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Data Journalism Open Lecture 11/11/2017

Title:Environment Issue, Open Technology and Data Visualisation

Speaker: Shan HE
Date: November 11 (Sat.)
Time: 11:30 a.m.-12:10 p.m.
Venue: CVA 506, HKBU

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Data Journalism Boot Camp in Hong Kong

Dear all,

We are honoured to introduce you a one and a half day Data Journalism Boot Camp in Hong Kong.

Location (Map): Room 506, 5/F, Communication and Visual Arts Building (CVA), Hong Kong Baptist University. 

Time: Oct. 26 (Thursday) 9am-5pm & Oct. 27 (Friday) 9am-3pm.

Interested applicants should fill in the online form in this (deadline for applications to be 13 Oct.) link: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3864735/Data-Journalism-Hong-Kong

The workshop will be run by a pair experienced trainers from DataLEADS including the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Indian Centre for Investigative Journalism.


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100 Year’s Earthquake around Sichuan in D3

Jiuzhaigou, a world-class scenic spot in Sichuan, China, suffered a drastic earthquake on 2017-08-08 21:19:46. People still remember the Wenchuan earthquake that caused thousands of deaths and loss of enormous properties. Does Sichuan have a lot of earthquakes in history? Which counties suffered most from the earthquakes? Pili Hu made this animated chart in D3 overnight for an overview of earthquakes happened in or around Sichuan region in the past 100 years. The data source is https://www.usgs.gov/. See the project in full page here: Sichuan Earthquake in 100 years.

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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Time Saving One-Liners for Journalists

(This is a repost from initiumlab.com, click the link to read the original: Time Saving One-Liners for Journalists)

For journalists who do not code, after reading this article, you will master 15 one-line commands that can help you handle complex problems in seconds.

Initium Lab has collected various command line tricks as we hack journalism with technology. Here is our editor’s choice so far including: image processing, video processing, PDF manipulation, social network hacking and other useful one-liners. Just open your Terminal, and follow the steps.

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關係圖表速成方案:Google Fusion Tables & Kumu

(This is a repost from initiumlab.com by Chao Tianyi, click the link to read the original: 關係圖表速成方案:Google Fusion Tables & Kumu)


如何迅速製作出一張圖呢?本文會提供 Google Fusion Tables 和 Kumu 兩種方案。

不論採用哪種工具製作,最初都需要將原始資料從 research notes 整理成結構化的信息。


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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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Hong Kong Long-term Competitiveness Research/香港長遠競爭力研究

(This is a repost from STUDENTS’ FINAL PROJECTS OF THETHE DATA VISUALIZATION FOR NEWS @ HKBU Spring 2017,click the link to read the full page: Hong Kong Long-term Competitiveness Research)


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Travelling in North Korea (GloTravel)

(This is a repost from STUDENTS’ FINAL PROJECTS OF THEDATA VISUALIZATION FOR NEWS @ HKBU Spring 2017,click the link to read the full page: Travelling in North Korea (GloTravel))


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