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Title: What can non-coders achieve in 3 months? – A sharing of three journalism students from JOUR2106 Course.
Time: Nov 29 (Wed) ,3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Venue: CVA 1024
Some students are curious about the outcome of JOUR2106 Data Visualization for News. Since there is a lot of interest, we will hold a DNN event and invite three students who took JOUR2106 last year to introduce their projects and share a personal experience. Registration: No need for sign-up in prior.
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Do you still remember the massive Panama Paper leak in 2016? When 13.4 million financial documents were released in this November, the offshore paradise islands got global attention again. Paradise Papers cover the time period from 1950 to 2016, including the more than 120,000 people and 25,000 offshore companies.
Tech-savvy readers can jump to the database directly. Like before, the dataset is modelled as a graph, namely treating the Officers, Intermediaries and Addresses as nodes and their relationships as links. Neo4j is one widely adopted graph database. Its web user interface, called “neo4j browser”, allows journalists to visually expand and explore a graph. The query language “Cypher” is a superset of relational query (SQL), full-text search and graph pattern matching. Its flexibility and built-in graph algorithms allow experienced journalists to systematically study the underlying graph. The download page on ICIJ includes snapshots of four neo4j databases exported in CSV format.
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“North Korea” or “Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)” are recurrent and frequent headlines in the newspapers. The recent advances in missile technology and nuclear tests threatens the world and creates a lot of geopolitical tensions. Our editor would like to share relevant data projects this week.
The “wholesale” packages
Assuming you are too busy to study all the background information and catch up the latest news, here are two must-read projects that get you up to date in 30 minutes.
☞ Immersive reporting from ESRI StoryMaps: side by side comparison of two Koreas in multiple angles [Link]
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The 2-day Data Journalism Boot Camp was successfully held in HKBU on Oct 26 and Oct 27. The event was sponsored by KAS and the workshop sessions were led by two experienced trainers from DataLEADS. Another highlight of the event was a roundtable discussion chaired by Prof. Ying Chen, where professionals shared their practices, challenges and solutions in the newsrooms.
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本文介紹最簡單的爬蟲，只需要一行命令： wget -r
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Shan HE, Project director of Greenovation Hub, Public Lab Organizer, member of Guangzhou International Dragon Boat team. Living in Changzhou island in Guangzhou, is coming to Hong Kong Baptist University on 11 November to talk about Environment Issue, Open Technology and Data Visualisation.
When: 11:30 AM-12:10 PM, Nov. 11, 2017 (Saturday).
Where: Room 703, 7/F, Communication and Visual Arts Building, Hong Kong Baptist University.
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The closing session of 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China finished this week. New Politburo Standing Committee presented to the Media, putting Beijing in the centre of world attention. This DNW hand-picks recent data news related to Power in China.
☞ 25 year’s political path to Power in China [Link]
Bloomberg Politics made an unconventional data visualisation to show The Path to Power in China. Readers can easily tell running a Big Region is important in China, by reading the following line chart. The chart successfully turned categorical position data into ordinal data by sorting the importance, namely number of people who entered Standing Committee from that position.
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Noble Prize and Policy Address 2017.
Nobel Prize. Michael Greshko from National Geographic finds out that Nearly 900 People Have Won Nobel Prizes. Only 48 Were Women. The gender gap exists, regardless that female winners are increasing in recent years.
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We are honoured to introduce you a one and a half day Data Journalism Boot Camp in Hong Kong.
Location (Map): Room 506, 5/F, Communication and Visual Arts Building (CVA), Hong Kong Baptist University.
Time: Oct. 26 (Thursday) 9am-5pm & Oct. 27 (Friday) 9am-3pm.
Interested applicants should fill in the online form in this (deadline for applications to be 13 Oct.) link: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3864735/Data-Journalism-Hong-Kong
The workshop will be run by a pair experienced trainers from DataLEADS including the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Indian Centre for Investigative Journalism.
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