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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- 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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Coding is becoming a crucial skill for investigative journalism teams. But getting great results is not always easy, as mindsets differ. Learn from three women who have led multidisciplinary teams of coders and muckrakers.
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This year’s massive leak of documents exposing offshore holdings–the Panama Papers–has changed how journalists think about their craft. Collaboration, tech-savvy data analysis, and cross-border reporting are the new buzzwords.
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#IJAsia2016 Uncovering Asia: The Second Asian Investigative Journalism Conference. In Kathmandu Nepal. It is a big training event, with over 60-panel discussions, workshops, and demonstrations.U can meet Panama Paper team, Spotlight team and the journalists all over the world.
It was his first time giving a talk at HKBU School of Communication. But being among limited number of media research scholars with both journalistic practices and solid technical background, Dr. Kingwa Fu from HKU JMSC was well-received as the guest speaker at the February colloquium of D&N Society at HKBU.
Leader of new media research project Weiboscope as well as lecturer for Data Analytics course at HKU, Dr. Fu presented for around an hour at D&N to share about both his research and his insights from teaching data analytics for journalists. Faculties and students including undergrads, Master and PhD students, as well as an outspoken reporter alumnus from HKBU School of Communication had their visions broadened regarding the impending trend of leveraging social media and big data methods in journalistic explorations.
If you didn’t get a chance to attend the event yourself, don’t worry – D&N did the note-taking on Dr. Fu’s major points and is posting here a wrap-up of his most informing ideas. Check it out!
Why did Weibo stand out among online media platforms in China?
From a media research perspective, Dr. Fu believed that Weibo, the twitter-like service in China, went beyond its social media functionality to have further served as countervailing power in the network. Weibo has especially showed its power in agenda setting for grassroot movements, one of the earliest examples being the Qianyunhui case. Public opinion leaders on Weibo, also known as the “Big Vs”, were even able to contribute considerably in the anti-corruption wave in China, leading to the downfall of a few senior officials such as Liu Tienan. Continue reading “Seven takeaways from Dr Fu Kingwa’s sharing – Data & News Society 3rd Colloquium”
This is a book that I have been reading recently, which is strongly recommended by some pioneers in data journalism. I would like to mark down some extracts for reference. The extracts would be in Chinese. For English version, please visit Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think. Continue reading ““BIG DATA”, A REVOLUTION, TRANSFORM HOW WE LIVE, WORK AND THINK”