‘Whoah, wait a minute, every reporter needs to be a data reporter’: Conversations with two generations of data journalists at the Los Angeles Times

By Roselyn Du

Over the entrance to the Los Angeles Times headquarters hangs a banner with the newspaper’s promise to the world: REAL JOURNALISM, REAL IMPACT. When I visited in April 2018, the paper was still quietly situated in its historic downtown Los Angeles headquarters, right next to the City Hall and the Grand Park. Three months later, the paper moved out of its historic downtown building to a facility near Los Angeles International Airport, bringing itself closer to the rest of the nation in the latest episode in a series of ownership changes that have been going on for decades. I went there in search of a pair of data journalists, Doug Smith and Ben Welsh, who relayed to me a remarkable story of the evolution of data journalism in recent decades. Continue reading “‘Whoah, wait a minute, every reporter needs to be a data reporter’: Conversations with two generations of data journalists at the Los Angeles Times”

Aaron Mendelson: Would numbers work with radio?

Producer/Editor: Roselyn Du

Project Assistant: Zoe Hu

(Aaron Mendelson at his KPCC desk in Pasadena, California. He was interviewed by Roselyn Du of Hong Kong Baptist University in February 2019 for his data journalism works.)

Aaron Mendelson can usually be found working on one radio broadcast or another in his office at Pasadena, California. Where most journalists work with verbal content, Mendelson also concerns himself with data analysis. He is thankful to his master’s degree from UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. He said the data skills that he is now using at work for Southern California Public Radio’s data journalism and interactive projects are mostly learnt from there. Continue reading “Aaron Mendelson: Would numbers work with radio?”

首届“中国数据可视化大赛”启动-数据中的宏观和微观世界

2019年3月18日,首届中国数据可视化创作大赛 (China DataViz Competition) 在京启动,大赛以“数据中的宏观和微观世界”为主题,将有国内外五十多所高校、近百家机构参赛,中国数据可视化领域将迎来新的创作动力。

中国数据可视化创作大赛 (China DataViz Competition) 是中国新闻史学会计算传播学研究委员会指导、数可视教育公益基金主办、南京大学新闻传播学院承办的数据可视化领域的专业比赛。
Continue reading “首届“中国数据可视化大赛”启动-数据中的宏观和微观世界”

Job Opportunity: Market Information Specialist at Unum Networks

About us

Unum Networks is a seed-round startup founded in 2018 that is building a blockchain database engine, UnumDB. We are based in Guangzhou, China.

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Matt Carroll: Numbers Man in the Spotlight

Producer/Editor: Roselyn Du
Project Assistants: Zoe Hu/Bobo Wei

(Matt Carroll interviewed by Roselyn Du and her students at Hong Kong Baptist University in 2018)

Matt Carroll was in Hong Kong in October 2018. He was invited to be a keynote speaker for the week-long Pulitzer Prize Winners Workshop (PPWW) held at Hong Kong Baptist University. The rooms where he spoke were always more than full, with some people having to stand at the aisles or sit on the floor.

Movie effects? Perhaps. But Matt Carroll himself is really a personable, charismatic, and charming character. Continue reading “Matt Carroll: Numbers Man in the Spotlight”

黄志敏与数可视:数据新闻的过去、现在和未来

出品/采访:Roselyn Du

拟稿/整理:Zoe Hu

资料协助:Jiayuan Wen & Miao Xu

(黄志敏是前财新传媒首席技术官(CTO)、财新数据可视化实验室创始人,曾在数据新闻领域获得多项国际和国内大奖,包括连续三年四次获“亚洲新闻奖”、获得全球最佳数据新闻网站提名等,被称为“中国数据新闻第一人”。)

(黄志敏在GEN Summit 2018 年会现场;左为香港浸会大学Roselyn Du)

2011年,可以说是中国数据新闻的“元年”。

这一年,黄志敏加入财新,之后于2013年开始从事数据新闻相关工作。作为目前国内数据新闻媒体的领头羊,财新“数字说”(由“财新数据可视化实验室”出品)从2011年至今,经历了从无到有的重大变换。期间,财新的数项报道在国际和国内获得SOPA,SND等多个奖项,不仅树立了数据新闻在国内新闻领域的地位,也让国内在短短数年间意识到数据新闻在行业中的发展潜力。

2016年,是黄志敏在财新的第五年,离“财新数据可视化实验室”的创立也有三年的时间。这一年,他离开财新,创办了中国“数可视”。 Continue reading “黄志敏与数可视:数据新闻的过去、现在和未来”

The Conservation of the Fish Industry

By Jay Raju Ganglani

According to the WWF, Hong Kong citizens consume 65.5 kilograms of seafood each year making it three times more than the world’s average. 

In 2017 alone, the fishing industry produced approximately 127,600 tonnes of fisheries believed to be valued at $2.6 billion. 

In recent years, however, the Hong Kong government has implemented a number of measures to help promote the conservation of fishes and other marine life animals. Continue reading “The Conservation of the Fish Industry”

How people earn money from reselling hyped sneakers?

Reported by Chung Ka Yiu

(Featured image from StockX : https://stockx.com/)

People love buying hyped sneakers because of its appearance. Therefore, the sneaker resell market become more bigger in recent years. And people start to earn money from this new trend. Do you want to join the trend and earn some money? I will analysis the data from StockX and tell you how to earn money from this new market! Continue reading “How people earn money from reselling hyped sneakers?”

Hong Kong’s grave marine plastic pollution long left untackled, Greenpeace statistics show

By Cheung Tsun To, Shum Yu Hin, and Gao Yue

 

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Cleaning operatives are sweeping a beach in Lung Kwu Tan, NW New Territories, flooded with plastic debris.

Hong Kong’s waters and shorelines have increasingly become a magnet for plastic wastes which Greenpeace says could underlie health risks and inflict “irreversible harm” to the region’s subtropical marine ecosystem. Continue reading “Hong Kong’s grave marine plastic pollution long left untackled, Greenpeace statistics show”

Tournament needed for future development of Hong Kong‘s esports industry

Reported by Erica Chin, Kobie Li, Elly Wu

Hong Kong esports athlete, Lo Tsz-kin won a gold medal at the Asian Games 2018. However, since esports are not recognised as an official sport in Hong Kong, he is not eligible to receive the $400,000 cash award as other gold medalists under Athlete Incentive Award Scheme.

Hong Kong’s esports industry has been developing slowly compared to other countries, experts say hosting mature tournaments is the key for the industry’s future development. Continue reading “Tournament needed for future development of Hong Kong‘s esports industry”