Prisdryss til norske mediehus

(København 27.09.17) Dagbladet, Aftenposten, VG og NRK hentet hjem gull i designkonkurransen Society for News Design Scandinavia (SNDS) i kveld. Flere norske mediehus fikk priser i København. Se alle de norske vinnerne her.

VG Frontpages Gold Den lille kjempen
VG Newspages Gold De bor i Aleppos farligste bydel
VG Newspages Bronze USA forrige uke
Hallingdölen Lokalpages Silver Vis meg børsa di
Hallingdölen Lokalpages Bronze Rasteplassen
Hallingdölen Feature Silver Sioux-oprøret og Bankranet i Northfield
Sunnhordland Feature Bronze Istid
Hallingdölen Feature Bronze Minneryddarne
Morgenbladet AS Feature Bronze Due med lugg, 94 poeng
Trønder-Avisa Sektionfronts Bronze Himmelsk stemning …
VG Visual communication Silver De olympiske gener
Dagens Næringsliv Visual communication Silver Hjerteknuserne
Morgenbladet AS Visual communication Bronze Jeg har sett den nordiske …..
Bergens Tidende Visual communication Bronze Fordømt
Bergens Tidende Visual communication Bronze Ingen erfaring. Bare ego, løgner og …..
Aftenposten Magazines Gold SMS-ene fra 22. juli 2011
VG Magazines Gold Presidentens drapsbølge
VG Magazines Silver Besatt av begjær
Dagbladet, Magasinet Magazines Silver Gullhåp
VG Magazines Silver Plasten dreper
VG Magazines Bronze Pappas siste klem
VG Magazines Bronze Om pus og menn
Dagbladet, Magasinet Sportspages Bronze En dåres guide til EM
Dagbladet, Magasinet Sportspages Bronze Gull i Rio
VG Sportspages Bronze SKRIGET




     Data-project Gold Innovation Gold 
VG Apps Silver
Dagbladet Innovation Silver
Adresseavisen Innovation Silver
Adresseavisen Storytelling Silver Storytelling Silver
VG Storytelling Silver
Dagbladet TV-design Silver
VG Data-project Bronze Data-project Bronze
Dagbladet Magasinet Innovation Bronze
VG News Coverage Bronze
Dagbladet News Coverage Bronze
Dagbladet Storytelling Bronze
VG Storytelling Bronze
VG TV-design Bronze!/video/130777/valgkampen-forklart-med-pokemon-donald-trump-vs-hillary-clinton



 Data-project Gold It was five years since the Oslo and Utøya terror attacks. During and after the events on July 22th people close to the incidents, and people from all over the country and outside took to Twitter to express their emotions, gather information or inform each other of what was happening.

Our mission five years after was to remember and to be together in the mourning through the tweets we had gathered in 2011. A whole nation was affected – and still is, so it had to be a story told by the people.

We ended up telling a story from the inside and outside by enhancing the strongest tweets throughout July 22th and the following three days. The story starts out as just another summer day, excited kids tweeting from rainy days at a summer camp. This is followed by the shock of the Oslo explotion and then later the Utøya shooting; tweets about facts, frustration, anger and sadness. The backgound gradient would change based on what events were occuring, and what time of day it was. At the end of the timeline we wanted to give our viewers the opportunity to share their emotions, what they remember feeling then and how they feel now. They could pick from an array of emotions and then see how others felt. Over 11 000 people participated, 70 000 read the story, using in average 6 minutes.

The design and interaction of this timeline was built on React.js and css. Our core focus was building a responsive design application, where mobile viewing was our first priority. Innovation Gold With our application Reader Critics, we want to reclaim trust and transparency in online mainstream media.

We aim to fix a problem that stems from a clash of cultures between the old-school walled garden journalism and the open collaborative content creation we find in new-school online media.

Our contribution is a simple yet effective stand-alone application for the readers to help us correct mistakes.

Through several iterations to test the design and UX we have found a workflow that works impressively well. The application lets the reader open up an article in a fragmented mode where each text element like title and paragraphs can be opened up with a form to give direct feedback in the text. This narrows the focus for feedback and the result is that it becomes more precise and raise the overall quality of the feedback compared to open comments or email.

The feedback is then sent directly to the journalist and structured to be fast and easy to read, with the CMS just a click away to fix the error. Efficiency is important.

