USCET completes the Second Data Journalism Competition and Media Education Consortium Conference

USCET Data Journalism and Media Education Consortium

April 28, 2016

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On Tuesday, April 26, 2016, The US-China Education Trust (USCET), in partnership with Caixin Media and Fudan University, successfully completed the Second Data Journalism Competition and Media Education Consortium (MEC) Conference. Over sixty teachers, students, and media members attended, including representatives from sixteen universities and five media companies.

Winners of the Second Data Journalism Competition presented their work, which employed data journalism to create news stories on the subject of the environment. Participants were particularly encouraged to study the impact of the environment and climate change on Chinese society. Lecturers in data journalism from across China and Hong Kong discussed best practices and challenges that face the growing field. Caixin Media, China's preeminent media organization for data journalism, was represented by Cui Zheng, a journalist specializing in enviornmental issues. Cui discussed the trends in the industry and the need for both accuracy and skills in interpreting data.

 

USCET's president, Ambassador Julia Chang Bloch, urged conference audience members to "find the story", think critically, and realize the important role that data journalism plays, through providing accurate and engaging information, in fostering better understanding between the United States and China.

 

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第二届数据新闻大赛暨MEC会议完美落幕!

 

(北京时间)四月二十六日星期二,由中美教育基金,财新网和复旦大学联合主办的第二届数据新闻大赛暨媒体教育联盟(MEC)会议完美落幕。来自16所高校和五家媒体公司的超过六十位师生及媒体工作者参加了本次盛会。

 

大赛的优胜者们向现场观众展示了他们的获奖作品。作品运用了数据新闻的方法,更加科学、细致地向大家展示了生态方面的一些议题,参赛者们着重关注了环境和气候变化对中国社会带来的影响。而来自全国数据新闻行业的演讲者们则就数据新闻这一前沿领域带来的挑战和应对方式进行了深刻的讨论。财新网作为中国数据新闻的先驱者和领导者,财新网的环境方面的新闻工作者崔筝女士则与观众们就解释大量数据和保持新闻内容精确性在行业中的趋势和迫切需求进行了探讨。

 

中美教育基金主席,前美国大使Julia Chang Bloch(张之香)女士,同样鼓励现场观众重视数据化新闻的重要性。她鼓励现场和未来的新闻工作者们探寻故事真相,辩证思考,并且意识到使用精确的数据和信息,在建立良好的中美互相合作理解环境中的重要作用。

 

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