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

Understanding who wrote the piece you are reading is a crucial first step towards creating an overall objective view of the information.
Authors with a more consistent digital footprint generally more reliable due to their expertise and extensive coverage of specific subjects, whereas authors with no digital information create a “hole” in our objective analysis.

Author – Bias – Emotions – Facts – Title – Syntax/Grammar

The next aspect to consider is the bias of both the publication and the author who wrote the news piece you are consuming. This is closely attributed to the human nature and its group or individual perspectives that make up a group view, rather than focusing on the subjective side of the bias.
Journalism is hitherto an objective study and application of knowledge.

Author – Bias – Emotions – Facts – Title – Syntax/Grammar

A natural continuation of the human and psychological aspect of both the publication and the authors’ biases are the emotions.

Author – Bias – Emotions – Facts – Title – Syntax/Grammar

When it comes to the facts, there are two correlating aspects that we need to consider: the source itself and the content we’re reading. Where we are reading and what we are reading.
Data Journalism in steps

  1. Find the data
  2. Format them
  3. Visualize them
  4. Tell the story