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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 | Sharing Economy & Other projects

The Sharing Economy is a socio-economic ecosystem built around the sharing of human, physical and intellectual resources.

Whilst the Sharing Economy is currently in its infancy, this is only the beginning: in its entirety and the potential, it is a new and alternative socio-economic system which embeds sharing and collaboration at its heart – across all aspects of social and economic life.

The leading businesses that are advancing the concept of the “sharing economy” are in many respects no longer insurgents and newcomers. The size and scale of Uber, Airbnb and several other firms now rival, or even surpass, those of some of the world’s largest businesses in transportation, hospitality, and other sectors. As the economic power of these technology-driven firms grows, there continue to be regulatory and policy skirmishes on every possible front, across cities and towns spanning the United States, Europe and beyond.

Here is one example in China:

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Data News of the Week | 《香港01》的特首競選數據可視化分析

香港特首選舉還有10天,香港各大媒體都時刻關注這個熱點話題,《香港01》更是利用動畫,數據新聞來呈現這次的選舉全過程。繼上次分享了《香港01》的“特首選舉”網頁以之後,網站的專頁內容比起三個月前更是有所增加和修改,這也對從事數據新聞報道提供了可參考的思路。

網站詳情:香港特首選戰2017

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對比3個月前,“焦點新聞”依舊放在首頁,而項目則新增了“特首戰走勢”、“政綱對比”、“篤篤撐”和“選委圖鑒”四個,把原本的互動小遊戲“特首跑馬仔遊戲”換成了“篤篤撐”。

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Data News of the Week | 分析:特朗普在Twitter上的“中国帖子”

Since Trump became the President of the U.S., his Twitter also became the main source of the news.

Twitter is still banned in mainland China, however, can not stop the Chinese internet users to follow and make fun of it.

Here is a Data News of Trump’s Twitter from FT.Chinese.com

(This is a repost from FT.Chinese.com by Silva Shih, click the link to read the original:

分析:特朗普在Twitter上的“中国帖子”)

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Data News of the Week | How today’s visa restrictions might impact tomorrow’s America

The travel ban is a buzz word since the U.S President Donnal, let us read how The Washington Post turns data to graphics with a story:

(This is a repost from The Washington Post, click the link to read the original:

How today’s visa restrictions might impact tomorrow’s America)

Many tech companies and scholars have raised their voices against President Trump’s Jan. 27 executive order on immigration. The hundreds of researchers and high-skilled workers who could be affected by the travel ban are part of the larger U.S. innovation economy, a community that relies heavily on foreign talent and whose members now worry that legal immigration could be the next target.

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Data News of the Week | Highlights of US Policies

Everyone is talking about America’s politics, and the The New Youk Times used cubes to visualize the data and make the stories more fun to read, you can easily tell from Economy(blue), Domestic Issues(yellow) or International Issues(red): Continue reading “Data News of the Week | Highlights of US Policies”

Data News of the Week | Chinese New Year/关于中国春节的数据新闻作品

Chinese New Year is the most important holiday for all Chinese, nowadays become the world’s popular celebration. Here is some interesting data news about the Chinese New Year.

春节,是中国人最重要也最隆重的节日之一,不管你是远在千里之外的游子,亦或是在家乡打拼的劳动者,春节都是一个阖家团圆的日子。在此我们特别集合了关于中国春节的一些数据新闻作品:

“爆竹声中一岁除”,鞭炮烟花一向是庆祝春节的传统,在“雾霾”屡被提及的时候,烟花爆竹对空气的影响能有多大?

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Data News of the Week | 媒體如何用數據可視化報道2017年香港特首競選

1月16日,國務院宣佈批准政務司司長林鄭月娥及財政司司長曾俊華辭職。截止下午4時,2017年的香港特首選舉已經有至少4位參選人。分別是退休法官胡國興,新民黨立法會議員葉劉淑儀,政務司司長林鄭月娥及財政司司長曾俊華。

下面我們來看看端傳媒南華早報以及香港01對於此次特首選舉的可視化報道:

1.四大熱門特首參選人,誰能得到中央歡心?

(原文請點:四大熱門特首參選人,誰能得到中央歡心?

端傳媒用漫畫形式簡單列舉了參選人的履歷:

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圖:端傳媒設計部

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Data News of the Week | Smog–Nobody can escape from the air pollution

Toxic haze that settled over much of China during the last three weeks has triggered a flight reflex among residents. Today several districts in Hong Kong experienced poor quality air on Sunday that posed a “very high” health risk.

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(Data from Hong Kong Government Air Quality Health Index, Link: http://www.aqhi.gov.hk/en.html)

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Data News of the Week | How data tells you about AI

Artificial Intelligence (AI) becoming the buzzword of 2016.

On December 29, 2016, there is a “Master” of the mysterious player started showing up on Tygem and FoxGo servers and went on to play dozens of matches against some of the top Go players in the world.1.jpg

(JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)

Finally, 60 wins and 0 loss of the proud record, Master win this game.

Subsequently, Google’s DeepMind issued a notice, officially confirmed Master (formerly known as Magister) is AlphaGo.

More information: DeepMind’s work in 2016: a round-up

Artificial intelligence is everywhere. But before scientists trust it, they first need to understand how machines learn.

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