轉載自 全球深度報導網 Repost from Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN)
媒體在數字化轉型中，越來越多地用數據可視化作為呈現方式。但許多可視化的作品只是追求形式上的美感，沒有實現數據可視化真正的功能：清晰有效地傳達信息，使讀者更形象地理解數字背後的含義。媒體推出的可視化新聞良莠不齊，水準忽上忽下，卻少有懂行的同行或讀者給予反饋。本週的數據新聞給讀者介紹由Perceptual Edge網站創始人、信息視覺化專家Stephen Few提出的一個標準化衡量規則，評價可視化是否達到了必要的效果。
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There were more than four months after the 2017 Las Vegas shooting, which is the deadliest mass shooting* committed by an individual of the States. As the largest gun-holding ratio (per capita) country around the world, USA has long been debating the gun control, yet, no consensus has been able to achieve. That’s also why media play a huge role in formulating the public debate and policy-making of gun control. We will discuss the two following reports by BBC (America’s gun culture in 10 charts) and The Telegraph (One mass shooting every day: Seven facts about gun violence in America) to illustrate the strengths and limitations of media coverage on the gun control.
*Mass shooting: When an attacker killed three or more victims in an indiscriminate rampage. Before 2013, the number was four. Continue reading “Data News of the Week | U.S. Gun Control Debate and the Media”
It has been more than a year under Donald Trump’s administration. Trump has made a lot of groundless claims and job promises which happen arbitrarily. Some newsagents keep a record of it and visualize the frequency. To criticise the act of the president in a more grounded way, The New York Times compares the lies frequency between Trump’s and the former president Barack Obama. We also dug deeper into one of his promises in his election platform which is job creation and employment enhancement. From which, we adopted a project from ProPublica. The following will discuss the visualization, the use of words and the effects of the two projects.
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Prof Ikhlaq Sidhu on the DataXHKBU workshop on 26 Jan (by Xinzhi Zhang)
Note: This post was originally contributed as an entry to the Communicar Journal Blog on 28 Jan 2018. The author would like to repost it to the D&N Society]
Reflections on the talk by Prof Ikhlaq Sidhu on Artificial Intelligence
“Will AI help the film directors to make better movies? – Yes! But will AI replace the film directors and become directors? – No!” – Prof Ikhlaq Sidhu.
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