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Thanks for all your support and participation, we had a very successfully annual workshop in June, and now entering the new semester, the D&N Society is launching season 2 monthly colloquiums. Hope all of you will have a good time with us, learning, talking and sharing experience of data journalism!

This time we have two of our very own Ph.D candidates, Valerie and Florin who have just come back from their amazing exchange sessions to share with us what they’ve experienced.

The technological developments and the prominence of big data can take everyone by surprise, including media professionals, journalism educators and their students. Our two speakers will address some of the challenges in the theoretical and practical aspects of technology in US as well as data journalism and the political economy of big data, and how it is being used in European newsrooms.

When: 13:00~14:30, Sept. 21st, 2016
Where: CVA 1022
All are welcome!


About the Speakers:

Valerie Cooper is a Ph.D candidate in the School of Communication. She earned her master’s degree in media and international development from the University of East Anglia and previously taught in the communication for development programme at the Catholic University of Mozambique. Her research interests focus on public diplomacy through media and media development in sub-Saharan Africa.

Florin C. Serban is a Ph.D candidate in the School of Communication at HKBU. His main research is on the sociology of Hong Kongese journalists, and how their professional boundaries are shaped by political issues, public participation, and technological developments. Earlier in 2016, Florin was a visiting researcher at the School of Journalism, University of Missouri. He has an M.Phil in Media and Performance Studies from Utrecht University and a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Bucharest.