The workshops, which will be held from January to March 2019, are designed to equip social scientists with basic know-what and know-how knowledge about computational methodology. They will introduce the knowledge and techniques on natural language processing, web crawling, sentiment analysis, data visualisation, and machine learning. Participants will also learn critical know-how about social media analytics and gain practical implementation experiences.
The Journalism and Media Studies Centre is co-organizing with the Society for Hong Kong Studies a 10-workshop series on using the programming language Python in big data research. The workshops will be taught by Yuner […]
(Feature image credit: 上海明室) An innovative project at the JMSC has experimented with translating censored Chinese social media posts into English in an effort to tell China’s story to the wider world. The two-week pilot […]
In the age of social media, journalists are no longer only in the information business, they’re also in the attention business, says Professor Alfred Hermida. Prof Hermida said that people today often go directly to […]
Social media has become a routine tool for journalists to turn to, and a new graduate-level course at the JMSC, ‘Social Media Analytics for Journalists,’ aims to teach students how to make the most of it. […]
Despite the efforts of President Xi Jinping to control public discourse in China ever more tightly, the media ecosystem in China is diverse and contentious, with companies such as Alibaba and Tencent expanding their presence […]
Social media serves as a space where the distinction between material from journalists and their audience is blended into constantly updating fluid streams of information. Every twist and turn of the news is described, discussed […]