What’s the global data journalism community tweeting about this week? Our NodeXL #ddj mapping from January 15 to 21 finds an interactive @voxdotcom piece on US school districts which are reducing or perpetuating racial segregation, several data-related good book recommendations by @stephencredmond and @Gapminder, a Digitizing Istanbul project by @DagmedyaVeri, and a podcast discussion of memorable visualizations between @michelle_borkin and @datastories.
Gerrymandering the US School System
Vox’s report shows that racial segregation remains in US schools, more than 60 years after the Supreme Court declared school segregation unconstitutional. Groups with political clout — mainly wealthier, whiter communities — have pushed policies that help white families live in heavily white areas and attend heavily white schools.
Love the way this @voxdotcom interactive on segregation in school districts helps the user see the problem with multiple approaches: Maps, bar charts, scatter plots, little people gerrymandering thingies, etc. https://t.co/5jUCfMm1bf pic.twitter.com/5mdnUloceI
— Ryan Sholin (@ryansholin) January 23, 2018
Rechtes Land is an atlas about right-wing structures and activities in Germany. Places of neo-Nazis and other extreme right-wingers, their associations, their murders, their raids and parades are mapped here.
— RechtesLand (@RechtesLand) January 18, 2018
Istanbul Urban Database, created by Nil Tuzcu, is an ongoing digital humanities project, digitizing and visualizing the historic urban archives of Istanbul.
— Veri Gazeteciliği TR (@DagmedyaVeri) January 16, 2018
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— Sushama Ananna (@Ananna16) January 15, 2018
Read Me: DataViz Books
Data professional Stephen Redmond recommends four books for his students at the National College of Ireland: Visualization Analysis & Design by Tamara Munzner, Data Visualisation (A Handbook for Data Driven Design) by Andy Kirk, The Truthful Art by Alberto Cairo, and Information Visualization by Colin Ware.
— Stephen Redmond (@stephencredmond) January 20, 2018
How fast can you expect an ambulance in an emergency in Baden-Baden, Germany?SWR.de breaks it down in this piece.
— Ulrich Lang (@Reperiam) January 17, 2018
10 Reasons We’re Wrong About the World
You can now pre-order the book Factfulness (Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World — and Why Things Are Better Than You Think) by the late Hans Rosling, with Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Rönnlund.
— Gapminder (@Gapminder) January 19, 2018
Dissecting Dumb Data
Noah Yonack, a senior at Harvard University, picks several examples of statistics from supposedly reliable sources and dissects why they are misleading.
— Disrupt MediaLab (@dmedialab) January 7, 2018
Make It Memorable: Remember the Dinosaur
Data Stories Podcast speaks to Michelle Borkin, assistant professor at Northeastern University. She talks about how the data viz community can better support the work of scientists, her popular research on data visualization memorability and, of course, the infamous data viz dinosaur.
— Pınar DağⓋ (@pinardag) January 18, 2018
Data Intersections is an experimental (and free!) one-day event in Miami, where six people from journalism, data science, artificial intelligence and the digital humanities chat about data’s influence and their thoughts about the promises or challenges data poses. Find out more in Alberto Cairo’s blogpost here.
We have a new FREE #dataviz #ddj #data 1-day conference in #Miami on March 2nd: https://t.co/P9J48mAxo7, a conversation between people who use data in different disciplines. Miami is lovely in March, so join us! More info coming soon. Register here: https://t.co/KXxHJ0rDdE pic.twitter.com/xEFKcPVsGF
— Alberto Cairo (@albertocairo) January 17, 2018