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

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What’s the global #ddj community tweeting about? Racism. Our NodeXL mapping from June 19 to 25 includes Germany’s discriminatory housing by @SPIEGELONLINE and @br_data, data on cop stops by race from @StanfordEng and @StanfordJourn, and a report on big data for gender from @Data2X.

Germany’s Housing Discrimination Problem

Bayerischen Rundfunk and Spiegel journalists sent 20,000 housing requests to the German authorities in order to investigate whether there is a systematic disadvantage against non-German profiles. They found it was particularly difficult to find apartments when the seeker was of Turkish or Arabic origin.

Open Policing: Data on Cop Stops

The Stanford Open Policing Project, a unique partnership between the Stanford Computational Journalism Lab and the Stanford School of Engineering, collects data on vehicle and pedestrian stops from law enforcement departments across the United States. There are already 130 million records from 31 state police agencies collected, and analysis of the data revealed significant racial disparities in policing.

Labour’s Youth Boost: Britain in 2017

The Guardian‘s analysis found that young voters gave Labour a significant boost while many voters also crossed party lines, challenging traditional class-party loyalties.

Big Data for Gender

In Data2X’s report “Big Data and the Well-Being of Women and Girls,” researchers demonstrated how four big data sources can be harnessed to fill gender data gaps, measure gender inequality and improve understanding of the mental health of girls and women.

Foreigners in Switzerland

Switzerland has one of the highest proportions of foreign residents in the world. Swissinfo.ch took a closer look at the length of stay of foreign residents in Switzerland by nationality.

Interactive: Switzerland’s Disappearing Post Offices

About 600 post offices will be cut by 2020. Blick analysed which cantons will be particularly hard hit by the disappearances.

Visualizing Data with Tableau

Learn how to visualize data with Tableau following this clear, step-by-step guide prepared by 2016 School of Data fellow Omar Luna.

ICFJ Knight Fellowship in Latin America

The ICFJ is seeking outstanding applicants with a background in digital journalism for a one-year fellowship in Central America, Mexico and/or Colombia

2017 School of Data: Fellows & Experts

School of Data announces its selection of 2017 fellows and its addition of data experts.

Data Journalism at University College Dublin

This new Professional Certificate in Data Journalism will enable working journalists, or graduates in journalism and communication degrees, to further their education in this emerging area and equip themselves with the data skills needed in today’s newsrooms and in the competitive, data intensive economy.

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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