This is a repost from https://datajournalism.com/read/longreads/a-dossier-of-data-journalism-teaching-strategies
“It doesn’t matter which country you’re in, or what university you visit, there’s a common refrain that you’ll hear in the halls of J-schools across the globe: “I’m not good at math”.
Of course, this aversion often leads to a self-fulfilling prophecy. If students don’t think they’re good at numbers, they avoid them altogether. Yet, to find and accurately report on stories in today’s data intensive society, journalists need these skills.
This calls for a reconsideration of journalism programmes around the world. Teachers need to ask themselves: What are the most relevant strategies to equip students with the skills required for finding facts in datasets? To understand them? To scrutinise them? And to communicate them to the public in the most appropriate and understandable manner?
There’s a lot to be learnt from teachers of all backgrounds. So, in this Long Read, we’ve curated a dossier of reflections from nine educators in seven countries to start understanding the most effective ways to introduce students to data.” Continue reading “A dossier of data journalism teaching strategies: Words from journalism educators worldwide”
Time: Oct. 12, 2018 (Fri.), 9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
Venue: CVA 506, HKBU
Continue reading “Data Journalism Online Open Lecture”
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
Welcome to join us!
Continue reading “Data & News Salon #2 | From open source and open data to data journalism and civic engagement — Practice from MirrorMedia and READr”
The hope for pro-democracy camp to regain its veto power in the legislature vanished as Edward Yiu Chung Yim failed to beat his rival Vincent Cheng Wing-shun in last week’s by-election.
Legislative By-election 2018 was held on 11 March for four vacant seats in the council, following after the oath-taking saga which disqualified six councilors. New legislators were elected from three regions – New Territories East, Kowloon West, and Hong Kong Island, as well as Architectural, Surveying, Planning and Landscape functional constituency.
Election is all about numbers – voter turnout rate, numbers of votes, and percentage of voters supporting candidate A or B, making it a golden opportunity for data visualization. In this article, we select three local news media, which are Initium, SCMP, and HK01, to discuss their different coverages on the by-election.
Continue reading “Data News of the Week: Hong Kong Legislative By-Election 2018”
Professor Jordan Peterson has been the center of attention in last few weeks for participating in a number of debates regarding gender wage gap. Unlike the feminists calling for the reduction of discrimination over salary, he believes gender wage gap is an explainable consequence of multiple social factors rather than a problem caused by discrimination. Is he right? After all, why is there gender wage gap? Looking into 3 reports (Why is There a Gender Wage Gap – Our World in Data, Six Key Facts About the Gender Pay Gap – Our World in Data, Gender Pay Gap: the Day Women Start Working For Free – Washington Post) and a published recently with analytics over statistics regarding gender wage gap will give us a thorough understanding of current gender wage gap. Continue reading “Data News of the Week | Gender Pay Gap: Why and How?”
Nathan Ruser, a 20-year-old Australian National University student who is majoring in international security with a keen interest in cartography, discovered a fitness app had revealed the locations of secret military sites in Syria and elsewhere. He posted on Twitter about this, did not expect much response.
But the news ricocheted across the internet. Security experts said the Strave app’s “heat map” could be used by hostile entities glean valuable intelligence. The Pentagon said it was reviewing the situation.
How he found the news?
“Whoever thought that operational security could be wrecked by a Fitbit?” Mr. Ruser, said in an interview with New York Times from Thailand, where he is spending part of the Australian summer break.
When he looked over Syria on Strava’s map — which is based on location data from millions of users, including military personnel, who share their exercise activity — the area “lit up with those U.S. bases,” he said.
Before publicly sharing his findings over the weekend, he discussed them in a private chat group on Twitter, made up of people interested in intelligence and security issues. “I know about two-thirds of what I know about the world from the group chats,” he said.
Continue reading “Data News of the Week | What can we, the 20-year-old, do to change 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）
Continue reading “農曆新年學習資料大禮包！Data Journalism Learning Tools”
It has been more than a year under Donald Trump’s administration. Trump has made a lot of groundless claims and job promises which happen arbitrarily. Some newsagents keep a record of it and visualize the frequency. To criticise the act of the president in a more grounded way, The New York Times compares the lies frequency between Trump’s and the former president Barack Obama. We also dug deeper into one of his promises in his election platform which is job creation and employment enhancement. From which, we adopted a project from ProPublica. The following will discuss the visualization, the use of words and the effects of the two projects.
Continue reading “Data News of the Week | Trump Lies and His Job Promises”
Prof Ikhlaq Sidhu on the DataXHKBU workshop on 26 Jan (by Xinzhi Zhang)
Note: This post was originally contributed as an entry to the Communicar Journal Blog on 28 Jan 2018. The author would like to repost it to the D&N Society]
Reflections on the talk by Prof Ikhlaq Sidhu on Artificial Intelligence
“Will AI help the film directors to make better movies? – Yes! But will AI replace the film directors and become directors? – No!” – Prof Ikhlaq Sidhu.
Continue reading “[Repost] Reflections on the talk by Prof Ikhlaq Sidhu on Artificial Intelligence”