Month: September 2016

Initium Lab is hiring…

Currently Initium Media(@端傳媒) is hiring data interns at Initium Lab, hoping potential students could join the team! Both post graduates and undergraduates are welcome.

Workshop: Masterclass in Mobile Journalism

Smartphones have become an increasingly essential tool to journalists covering emergency situations.

Ivo Burum of Burum Media (Australia) discussed mobile journalism tools SCRAP (a digital storytelling language), copyright, hardware (smartphones, lights, microphones, tripods), functional apps for shooting, editing, post-production, and more.

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Virtual Reality: A Workshop & Demonstration

Virtual reality’s ability to immerse readers in a unique environment can take our audiences to new places. This special session offer the participants free Google Cardboard viewers available to experience VR first-hand, plus a demonstration from China’s innovative Caixin.

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How to Find Data for Asia



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The Panama Paper: How it works?

The Panama Paper team has no doubt made the highlight of 2nd Investigative Journalism Conference, and today Ms. Mar Cabra, the Editor of ICIJ is sharing how they built the team and how it works. We are here in Nepal, bring you the latest information about the story behind this year’s biggest investigative journalism.

Despite the Panama Paper has made a ground-breaking news, the team is actually quite small, the ICIJ has 12 people on staff who come from different country all over the world, the major communication method is through the Internet, of course. Ms. Cabra has kindly shared her keynote of how the team works, what kind of people they have on board and mostly important, what kind of tools they are using. Feel free to sample information from this link: From Zero to 50%

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Coming Back from the West…

text/photo by Bobo Wei
editing by Valerie Cooper

The Data & News Society is celebrating its second year and coming back for a new season. The Season 2.1 Colloquium was held on 21st September, with Florin C. Serban and Valerie Cooper, PhD students in the School of Communication at Hong Kong Baptist University, as speakers.


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Muckrakers & Coders: Building the New Investigative Team

Coding is becoming a crucial skill for investigative journalism teams. But getting great results is not always easy, as mindsets differ. Learn from three women who have led multidisciplinary teams of coders and muckrakers.


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Investigating Health


From infectious diseases to the pharmaceutical industry, from local hospitals to basic care, covering health is a rich but challenging topic.


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Drones and Sensors

It is a brand new topic for the conference, as well as a new and fashionable way to cover  stories.


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The Panama Paper Team

This year’s massive leak of documents exposing offshore holdings–the Panama Papers–has changed how journalists think about their craft. Collaboration, tech-savvy data analysis, and cross-border reporting are the new buzzwords.


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