the fourth time this year.

The Association for Investigative Journalism in Finland is a non-profit organization created to improve in-depth and critical journalism. The goal of the Association is to help journalists by organizing hands-on training and spreading knowledge about investigation methods, legislation and sources.

Tutkiva collaborates with international investigative associations. We also promote journalistic investigations in Finland by giving the famous Lumilapio-prize for best in-depth articles of the year.

Read more and become a member here.


The department for journalism and media at the Swedish School of Social Science/University of Helsinki will be hosting the conference. Co-hosts are University of Jyväskylä and The Association for Investigative Journalism in Finland together with Tekes – the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation.

History of NODA

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 but the interest exceeded expectations and the organisers had to stop registration at 235 participants. The second Nordic Data Journalism Conference was held in Ålesund in Norway in January 2015 organized by NxtMedia Norway with 400 participants. The daily newspaper Sunnmørsposten was hosting the conference, while co-hosts were NxtMedia, Volda University College, NCE Media and NONA, with Bergens Tidende, Adresseavisen, Södertörn University College and University of Jyväskylä as members of the committee.

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.

History of Tutki!

In spring 2010 a group of Finnish investigative journalists traveled by plane from Geneva international conference of investigative journalism GIJC. They wondered, why such investigative conference didn't exist in Finland - in Sweden and Norway conferences were already organized. The journalists decided, that the Finnish conference would concentrate on teaching best methods. The first Tutki!-conference was organized already at the end of 2010, and after this in 2012 and 2014. Organizors of the conference are Tutkivan journalismin yhdistys (Association of Investigative Journalism of Finland) and Oikeustoimittajat (Association of Crime & Justice Reporters of Finland).

Contact persons

Carl-Gustav Lindén
Svenska social- och kommunalhögskolan, Univeristy of Helsinki
+358 40 515 7682
carl-gustav.linden (at)

Elina Heino
Tutkivan journalismin yhdistys
+358 40 585 7392
heino.elina (at)

For the Academic part of the conference the focal point is Adjunct Professor Turo Uskali (turo.i.uskali at, Department of Communication, University of Jyväskylä.