Message from the Founder

The Data & News Society is currently based in Hong Kong, with initial funding from Hong Kong Baptist University.

We have entered what is called “the age of data” and “the age of new media.” Data journalism is the marriage of the two. With vast amounts of data now openly accessible online, and the new infographic technologies available to visualize data, news media are increasingly making use of these valuable mines of data to source and produce their stories. Data journalism – the use of numerical data in the production and distribution of news – is an emerging area in the field of information and mass media.

The Data & News Society (D&N) is a multi-disciplinary society involving students, scholars and professionals from diverse academic backgrounds, including journalism, computer science, statistics, visual communication, and more. The D&N serves as a colloquium for media professionals, instructors, and students who are interested in the collaboration of data and news.

Roselyn Du, PhD

Founder and Principal Coordinator

Disclaimer: All data, views and opinions expressed in the posts and comments published on this site are those of the presenters and do not necessarily reflect the standpoint of the Data & News Society.

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