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Data News of the Week | Nobel Prize and Hong Kong Chief Executive Policy Address

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.


Nobel Prize

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More Than a Nuisance–A multimedia report on the noisy China that you don’t know, or have already “heard” of.

(This is a repost from the students’ final projects of the DATA VISUALIZATION FOR NEWS @ HKBU Spring 2017, click the link to read the original: More Than a Nuisance)

“The noises used to be ignored were proved to be more than a nuisance, but a signal, a potential threat, and a hidden bomb of our urban life, that needs to be taken care of with greater attention.”

Julianna WuFred Lai & Roy Tang make the project in a multimedia way to report on the noisy China. Including maps, charts, sounds, timeline…

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哥大資料視覺化大師 Soma 在浸會大學的密技分享

(This is a repost from by Chia ni Liu, click the link to read the original: 哥大資料視覺化大師 Soma 在浸會大學的密技分享)

Data Journalism 是一門極大的學問,從搜集資料、清理、修正、分析、到找到好故事的過程中大概有幾百種可以學的技能或是知識。在有限的時間和精力下,哥倫比亞大學著名的大師 Jonathan Soma 建議記者至少學好設計,使用適當的手法呈現資料,讓讀者能在最短的時間內吸收資訊。那麼資料視覺化都有哪些機密呢?


  1. 越多的資料想要呈現,讀者能接收到的資訊越少。
  2. 站在讀者的角度思考,只專注在讀者需要知道的資訊上。

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Observation of secondary schools in HK/十八區中學面面觀

(This is a repost from STUDENTS’ FINAL PROJECTS OF THE DATA VISUALIZATION FOR NEWS @ HKBU Spring 2017,click the link to read the full page: Observation of secondary schools in HK/十八區中學面面觀)


“There are a lot of myths about secondary schools in Hong Kong. The best secondary schools (Band 1 schools) have the oldest history and are located in the richest districts. People also observe that schools with a particular religious background are very prominent in Hong Kong. Are all these true? We collected data showing all secondary schools in Hong Kong and present to you a comprehensive analysis to solve your questions.”

Members : Jam LEE Yee Man, John POON Tsz Fung, Alison LI Pui Ying

Mentor : Alex Koo

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Skills to enhance data visualization

Data visualization sometimes can be very similar, data news use bar charts and lines to show the details. From this articles we can have another thought about using easy hand drawing to enhance the reading experience:

1.Hand Drawing

Mona Chalabi is data editor at Guardian US. She previously worked at FiveThirtyEight, the Bank of England, the Economist Intelligence Unit, Transparency International and the International Organisation for Migration.

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李沁灵,毕业于哥伦比亚大学新闻学院数据新闻方向,现于IBT Media纽约总部担任Multimedia Producer(多媒体制作人),制作过批评特朗普网络政策的多媒体作品《Net Neutrality》。此外,李沁灵曾经制作了《基督教科学箴言报》封面报道视频《2016:The Year of Disruption》等多媒体作品。


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Data News of the Week

The Sharing Economy is a socio-economic ecosystem built around the sharing of human, physical and intellectual resources.

Whilst the Sharing Economy is currently in its infancy, this is only the beginning: in its entirety and the potential, it is a new and alternative socio-economic system which embeds sharing and collaboration at its heart – across all aspects of social and economic life.

The leading businesses that are advancing the concept of the “sharing economy” are in many respects no longer insurgents and newcomers. The size and scale of Uber, Airbnb and several other firms now rival, or even surpass, those of some of the world’s largest businesses in transportation, hospitality, and other sectors. As the economic power of these technology-driven firms grows, there continue to be regulatory and policy skirmishes on every possible front, across cities and towns spanning the United States, Europe and beyond.

Here is one example in China:

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Data News:分析:特朗普在Twitter上的“中国帖子”

Since Trump became the President of the U.S., his Twitter also became the main source of the news.

Twitter is still banned in mainland China, however, can not stop the Chinese internet users to follow and make fun of it.

Here is a Data News of Trump’s Twitter from

(This is a repost from by Silva Shih, click the link to read the original:


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