Category: Announcements

Data Journalism Open Lecture 11/11/2017

Title:Environment Issue, Open Technology and Data Visualisation

Speaker: Shan HE
Date: November 11 (Sat.)
Time: 11:30 a.m.-12:10 p.m.
Venue: CVA 506, HKBU

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Data Journalism Boot Camp in Hong Kong

Dear all,

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:

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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1.       策划数据新闻选题负责数据挖掘、数据分析和解读、数据可视化制作

2.       与美编、工程师对接负责整个产品的策划制作完成。

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Open Data Day 2017 Hong Kong Hackathon

Open Source Hong Kong

Saturday, 4 March 2017 from 10:00 to 18:00 (HKT)

Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong SAR China

Pls register at Eventbrite and visit Hackpad to add your open data hack ideas.

Please bring your laptop, laptop charger, power extension bar to attend ODD. For those who will present your project at the end of ODD, please also bring your VGA adoptor.

Facebook Event:
Open Data Day Offical website:
Email Enquiry:

International Open Data Day in 2017 will be 4th March. Size is 60 participants.
Tentative Schedule
10:00 Reception and Networking
10:15 Introduction and Team Forming
11:00 Start of team works / discussions
16:00 Open Data Roundtable with Guests
17:00 Team Presentation
18:00 Closing
Venue Sponsor: CityU App Lab
Open Data Day 2017 HK Organising Committee is formed from the following communities and supporters.
– Initium Media
– Open Data Hong Kong
– Open Source Hong Kong
Pre-event Workshop – Python 101 intro & web scraping
Date & Time: 28 February 2017, Tuesday (20:00 – 21:30)
Venue: Classroom B5-209, 5/F Academic 1, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon Tong.
Workshop Registration –

Jonathan Soma of Columbia J-School is Coming to HKBU

Jonathan Soma, Director of Columbia Journalism School’s Lede Program, is coming to Hong Kong Baptist University on 20th February to talk about Data and Visual Design in Journalism.

When: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM, Feb. 20, 2017 (Monday).

Where: Room 1022, 10/F, Communication and Visual Arts Building, Hong Kong Baptist University.

Map: School of Communication, HKBU

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Just announced: Data News Tops 2016 Philip Meyer Award for Precision Journalism

IRE (Investigative Reporters & Editors) just announced the 2016 Phili Meyer Award winners:  Data news projects top the list. First-placed “Doctors & Sex Abuse” by Atlanta Journal-Constitution, second-placed “How Fire Feeds” by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, and third-placed “The Tennis Racket” by BuzzFeed are all data-driven investigations. Bravos to data news again.

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Coming soon: New DJ course – Data Visualization for News

HKBU’s Journalism Department is delighted to offer a new course in the coming semester, JOUR2106 Data Visualization for News. The course will be taught by Mr. HU Pili, CTO of Initium Media (Group), which is a leader of data journalism in Hong Kong.


D&N Society Season 2.3 Colloquium: Storytelling with Data.

For Season 2.3 Colloquium, we are so delighted to have Prof. Rick Dunham, visiting professor of Tsinghua University and Co-director of the Global
Business Journalism Program, to talk about Storytelling with Data:
How to do it and who does it best:

When: 10:30 AM-1:30 PM, Dec. 16, 2016 (Friday)

Where: CVA 516, HKBU

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D&N Society Season 2.2 Colloquium: An editor’s perspective

For Season 2.2 Colloquium, we are very excited to have WANG Feng, editor-in-chief of Financial Times Chinese Network, to talk about data and news from an editor’s perspective:

When: 12:00-13:30, Nov. 30, 2016 (Wednesday)

Where: CVA1022, HKBU

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About the Speaker:

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Initium Media is Hiring…

The Initium Media(@端傳媒) is looking to fill the following positions with higher priority:

1. Social media operation. ( )
2. Interactive Charting ( mainly eCharts; such as last graph of this post: )

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