This crowdsourced fact check tool is designed to change editorial culture towards openness, transparency, accuracy and a humble approach to readers and facts. The system learns reporters and editors to write less errors and less biased. It also help us discover false sources, viral hoaxes and clickbait.

The readers love the simplicity and the openness, the journalists love the structure and short way to fix the errors, the editors love it for the control and raised quality of their publication.

The application will eventually be made available for other media publishers who would like to set it up on their own sites.

Url 1 - Article:
Url 2 – In application: 
VG Apps Silver Following Iceland's success in the European Football Championships, we created a viral hit that went worldwide.
Dagbladet Innovation Silver Since the adoption of the smart phones, performing live coverage on the web has met a few challenges. Few readers have the patience to sit and watch the usual live feeds on their phones like they used to do on desktop computers.

Push notifications, however, is a very useful tool to follow developing stories. The only drawback is that this usually requires a bit more technical planning, as well as the reader actually downloading your app.

With the introduction of the Messenger Platform by Facebook, we saw an opportunity to change this. In stead of automated distribution of RSS-feeds and canned replies, we wanted to try live coverage on Messenger.

The obvious advantage was that this let us distribute notifications across all devices, even desktop clients without any technical overhead.

For our experiment we chose to do live commentary on the closing hours of the US elections. In addition to distributing updates we also had automated answers with prognosis numbers from Nate Silver, and even answered a few reader questions manually.

The results were impressive, with very high reader engagement and few unsubscriptions even after sending over 20 push notifications in a few hours. We have since repeated the method to cover events across several days during a trial, with similar if not even better response from our readers.
Adresseavisen Innovation Silver «Class 10C»
«Klasse 10C / Class 10C» was a project where we focused on a tenth-grade school class for a week, and wrote stories about today’s education system, how it is to be young today, teen pressure etc. A part of this project was to give the students their own windows to the newspaper’s readers, to document their lives. The students’ social media of choice was Snapchat. We replicated Snapchat’s look a feel with web technologies, and placed it in our front page for a week. The students sent snaps to an account that we supplied. We that screen grabbed each snap, and continuously published them in our custom-built solution, using our main video backend to host videos. We payed special attention to mimic ui-elements, gestures and functions from the social app, so that our readers automatically would understand how the product worked (as least those who knew Snapchat). Due to the immediacy of Snapchat, like stories only showing for 24 hours, the solution can’t be viewed now. Here’s a link to a video of how it looked ( ). If you want to view it yourself on your own devices, please supply a 24h timeframe so that we can republish some of the snaps. Everything is of course responsive, and is coded by the designer.
Adresseavisen Storytelling Silver «Their last days at the Britannia Hotel»
Trondheim’s oldest and most esteemed hotel were to close its doors for a major overhaul. All employees were fired. We fol¬lowed four different members of the staff a whole day, and made a sound- and photo documentary about each of them. The user that interacts with the article can at any time swap which of the four people they want to follow. All images and videos are cropped in two orientations, so the story will fit perfectly regardless of what device the user is using, or what way he or she is holding it. Everything is coded by the designer. Storytelling Silver "The Bird Cliff" ("Fuglefjellet") was an online slow-TV concept at NRK during June–July of 2016. 15 HD cameras as well as fiber internet cables were placed all over the tiny island called Hornøya, the home of more than 70,000 birds, on the eastern tip of northern Norway – live-broadcasting for 5 weeks straight.

The sea birds are in decline for unknown reasons, and NRK wanted to highlight this issue. Our brief/mission was to spread "bird fever" across Norway and create a platform that lets the audience follow the lives of the bird families. Nesting, finding a mate, hatching, and growing up – up close.

Our design solution was divided into two main parts; (1) an online platform for live video streaming and chat (, and (2) a rich storytelling experience that introduces and promotes the project by exploring The Bird Cliff and its inhabitants as a 3D-model.
VG Storytelling Silver Every day for two years the 30-year old woman has been chained at Gaustad hospital. Her only wish is to die.
In three months, through 250 emails to VG, the woman has described her days inside the mental hospital. VG also got to visit the rooms where she spends her life. With innovative use of 360 degree photos and speech you can get an unique story from the life of one of the most difficult psychiatric cases in Europe.
Dagbladet TV-design Silver Video "explainers" (TV experience for )

Political decisions have big impacts on all our lives, and we are more aware of it now than ever. But some of us are left wondering “what the hell is going on?”. There is a myriad of articles covering daily news, but it’s hard to grasp the context and bigger picture. How does it all .. work? Our goal was that ordinary people with or without a degree in political science would finally feel like they grasp at least a part of the very confusing political concepts of the world.

