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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.


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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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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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WP:How today’s visa restrictions might impact tomorrow’s America

The travel ban is a buzz word since the U.S President Donnal, let us read how The Washington Post turns data to graphics with a story:

(This is a repost from The Washington Post, click the link to read the original:

How today’s visa restrictions might impact tomorrow’s America)

Many tech companies and scholars have raised their voices against President Trump’s Jan. 27 executive order on immigration. The hundreds of researchers and high-skilled workers who could be affected by the travel ban are part of the larger U.S. innovation economy, a community that relies heavily on foreign talent and whose members now worry that legal immigration could be the next target.

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Data & Design with Jonathan Soma at Hong Kong Baptist University

At the first Data & News Society Colloquium of 2017, Jonathan Soma, from Columbia Journalism School, shared his ideas on Data and Visual Design in Journalism on Feb.20th.


(Photo by Bobo WEI)

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Fake News|Data News of the Week

After the US presidential election the argue about the fake news getting more and more attention. Media blitz portraying fake news sites as having a real impact in national politics — and even capable of affecting the outcome of a presidential election. Are Fake news sites struggle to reach any sort of real audience?

Let us see more:

  1. This Analysis Shows How Fake Election News Stories Outperformed Real News On Facebook

(This is a repost from BuzzFeed News, click the link to read the original:

A BuzzFeed News analysis found that top fake election news stories generated more total engagement on Facebook than top election stories from 19 major news outlets combined.


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Prof. Rick Dunham Joins D&N Society Colloquium at Hong Kong Baptist University

More often than not, seasoned journalists are reluctant to embrace new media technologies and big data. It is definitely not the case of Professor Rick Dunham, Director of China Programs and Co-Director of Global Business Journalism Program at Tsinghua University. Prof. Dunham was the speaker of this year’s final D&N Society Colloquium, hosted by the School of Communication of Hong Kong Baptist University on December 16th.

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