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.

春节,是中国人最重要也最隆重的节日之一,不管你是远在千里之外的游子,亦或是在家乡打拼的劳动者,春节都是一个阖家团圆的日子。在此我们特别集合了关于中国春节的一些数据新闻作品:

“爆竹声中一岁除”,鞭炮烟花一向是庆祝春节的传统,在“雾霾”屡被提及的时候,烟花爆竹对空气的影响能有多大?

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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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媒體如何用數據可視化報道2017年香港特首競選

1月16日,國務院宣佈批准政務司司長林鄭月娥及財政司司長曾俊華辭職。截止下午4時,2017年的香港特首選舉已經有至少4位參選人。分別是退休法官胡國興,新民黨立法會議員葉劉淑儀,政務司司長林鄭月娥及財政司司長曾俊華。

下面我們來看看端傳媒南華早報以及香港01對於此次特首選舉的可視化報道:

1.四大熱門特首參選人,誰能得到中央歡心?

(原文請點:四大熱門特首參選人,誰能得到中央歡心?

端傳媒用漫畫形式簡單列舉了參選人的履歷:

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圖:端傳媒設計部

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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?

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:

https://www.buzzfeed.com/craigsilverman/viral-fake-election-news-outperformed-real-news-on-facebook?utm_term=.ioqwLaQzE#.qiEXEBwRO)

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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