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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Data News about Chinese New Year/关于中国春节的数据新闻作品

Chinese New Year is the most important holiday for all Chinese, nowadays become the world’s popular celebration. Here is some interesting data news about the Chinese New Year.



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


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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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How data tells you about AI

Artificial Intelligence (AI) becoming the buzzword of 2016.

On December 29, 2016, there is a “Master” of the mysterious player started showing up on Tygem and FoxGo servers and went on to play dozens of matches against some of the top Go players in the world.1.jpg

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Finally, 60 wins and 0 loss of the proud record, Master win this game.

Subsequently, Google’s DeepMind issued a notice, officially confirmed Master (formerly known as Magister) is AlphaGo.

More information: DeepMind’s work in 2016: a round-up

Artificial intelligence is everywhere. But before scientists trust it, they first need to understand how machines learn.

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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?

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  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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