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Disruption to one million students caused by university staff eight-day strike.

Disruption to one million students caused by university staff eight-day strike.

Row over pay and pensions cause staff at 60 universities to walk out. Leading to more than a million students facing disruption to their studies. If agreements cannot be reached threats of industrial action thousands of staff at 60 universities have walked out in an argument over pay, conditions and pensions. Many staff members including lecturers, student support services staff, admissions tutors...

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Online banking sees an increase in bank account fraud.

Online banking sees an increase in bank account fraud.

The data of people using online banking shows a steady increase in the last 6 years causing a rise in fraud and computer misuse. In a society where the Internet has never been more apparent it runs the risk of allowing more and more people to be conned by fraudsters. With the number of incidents (in the thousands) of bank and credit card account fraud at 2,317 for year ending September 2018, showi...

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Brexit Blog

Brexit Blog

The angle of our story was getting the public’s thoughts and reservations on Brexit so far. Brexit VT Analysis: When analysing our Brexit VT’s we looked at the good and the bad points of our work. As well as how it could have been improved to make it even better than it was before. There were too many voices in our report and there should be only one constant voice so that the audience...

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Infographics – Week 6

Infographics – Week 6

Monday 4th March 2019 Digital Journalism 2 – FightHoax Dataset: check LSBU data on mental health (dropouts, mental health cases, increases/decreases.) “How the idea of Fighthoax was born.” – Donald Trump What is Fighthoax? • It is a news analysis algorithm that collects and analyzes all the necessary data that the user needs. Methodology Author – Bias – Emotions – Facts – Title – Syntax/Grammar Un...

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Choosing a Dataset

Choosing a Dataset

Mental Health data collected on students in the UK. I chose this as it has become an increasing issue in today’s society around young people who are studying in higher education. different angles: correlation data where the amount of students with mental health problems vs the amount of dropouts of young people from higher education. 00

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Infographics – Week 5

Infographics – Week 5

Monday 25th February 2018 Digital Journalism – Big Data Journalism Introduction to Data Science Big Data Big data is information assets with the four Vs: • Volume: how much? • Velocity: growth rate? • Variety: types of data? • Veracity: reliability/consistency? While all four Vs are growing, Variety is becoming the single biggest driver of big-data investments. Data Security and Governance Big dat...

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Infographics – Week 3

Infographics – Week 3

Monday 11th February 2019 Broadcast Journalism 2 – Facts, Stats and Lies Extrapolation – using the data on the facts from the past and trying to predict behavior in the future. Don’t just publish raw data. Tell a story! Florence Nightingale, 1857 – Rose Diagram of Causes of Death in the Army • Health improvements raised life expectancy in the UK by 20 years saving millions of lives. Im...

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State Union Speech Data

State Union Speech Data

These charts show the different words American presidents have used over the last few years and the frequency at which they have been used to what effect. For example, the National Post has made an infographic that clearly outlines the different words used by George W. Bush compared to Barack Obama. This infographic is clear to understand, however, there is some overlapping with the results. You d...

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Infographics – Week 1/2

Infographics – Week 1/2

Monday 28th January 2018Digital Journalism 2 – 2pm • Data journalism – Facts and statistics collected together for reference or analysis. • Records or measurements of something. These are often numbers – but not always. • Gathered and analyzed in a rigorous, rule – governed way, using consistent units of each dataset. • Concerned with things that can be verified – FACTS. • Normally refers to or re...

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Accuracy of Hollywood Movies.

Accuracy of Hollywood Movies.

When comparing the data results of how accurate different Hollywood movies are it is evident that they are not always conveying the truth. Looking at the data for Imitation Game which is shown to only be 42.3% truth. Where as, Selma is said to be 100% based on facts is shocking. Especially since the Imitation Game was meant to be based on a completely true story of how Alan Turing was able to crac...

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Ella Forbes – Performer and now businesswoman.

Ella Forbes has made some major changes in her life recently, from focusing on herself to improve her study habits and her outlook on life to adventuring into the world of business incorporating her love for Performing arts. Ellie went along to talk to Ella about how she went from being a performing arts student to a newly found businesswoman. 00

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Review: Feeling festive at Winter Wonderland

Review: Feeling festive at Winter Wonderland

The perfect attraction for this time of year, Winter Wonderland 2018 has come back around to Hyde Park in London. This is event is ever popular in the community and is sure to put the Christmas spirit into any Scrooge out there. 00

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Traditional vs Technology-Driven

Traditional vs Technology-Driven

Increasing tensions have amounted to quite a few issues between traditional and technology-driven journalism. This issue is more of a conceptual than an actual issue because traditional journalists try to include technology into their news. Traditional will never be able to control what people say online so rather than completely cutting off the internet it is better to use this to attract new aud...

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