Month: February 2016

Excel Tool Bar Mind Map

Data Visualisation

  1. Read Scott Murray’s book on developing interactive visualizations for the web:  Interactive Data Visualization
  2. Check out Propublica’s Nerd Blog: Design Principles for News Apps & Graphics
  3. Check visualization software tools compiled by visualizating data

Call for Entries! The 2nd University Data Journalism Competition

Call for entries!

Fudan University’s School of Journalism, Caixin Data Visualization Lab and US-China Education Trust announces the launch of the second University Data Journalism Competition. (Original Source: See here)

We encourage students, colleagues, and alumni from HKBU to participate in the playground! The competition is open to university students of all levels and disciplines, submissions can be by individuals or by teams. Teams are allowed to work with journalists to serve as support.

Moreover – guess who is the guest speaker for D&N Society March Colloquium?

Mr. Huang Zhimin, one of the three judges for the competition, will come to HKBU on March 11 to be our guest speaker for D&N’s March colloquium. It will be an exclusive opportunity for our students to ask for advice if they want to run for the awards.

Details of the event are as below:
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Recommended books for journalists who would like to do data journalism:

  1. Scraping for Journalists by Paul Bradshaw
  2. Data Journalism Heist by Paul Bradshaw

Open Data Resources:

  1. CKAN
  2. Open Knowledge Foundation
  3. Open Data Institute
  4. Knight Foundation
  5. Sunlight Foundation
  6. U.S. government’s open data portal: Contains about 85,000 searchable data sets.

Tools recommended:

  1. Quandl
  2. Raw