Tag: Data Vis

Data News of the Week | US Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. How does it matter to the companies and citizens?

Tax is one of the crucial parts of the country’s economic. Under the globalization, US tax policy might relevant to your life. The economic trends could affect you and the steps you might need to take so you can profit from it. Moreover, there are lots of data in the tax policies which could turn into some good data news. This week we will share some Trump’s new GOP tax cut plan data news.

What is the Tax Cuts about?

Trump’s Tax Plan and How It Affects You [Link]

The whole tax bill cuts the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21% and the top individual tax rate will drop to 37%, which used to be 39.6% in 2017.

The following chart shows the progressive tax rate before and after the bill, in one Table. We find that table is an effective way to display data with high density. It seems the tax will be deducted for everyone except for the lowest income bracket.

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Read more: Corporate Income Tax: Definition, History, Effective Rate

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Public Sharing: What can non-coders achieve in 3 months?

Title: What can non-coders achieve in 3 months? – A sharing of three journalism students from JOUR2106 Course.

Time: Nov 29 (Wed) ,3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Venue: CVA 1024

Introduction:

Some students are curious about the outcome of JOUR2106 Data Visualization for News. Since there is a lot of interest, we will hold a DNN event and invite three students who took JOUR2106 last year to introduce their projects and share a personal experience. Registration: No need for sign-up in prior.

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Data News of the Week | Paradise Papers

Do you still remember the massive Panama Paper leak in 2016? When 13.4 million financial documents were released in this November, the offshore paradise islands got global attention again. Paradise Papers cover the time period from 1950 to 2016, including the more than 120,000 people and 25,000 offshore companies.

Tech-savvy readers can jump to the database directly. Like before, the dataset is modelled as a graph, namely treating the Officers, Intermediaries and Addresses as nodes and their relationships as links. Neo4j is one widely adopted graph database. Its web user interface, called “neo4j browser”, allows journalists to visually expand and explore a graph. The query language “Cypher” is a superset of relational query (SQL), full-text search and graph pattern matching. Its flexibility and built-in graph algorithms allow experienced journalists to systematically study the underlying graph. The download page on ICIJ includes snapshots of four neo4j databases exported in CSV format.

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Data News of the Week | North Korea Tensions

“North Korea” or “Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)” are recurrent and frequent headlines in the newspapers. The recent advances in missile technology and nuclear tests threatens the world and creates a lot of geopolitical tensions. Our editor would like to share relevant data projects this week.

The “wholesale” packages

Assuming you are too busy to study all the background information and catch up the latest news, here are two must-read projects that get you up to date in 30 minutes.

☞ Immersive reporting from ESRI StoryMaps: side by side comparison of two Koreas in multiple angles [Link]

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Recap of Oct 2017 Data Journalism Bootcamp in HKBU

The 2-day Data Journalism Boot Camp was successfully held in HKBU on Oct 26 and Oct 27. The event was sponsored by KAS and the workshop sessions were led by two experienced trainers from DataLEADS. Another highlight of the event was a roundtable discussion chaired by Prof. Ying Chen, where professionals shared their practices, challenges and solutions in the newsrooms.

Data Bootcamp in Oct 2017

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Data Journalism Open Lecture on November 11.

Shan HE, Project director of Greenovation Hub, Public Lab Organizer, member of Guangzhou International Dragon Boat team. Living in Changzhou island in Guangzhou, is coming to Hong Kong Baptist University on 11 November to talk about Environment Issue, Open Technology and Data Visualisation.

When: 11:30 AM-12:10 PM, Nov. 11, 2017 (Saturday).

Where: Room 703, 7/F, Communication and Visual Arts Building, Hong Kong Baptist University.

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Data News of the Week | Power in China

The closing session of 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China finished this week. New Politburo Standing Committee presented to the Media, putting Beijing in the centre of world attention. This DNW hand-picks recent data news related to Power in China.

25 year’s political path to Power in China [Link]

Bloomberg Politics made an unconventional data visualisation to show The Path to Power in China. Readers can easily tell running a Big Region is important in China, by reading the following line chart. The chart successfully turned categorical position data into ordinal data by sorting the importance, namely number of people who entered Standing Committee from that position.

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Map Visualisation for Panama Papers and Offshore Leaks in R

(This is a repost from initiumlab.com by Charlie Chen, Chao Tianyi, click the link to read the original: Map Visualisation for Panama Papers and Offshore Leaks in R)

On May 9, 2016, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (“ICIJ” in short), a global network of journalists who collaborates on in-depth and investigative stories, released the long awaited offshore entities database behind Panama Papers Investigation.

So far, the offshore leaks database published by ICIJ includes at least 200,000 offshore entities from Panama Papers, and over 100,000 records from ICIJ’s previous investigations.

The offshore leaks database contains detailed contact postal address of all kinds of entities, offshore or non-offshore ones, officers and intermediaries, based on which we made colored maps revealing the distribution of postal address of people or companies involved in the offshore industry.

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數據新聞的精選 Feed 列表

(This is a repost from initiumlab.com by Chia ni Liu, click the link to read the original: 數據新聞的精選 Feed 列表)

「怎麼樣才能做出一篇好的數據新聞呢?」
「就三招!多看、多想、多學」。

這邊推薦一些 Data Journalism 相關的好站,讓你從平時就可以培養數據素養,從不同面向來探索跟學習數據新聞。

  1. #Flowing Data

由出過兩本資料視覺化暢銷書的 UCLA 統計學博士 Nathan Yau 所創,網站旨在探索資料視覺化跟資料分析的可能性。其中可以看到大量不同類型的圖表(包括資訊圖表或是互動性圖表等),還有設計準則跟工具類的教學文。最大的特點是更新頻繁,題材都很生活化。

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Link: 點擊訪問 Flowing Data

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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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