With traditional articles, we struggled to explain basic and important concepts like: 

1. How does the election system in America work?  
2. What are swing states, and why does it matter?
3. How fast can Norway’s oil fund run out?  
4. How will the new government budget affect you? 

We chose to explain big questions like these in video format. As a trial project, a journalist and a designer worked close together to create the videos. Research, manuscripts, recording and motion graphics were all done on a tight schedule to follow the rhythm of daily news coverage.

We went for an informative but yet quirky and fast paced look and feel to grab people’s attention and keep them on the hook until the end.

The videos were successful, and they were used in several articles with the corresponding theme. Especially successful was the election system-video, which was used all throughout the period leading up to, and after, the election.
VG Data-project Bronze VG exposed extensive unlawful use of physical restraints in Norwegian psychiatric wards and a serious lack of oversight by the health authorities. Data-project Bronze For the UEFA Euro 2016 football championship we created 24 visual longreads; one story for each of the teams, focusing on that team's culture and strengths. The content aspect of the project was a collaboration between DR and NRK, and our graphics team in Oslo were responsible for visualizing soccer data to be published in both Denmark and Norway.

Early on we focused on finding the "data stories" to be told using infographics – two unique visualisations for each team (a total of 48).

Our design solution was to define a set of simple visual symbols that could be combined in various ways to illustrate these data stories; a circle (NRKs main symbol), a line, a soccer ball, a curved line (motion), and a pin – a total of 5 symbols. We also created custom illustrations for showcasing certain players' special techniques.
Dagbladet Magasinet Innovation Bronze “FORLIS” is a series created by Dagbladet Magasinet. It is the story of those who disappear, those who are never found, those who stay behind – and the unknown heroes of the sea.

In 1995, a sailboat and a dead body was found on a beach in the Netherlands. Nobody was reported missing, the boat was impossible to trace, and the dead sailor had no identity papers on him. There were however several clues connecting the boat and the sailor to Scandinavia. The sailor has never been identified.

Dagbladet received a tip on the matter from a police detective in the Netherlands, who explained that they had tried to solve the mystery for more than twenty years. The police hoped that publicity could lead to fresh tips from the public. After a small news story in Dagbladet on the mystery, there were several tips – both regarding people who had gone missing, and as to where the boat could have been made.

This was the starting point for the digital project “Forlis”.

The thought behind “Forlis” was to invite the readers to give us tips, and let them be a part of the journalists’ journey  in their quest to find an answer. The articles and videos are all based on tips from the readers, and made public as soon as they were ready – normally more than once a week. All these updates were made not knowing where the project would end.

In other words, the readers themselves shaped Forlis by contributing real-time in making the story they were reading. We do not know of any other projects in Norway that has had a similar contact with the readers in an ongoing digital story.

In some instances, it was clear from the beginning that the tips from the readers didn’t have any relation to the dead sailor in the Netherlands, but they nevertheless led to strong, untold stories worth an article in itself. This was part of the strength of the project idea: Even tips that didn’t solve the mystery, would give interesting stories to be presented in the search for an answer.

One of these, update #8, the untold story of the adventurer, war hero and sailor Anders J. Smedsvik of Haugesund, who by the age of 86 disappeared without a trace after starting a trip around the world in a boat he had built with his own hands. This story was also published in English as the article «The Final Journey of Anders J. Smedsvik». By the end of 2016, this article was chosen as one of the best feature articles in the world from that year, by the prestigious webpage

“Forlis” consists of both articles, video interviews, short films and video blogs.
The video blogs are published as its own updates, where the journalists told the readers about tips, how they were following up these tips, what they were looking into as well as personal reflections regarding the work. By this, we gave the readers ownership and closeness to the story, in a way impossible in traditional journalism.

The presentation of articles and videos below each other in the same landing page, was inspired by how NRK publishes the TV drama “SKAM” online. The viewers of “SKAM” get to see short videos, SMS messages and social media updates throughout the week. With “Forlis”, we believe we have shown that this kind of presentation can also make an interesting and innovative form of journalism.

