Big Data og journalistik

Hanan El Rrami, Katrine Brockdorff Jensen & Tomek Gjøl

Studenteropgave: Basisprojekt


This study investigates Big Data in a journalistic context. Furthermore how this phenomena affects the journalistic practice regarding the epistemology and the work routines. Additionally we will explore the challenges associated with the use of Big Data in journalistic practice. The paper will also delve into the future possibilities of Big Data. The study is based on a literary study as well as interviews conducted with 2 different journalists and a researcher in Big Data. In the paper we found out that Big Data hasn’t gained a foothold in the Danish journalistic practice. This is partially due to the costly and resource-intensive nature of Big Data. Additionally the competences required are different than those possessed in the field of journalism. This is partly because of the fact that a implementation of Big Data requires skills from various fields, which may hamper the realization of the technological system. The Literature and interviews highlights the fact that possibilities in the use of Big Data certainly exist. Moreover Big Data may not lead to a revolution in the journalistic practice, but will presumably just be another approach to the preparation of news stories.

UddannelserBasis - Humanistisk-Teknologisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Bachelor
Antal sider38
VejledereBente Kjærgård


  • Big Data
  • Journalism