Top 10 in Data Journalism: Ethics, Awards and Open Source for IJ

What’s the global data journalism community tweeting about this week? Our NodeXL #ddj mapping from April 9 to 15 finds an ultra useful data visualization tool that is perfect for non-programmers by @Adobe and @GeorgiaTech, a list of 99 amazing data journalism works by @GENinnovate’s Data Journalism Awards nominees and @CARTO shares 50 experts on location intelligence to follow.

How Pakistani Journalists Subvert Danger — and the Narrative — with Data

Journalists exposing corruption in countries with limited rule of law face enormous risks and their stories may not necessarily make things better for anyone. In Pakistan, journalists have employed a different — and safer — approach to trigger positive change by avoiding front-page corruption exposés and using data journalism to expose flaws in the system instead. A GIJN original.

Historian: Why Reporters Are Heroes of Our Time

The real heroes are reporters who are out there taking risks by reporting the truth, says US historian Timothy Snyder. Support them by subscribing to newspapers and reading and sharing good journalism. And next time you meet a journalist, try thanking them for their service.

Who Maps the World?

OpenStreetMap is the self-proclaimed Wikipedia of maps. It’s a free and open-source sketch of the globe, created by a volunteer pool that essentially crowdsources the map, tracing parts of the world that haven’t yet been logged. But despite its democratic aims, it’s still much like the mapping world overall — overwhelmingly dominated by male cartographers. That’s starting to change.

Top 10 in Data Journalism: Rio’s Militias, OCCRP’s Database and Brexit’s Brits

What’s the global data journalism community tweeting about this week? Our NodeXL #ddj mapping from April 2 to 8 finds an alarming piece by @iamdylancurran on how much data Facebook and Google have actually gleaned from us, @OCCRP’s powerful database of public records and leaks, @davidottewell’s take on the evolution of data journalism and an investigation by @TheInterceptBr into the militias in Rio de Janeiro.