Top Ten #ddj: This Week’s Top Data Journalism

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What’s the global #ddj community tweeting about? Our NodeXL mapping from June 5 to 11 includes #VisualTrumpery from @mcrosasb, analysis of Theresa May’s election disaster by @GuardianVisuals, dataviz structuring strategies from @eagereyes, and school enrollment woes in Delhi from @htTweets.

Lessons From #VisualTrumpery

Five takeaways from data expert Alberto Cairo’s recent #VisualTrumpery lecture in Barcelona on data journalists’ attitude towards teaching the audience to properly interpret graphs and visualizations.

DataViz Structuring Strategies

How should you sequence information in a data story so it makes the most sense? Are some sequences better than others? Robert Kosara, Jessica Hullman and Heidi Lam look at sequence and how people structure information in a presentation context.

How Theresa May’s Election Gamble Failed

Data visualization by The Guardian displays a few reasons for Theresa May’s election disaster: the Brexit effect did nothing for her, high turnout caught her off guard and Labour retained seats in deprived areas.

Enrollment Difficulties in Delhi

The Hindustan Times illustrates why it’s so difficult to find a good government school in Delhi, including data on overcrowding, the lack of science streams in secondary schools and problematic transportation issues.

French Parliamentary Elections

Find all the results of the first round of the 2017 French election in this interactive map by Rue89 Strasbourg.

French Jobs Relocate

From the archives: Jobs that disappear in France are sometimes reborn abroad. According to DataMatch, the relocation of these jobs mostly falls within Europe.

Exploratory Data Analysis in Python

Breakdown of Chloe Mawer and Jonathan Whitmore’s tutorial of exploratory data analysis during PyCon 2017, with an introduction to Jupyter Notebooks and exploratory analysis of several datasets.

Text Mining

Beautiful visualizations using Python of how language differs among document types by Jason Kessler.

European Data Conference

Three weeks left to the @datajconf in Dublin on July 6 and 7. Sign up now to join practitioners and academics in the fields of journalism and news production and information, data, social and computer sciences in multidisciplinary discussions.

Flourish DataViz Platform

Data journalists and designers with an eye for storytelling and data design — but perhaps not the skills of a coder — will be able to build on Flourish’s basic templates easily and make their graphics more quickly.

Thanks, once again, to Marc Smith of Connected Action for gathering the links and graphing them.

For a look at Marc Smith’s mapping on #ddj on Twitter, check out this map.

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