What’s the #ddj community tweeting about? Our NodeXL mapping from May 29 to June 4 features research on social media propaganda from @ddjournalism, mapping global refugee flow from @FastCompany and the tax bracket racket from @voxdotcom.
Propaganda on Social Media
Research by the University of Copenhagen’s Johan Farkas and Jannick Schou highlights the potential effectiveness and destructiveness of disguised propaganda in social media, triggering even more questions. How widespread are these practices? And how can we find better ways of identifying fake identities and their authors?
— DataDrivenJournalism (@ddjournalism) May 29, 2017
Mapping Global Refugees
Watch Fast Company‘s mesmerizing data visualization of the movement of refugees worldwide since 2000.
— UNHCR United States (@UNHCRUSA) June 5, 2017
Workers in America’s gig economy experience income swings as the number of hours they work changes from week to week, according to The New York Times. And the middle class is not immune.
— NYT Business (@nytimesbusiness) June 6, 2017
Free Data Viz, Analysis Tools
Got data? Computerworld compiled a list of 22 useful tools that can help you turn your data into informative, engaging graphics.
— Katie Novak (@KatieNovakUDL) May 30, 2017
10 Charting Tools
La Data Cuenta on creating charts using Infogram, Fusion Tables, Datawrapper and more.
— Hassel Fallas (@HasselFallas) May 31, 2017
100 Years of Taxation
US politicians want to reduce the number of tax brackets because they say it will simplify the tax code. In one chart, Vox plainly illustrates how the changing US tax brackets impacted on income inequality in the post-Reagan era.
— Steffen Kühne (@stekhn) May 29, 2017
Free #ddj Courses
Three free courses on Learno include “Going Viral Using Social Media Analytics” taught by Stijn Debrouwere, “Cleaning Data in Excel” by Maarten Lambrechts and “Mistakes We Made So You Don’t Have To: Data Visualization, Journalism and the Web” by Jonathon Berlin.
— DataDrivenJournalism (@ddjournalism) May 28, 2017
Data Journalism Library
The data visualization library provides a comprehensive collection of data visualization, descriptions and resource links to learn more about visualization techniques.
AP Stylebook Gets Data
The AP Stylebook now includes guidelines on data: requesting it, scraping it, reporting on it and publishing it.
— Mick Côté (@MickCote) May 31, 2017
European Data Conference
The conference in Dublin on July 6 and 7 will look at the global state of data journalism, leveraging search data to bring elections to life and data journalism as a civic duty.
— DataJ Conf (@datajconf) June 2, 2017