Month: December 2017

Tech in IJ: An observation and rethink after GIJC17

The sharing Pili Hu gave about the experience, observations and thoughts taken away from the trip to Global Investigative Journalism Conference 2017. Slides are followed. Keep reading for an outline of topics discussed in this talk.

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HK residents’ perception on haunted house keeps conservative

Produced by Maggie Liu, Annie Qiu, Zoya Zhao, Jasmine Zhou

Housing price of Hong Kong stands high, increasing by near 20% compared with five years ago.

Hong Kong housing price stands high all around the world in the past several years. There’s a trend reported by some news report showing that more and more people choose to buy or invest in haunted houses to solve the living problem.

(Source: data.gov.hk database)

Haunted houses refer to those that violent or tragic events, such as murder, accidental death or suicide have ever happened in the houses. As a result, the housing price of haunted houses always offers a big discount compared with other similar apartments.

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紙本書的年代過去了嗎?關於港人閱讀的四個疑問

「人讀等身書,如將兵十萬。」近年,地鐵、馬路等公眾場合,隨處都能看見港人機不離手。有不少聲音說,手機的便利與普及令大眾大幅減少閱讀紙質出版物。香港人還願意捧起書本嗎?手機能否逐漸取代它們?

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Curate datasets for fun, and profit

Cover photo source: raul kalvo

The term “Curator” was traditionally used in the context of museums, library, gallery and art exhibitions. It general refers to the person who creatively plan and well organise resources to maximise the utility for the audience. The process that a curator gets the job done is thus “curate”.

TLDR readers, here are the sites that worth your visit:

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 Imperfect strategies in tackling overheated housing market

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“I guess I cannot buy my own room in Hong Kong in my life. Impossible,” said Gina, a university student. She is near graduation this year and has to do part-time jobs while studying. In addition to facing the pressure of her studies, she also felt deeply impotent in the face of high housing prices.

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食環街市買餸越來越貴,原因何在?

 

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媽媽常說我們「食米不知米貴」,我們也總不明白主婦們為什麼要為那「一個幾毫」而跨區買菜。事實上今時今日要在街市買一頓飯菜的材料貴了多少?不同地區的食材價格差異,又真的只有「一個幾毫」嗎?

比較2016年發表的街市食品價格統計及全港地區入息中位數,當中我們發現有收入與物價不衡現象,以沙田、大埔、元朗三區情況最為嚴重,物價升幅持續上漲,高於工資升幅。有街市檔主認為問題歸咎於休漁期及內地直銷菜,亦發現食環街市於十八區分佈與人口數量不均,以沙田及西貢區最嚴重。

記者:鄧綺婷   李慧盈   王嘉琛

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Coming Clean, what employers really want from domestic helpers

By: Celia Lai, Winnie Ngai, James Allen, Ellen He

Domestic helpers are an integral part in Hong Kong. Since 1973, the Hong Kong government has allowed foreign nationals to come to Hong Kong to work as domestic helpers. With over 350,000 helpers in Hong Kong, many households choose to employ foreign domestic helpers to help with a number of tasks. This is beneficial for helpers from low-income countries or regions, who can work for a higher wage than they would normally get in their home country, and send money back to help their family live more comfortably.

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賣數據?賣能力?淺談數據新聞的商業出路 — 香港網絡媒體峯會後感

【編註】本文是2017年12月4日的香港網絡媒體峯會後的感想,由 Pili Hu 口述完成,先使用科大訊飛轉爲文字稿,再通過 OpenCC 由簡體轉爲繁體,經過輕量編輯後發出。因爲是口述稿,行文難免累贅,有部分用語不準確的地方,歡迎留言指正。從技術上看,是我們一次新的嘗試,希望藉此方法加速信息傳遞的效率。總共耗時爲1小時在地鐵上口述,加1.5小時編輯。

今天下午的網絡傳媒峯會。幾位主編都有分享,很多媒體運營的經驗。大家談論最多的話題還是媒體的商業模式。用端傳媒主編張潔平的話來說,媒體的商業模式主要有三種。第一種是廣告模式,即先用內容換取流量,然後再用流量去向廣告主收費。第二種模式是直接付費,即把內容直接賣給讀者,而最好的賣法是訂閱,相比點播,訂閱可以保證持續的現金流。第三種辦法,則是贊助,一些基金會或者個人金主,都會贊助大大小小的媒體。

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活用多個數據庫做企業背景調查:一篇民間調查的方法解析

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隨著北京紅黃藍幼兒園的虐童事件的不斷發酵,微博熱搜一度出現:「三種顏色不能上熱搜」熱門話題。中國社交媒體的兩大平台「微博」和「微信公眾號」的網絡大V們仍舊不斷在針對此次事件从不同角度發表各種文章。這次小編帶大家看看一個經常以吐槽科技公司及其產品的科技自媒體「差評君」,在第一時間發表了的一篇針對「紅黃藍幼兒園經營背景」的調查,獲得超過十萬加阅读量的微信公眾號文章。

這篇文章通過網絡公開資料,以熟練運用各種搜索工具作為主要手段,呈現了一個數據調查報道的成功案例。小編進行「逆向工程」,帶大家分析一下這篇文章中使用到的數據庫和調查手段。

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