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

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What’s the #ddj community tweeting about? Our NodeXL mapping from May 22 to 28 includes what it’s like to code as a journalist from @CJR, artists and designers visualizing Google search data from @FastCoDesign, the Data Journalism Awards 2017 shortlist from @mberzosa and Austria’s changing job market from @derStandardat.

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

Coding as a Journalist

In the first in a series of interviews with those practicing visual journalism, David Yanofsky, a reporter at Quartz, shares insights about his recent visualization efforts and where he gets inspiration for story ideas.

Pretty Cool: Artists and Google Search Data

Google News Lab is inviting artists and designers to dig into its massive trove of data about what the world Googles.

Data Journalism Awards Shortlist

Winners will be announced on June 22 at the 7th Global Editors Network Summit in Vienna. Categories include Data Visualization of the Year, Investigation of the Year and Open Data.

Where the Jobs Are

Der Standard’s analysis of Austria’s census surveys in 2001 and 2014 shows jobs are mostly created in larger urban areas while rural areas experience brain drain.

How Not To Be Wrong

Your story can be mathematically true but incorrect in context or explanation. This six-point checklist by The New York Times’ Robert Gebeloff will help ensure your data journalism project is not half true or wrong.


A new R package allows users to interface with the US Census Bureau’s decennial Census and five-year American Community APIs and return tidyverse-ready data frames.

Money Map: Bitcoining it in Real Time

Imperial College London maps in real time the volume and location of bitcoin transactions across 64 screens.

Facebook Friends and Right-Wing Networks

Analysis of the Facebook connections of right-wing movements, politicians and the media in Europe reveals overlaps.

US Presidential Election Map

Results mapped at a county level showing the candidate with the largest vote share in each area for 2016.

Game On: FC Köln’s Season Matches

Check out the interactive data on FC Köln’s 2016/17 season’s matches including the goals, concedes, points and cards.

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

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