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dataSTories: How ST is using data & machine learning for reporting
Every year, parents across Singapore tackle the P1 registration phases armed with data. At The Straits Times, the team wanted to see how this data could be used in a meaningful way for their readers, and not just for reporting. This is where machine learning was used to create one of their most popular dataSTories to date. http://str.sg/p1-reg Thong Yong Jun, senior web developer, will go into detail about how he used machine learning in the P1 story and Rebecca Pazos, interactive graphics journalist, will introduce the new dataSTories concept and talk about some of the other pieces that have been created so far this year. Explaining the gender pay gap in Singapore: https://graphics.straitstimes.com/STI/STIMEDIA/Interactives/2018/03/dataSTories-gender-pay-gap/index.html Public holidays in Asia: https://graphics.straitstimes.com/STI/STIMEDIA/Interactives/2018/04/data-story-public-holidays/index.html Love scams in Singapore: https://graphics.straitstimes.com/STI/STIMEDIA/Interactives/2018/03/data-stories-love-in-exchange-for-cash/index.html

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The worlds of hackers and journalists are coming together as reporting goes digital and Internet companies become media empires.

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