從開放源碼、開放數據到數據新聞、公民參與 — 來自鏡傳媒與READr的實踐
From open source and open data to data journalism and civic engagement — Practice from MirrorMedia and READr
Time: 14/6/2018 (Thur), 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Venue: CVA105, HKBU
Speakers: 簡信昌 & 李又如
Language: Mandarin | 國語
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Digital News and Interactive Reporting Projects from
Time: 12/4/2018 (Thur), 2:45-3:45pm
Venue: CVA203, HKBU
Speakers: 陳貞樺（Mimi CHEN) & 黃禹禛 (Yu Chen HUANG)
Language: Mandarin | 國語
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If you are a woman who is walking down the street alone in the late night, and accidentally you meet a group of guys hanging out with nowhere to go, what would happen when you pass them?
It may be the words “hey, beauty” or “hey, sexy girl,” or being instructed to smile. Or maybe more intentional: standing in the way or blocking the path in hope of some interaction. Or perhaps may get more aggressive, with hands reaching to inappropriate places. Actually, this kind of situation is far and wide, with one end harboring the potential for things to become more violent with physical abuse or rape. In Canada, the United States and The United Kingdom, women being sexually assaulted has become a serious problem. However, there is still a loophole after asking the police for help – Will the police believe you?
A 20-month investigation by The Globe and Mail reveals that sexual-assault victims are more likely to be believed in some areas of the country than in others. Continue reading “Data News of the Week: Sexual Assault Around The World”
農曆新年伊始，小編在此給各位愛學習的小夥伴推薦一些學習Data Journalism有用的線上課程，資料和工具。希望新的一年，大家學業進步！順順利利！(原文部分轉載自 initiumlab.com, 有部分編輯， 點擊查看更多: 學習資料清單)
1.Doing Journalism with Data: First Steps, Skills and Tools（課程在LEARNO.NET平台開放，一共5節，直接註冊，免費學習）
2.Data Exploration and Storytelling（數據大師Alberto Cairo & Heather Krause開設）
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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.
Read more: Corporate Income Tax: Definition, History, Effective Rate
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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
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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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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“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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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.
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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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