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Peer Reviewing Our Data Stories

As journalists who analyze data for stories, we strive to hold ourselves accountable to a high standard of accuracy. But checking our work is rarely a straightforward process. Newsroom editors and fact-checkers might not have enough data expertise. Often, we need an outside opinion. Ideally, we could ask each other for advice, or even turn to experts in other fields for help. In academia, asking for outside comment before publication is broadly referred to as “peer review.”

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Top Ten #ddj: 2016’s Most Popular Data Journalism Links

Here are the top data journalism tweets for 2016, per our NodeXL mapping: #PanamaPapers (@ICIJorg); #ddj awards (@GENinnovate); China stereotypes (@ForeignPolicy); U.S. poor & shrinking middle class (@NYTimes, @FT); Earth temps (@HomesAtMetacoda); Germany’s greenest cities (@morgenpost); & more.

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Top Ten #ddj: The Week’s Most Popular Data Journalism Links

What are the hottest data journalism tweets? Here are top links for Dec. 12-18: An ode to bar charts (@stdbrouw); recommended data read (@albertocairo); CO2 emissions (@CarbonBrief); world tax & GDP data (@MaxCRoser); Twitter network graph (@was3210); French origins (@LeTelegramme); & more.

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Top Ten #ddj: The Week’s Most Popular Data Journalism Links

What are the hot data journalism tweets? Here are top links for Dec. 5-11: pie chart abuse (@johngrimwade); transit data tool (@ddjournalism); big data stories (@BigDataGirl); US diversity map (@PostGraphics); ddj survey (@Bahareh360); Swiss sprawl (@srfdata); dataviz types (@pol_ferrando); more.

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Top Ten #ddj: The Week’s Most Popular Data Journalism Links

What are the hot data journalism tweets? Here are top links for Nov. 28-Dec 4: Data Journalism Awards (@GENinnovate); ddj survey (@ddjournalism); US infrastructure (@PostGraphics); Trump chart + cartoon (@albertocairo); Trump & Breitbart tweet analysis (@lamthuyvo); data blog (@Creatuluw) & more.

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David Donald: A Remembrance

Editor’s Note: It is with great sadness that we at GIJN announce the passing of David Donald, a much-treasured colleague and teacher in our community. David died on Saturday after a year-long battle with cancer. He was 64. We asked his longtime friend, GIJN Board Chair Brant Houston, to write this remembrance.

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Top Ten #ddj: The Week’s Most Popular Data Journalism Links

What are the hot data journalism tweets? Here are top links for Nov. 21-27: Korea president scandal (@ReutersGraphics); post-truth questions (@nicolaskb); UK beneficial ownership (@Global_Witness); exhaust data (@paulxmccarthy); dataviz catalog (@SR_Visual_Info); Turkish schools (@dagmedya) & more.