Now accepting entries for the 2016 Data Journalism Competition!

February 25, 2016

The US-China Education Trust is delighted to announce the 2016 University Data Journalism Competition, in partnership with Fudan University's School of Journalism and Caixin Data Visualization Lab. Data journalism is one of the fastest growing disciplines in journalism education today, and is reinforced by the country's Internet Plus initiatives. The field represents an expanding set of skills for developing and telling stories through numbers. The interdisciplinary nature of the field encourages students from various concentrations to work together and produce thought-provoking and high quality communication products. The competition promotes innovation, hard work and team spirit.

The theme for this competition is Environment. Through data analysis, students are encouraged to critically examine the impact of climate change, energy access, environmental degradation, pollution, etc. on Chinese society. We welcome diverse in-depth news articles, feature stories, visualizations, and multi-media platforms such as websites and videos related to the theme of the competition. Competitors are highly encouraged to work in teams of computer scientists, journalists, and designers. 

This competition will have one first place winner (Prize 7000RMB), two second place winners (Prize 5000 RMB) and three third place winners (Prize 3000 RMB). Winners will present their work at the Media Education Consortium (MEC) Conference in April 2016 at Fudan University. All travel and lodging expenses will be covered on a reimbursable basis, up to 3000RMB. 

Go HERE for more info and our 中文版!

 

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USCET将与复旦大学新闻学院以及财新数据可视化研究室共同举办2016年数据新闻报道大赛。数据新闻是如今新闻教育中发展最快的一门课程,随着互联网+概念的提出,将会变得更为重要。数据新闻是一门需要不断扩充技能,通过数字开发并讲述故事的领域。该领域跨学科的性质鼓励不同专业的同学共同合作,制作能发人深省的高质量通信产品。希望能够通过比赛激发创新、努力、以及团队精神。

本次比赛的主题是环境。学生需要通过分析数据,仔细审查气候变化、能源供应、环境恶化和污染等因素对中国社会产生的影响。我们欢迎与比赛主题相关的各种形式的作品,如深度新闻报道、专题报道、可视化和网站或视频等多媒体平台的作品。我们鼓励计算机科学系、新闻系和设计系的同学合作组成小组。

本次比赛将会评出一等奖1个(奖金7000元),二等奖2个(奖金5000元),三等奖3个(奖金3000元)。获奖者将被邀请参加2016年4月在复旦大学召开的的媒体教育联盟( MEC )会,在会上介绍自己的作品。获奖者可报销最高3千元的差旅费用。