The project created an enormous interest among our readers. Their postings in social media told us that they were excited both by the content, the presentation and the new ways of storytelling. With 250 000 pages views from Facebook alone, it was the third most read Dagbladet-story from social media in 2016 – and the fourth most read story in total.

We are proud to enter to project as best innovation, and hope the jury will like the new ways of digital storytelling.
VG News Coverage Bronze The Turøy helicopter accident on 29 April 2016 is the most serious helicopter accident on the Norwegian continental shelf since 1997. 13 people died in the accident. The helicopter was en route from Gullfaks B to Flesland, near Bergen, when the accident happened.

Our goal in the days after the accident was to explain the complicated mechanics of the helicopter that may had gone wrong — in a simple way. This was done by comparing the accident to similar earlier accidents that had occurred, by illustrations, photos and text.
Dagbladet News Coverage Bronze Developing new and engaging formats for storytelling tailored to mobile devices has been a key objective for us in 2016.

As part of this endeavour we wanted to move away from our usual habit of creating few but painstakingly hand made stories each year. Instead we created a system that would enable anyone to create something visually appealing and engaging in a matter of hours instead of weeks. This lets us design something that actually scales while also encouraging our reporters to be creative when composing their story.

The format is based on the idea of a stack of cards that the user swipes through. The format name "kort forklart" is a wordplay on this, meaning both "short explainer" and "card explainer".

While initially designed for mobile devices only, some adaptations were made to allow desktop and tablet users to read the content as well. The cards are created and organised by the reporters in a new multi purpose CMS.

Reader engagement has been extremely promising. With analytics showing that more than 80% of the readers swipe all the way to the last card. The average time spent on each stack also supports this.
Dagbladet Storytelling Bronze One October morning in 1991, a newborn baby boy was found inside a plastic carrier bag in a graveyard in Oslo, Norway. The infant was on the brink of death. What occurred in the subsequent hours, weeks and years constitutes a thrilling drama and piece of narrative journalism. We did some extended investigating, reporting and digital storytelling over more than two years, and presented the nine chapters as a series over five weeks.

It was important to us that the overall look and feel captured the urgency and seriousness of the case. We had access to amazing archive photography from the investigation, and further private photos when the drama had settled down. We focused on ‘setting the scene’ at the start of each chapter, with a moving image accompanied by environmental sound. Throughout the story, we utilised the photography as much as we could, and made sure to customise the experience for every viewing size. Overall, sensory details were important, but most of all we focused on readability and user experience, as this is a very long and emotional story.

It was released in both Norwegian and English. The series has achieved record-breaking success in Norway and the rest of the world, attracting more than 1,1 million unique online users, which translates as 20% of the entire Norwegian population. All in all, readers have spent a total of 22 years reading the series. 

It is recommended and tweeted about by individuals and media organizations in about 45 countries. The work is featured in American publications Long Form, and the vast credible journalism magazine Nieman Storylab writes a great essay about the series, stating in "This is tremendous, tremendous work".

In addition to this it is hyped by journalists and editors in BBC, New York Times, Bloomberg Business Week among many others.
Mark Kramer, professor in narrative journalism at Boston University, writes that he will “will teach it next semester to my Boston University graduate seminar”.

We also experienced that quality journalism and distinguished digital storytelling can become a business success, by boosting sales of digital subscriptions. Halfway through the series we made each of the next chapters available for our premium subscribers, some days before it appeared on free-site. This strategy lead to the story selling more digital subscriptions than any other articles in the history of the newspaper.
VG Storytelling Bronze Uten anbudsrunder hadde UD gitt aksjeselskapet til tidligere UD-direktør Gro Nystuen store bistandskontrakter. Deretter hentet hun og de to andre gründerne av International Law and Policy Institute (ILPI) ut millioner i utbytte. Dette var den første i en serie avsløringer tilknyttet bistandsbransjen. For de to største avsløringene ble det lagt stor vekt presentasjon for å kunne presentere et komplekst materiale.
VG TV-design Bronze This video uses Pokémon to explain the differences between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.!/video/130777/valgkampen-forklart-med-pokemon-donald-trump-vs-hillary-clinton