Title: Visualizing Data for the News Report: The practice of data journalism
Speaker: Dr. Xiaokun WU
Time: 12:00-13:00 (29 April, Thursday)
About the speaker:
Dr. XiaoKun WU received her Ph.D. degree from Shanghai University, China in 2010. She is currently a professor with the School of Journalism & Communication, and pursuing her PhD degree from the School of Computer Science and Engineering, both in South China University of Technology, China. She has authored three academic books and over 40 research papers in her research areas. Her research interests include data journalism, online collective actions and communication models, mass communications.
Prof. WU has won ministerial awards 4 times, including the First Prize in Social Sciences and Humanities Research in Shanghai (2016). She was invited to lecture at different universities, such as Jonkoping University (August 2015 to September), Sun Yat-Sen University(2017), Shenzhen University(2017), and Fudan University(2017).
The field of media and communication has expanded substantially in China over the last few decades. New Media and the Transformations of Social Life in China covers in detail the main aspects related to media in China, including new media technologies, social networks, media convergence, smart cities, digital media, information and communication technology (ICT), and risk society. A major strength of this book is its coverage of the role of ICT for social participation in urban policy and management areas, which include e-governance, social security, and decision support systems.