What’s the global data journalism community tweeting about this week? Our NodeXL #ddj mapping from August 7 to 13 has @UpshotNYT plotting Game of Thrones characters in two dimensions, @paulbradshaw offering 10 principles for data journalism and data journalists at a @dagstuhl workshop with narrative patterns for data-driven storytelling.
The Good, Evil, Ugly and Beautiful of Game of Thrones
Upshot NYT wants your help to plot the characters in Game of Thrones in two dimensions. Assess their overall goodness and their external beauty.
— peter bray (@petebray) August 14, 2017
Ten Principles for Data Journalism
Paul Bradshaw attempts to use Bill Kovach’s and Tom Rosenstiel’s journalism principles as the basis for a set of 10 principles for (modern) data journalism.
— Pınar DağⓋ (@pinardag) August 8, 2017
Delve into data.world
A platform for people to discover and share cool data, connect with interesting people and collaborate on projects involving datasets.
— Shad Reynolds (@shadr) August 11, 2017
Narrative Patterns for Data-Driven Storytelling
This collection of cards came out of a 2016 workshop on data-driven storytelling in Dagstuhl, Germany. A group of data journalists investigated how data-driven stories work and came up with these cards, each representing a specific narrative technique, pattern or “trick” you can apply to effect flow, empathy and argumentation in a data story.
— Steffen Kühne (@stekhn) August 7, 2017
Mapping Spy Planes
The US airspace is buzzing with surveillance aircraft for law enforcement and the military. BuzzFeed News trained a computer to find them.
Incredible: Journalists used machine learning to unmask secret surveillance flights inside the US. https://t.co/reXC2Jq3P7
— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) August 8, 2017
Test Your Dataviz Color Palette
Here’s a graphical user interface (GUI) for viewing, manipulating and choosing hue chroma luminance (HCL) color palettes.
— Steffen Kühne (@stekhn) August 8, 2017
Ethnographer: Design Job of the Future
What is a data ethnographer and why is it poised to become so important? Fast Company has some thoughts on this.
— tvasilchik (@tvasilchik) August 7, 2017
Dataviz: Germany’s Rising Rents
Interactive visualization of rental prices in German cities, which are on the rise. Many quarters are now unaffordable for average income earners.
— Julius Tröger (@juliustroeger) August 7, 2017
Data Journalism Portfolio of Trinity Mirror
Trinity Mirror says data journalism is not a fad nor or a ghetto but rather mainstream journalism that must be widely accessible and lead the “most read” news lists.
— David Ottewell (@davidottewell) March 9, 2017
German Weather Open Data
The German Meteorological Department is making its weather data public.
— ARDZDFmedienakademie (@ARDZDF_Akademie) August 13, 2017