What’s the global data journalism community tweeting about this week? Our NodeXL #ddj mapping from February 26 to March 4 finds @morgenpost setting Germany’s poll data to music, @A_agadjanian showing Google Trends data on people’s interest in gun control after deadly shootings in the US, and @puntofisso rounding up an interesting list of #ddj and #opendata newsletters.
Berliner Morgenpost had the ingenious idea of setting the German Social Democratic Party’s 20 years of opinion poll numbers to music. Listen for the descending arpeggio.
— Julius Tröger (@juliustroeger) March 1, 2018
Alexander Agadjanian looks at Google Trends data on searches for “gun control” in the US and found that attention usually evaporates a week after a deadly mass shooting, though Sandy Hook, San Bernardino and Stoneman Douglas are exceptions.
Here are web searches for “gun control” in the U.S. about a week before and after 7 of the deadliest mass shootings (using @GoogleTrends data). Attention typically evaporates by now. Sandy Hook & San Bern. were exceptions in how it persisted, Stoneman Douglas looks like one too pic.twitter.com/rQfE2rHeGd
— Alexander Agadjanian (@A_agadjanian) February 23, 2018
Data Newsletters Roundup
Technologist Giuseppe Sollazzo rounds up a list of #ddj and #opendata newsletters, including Peter Yeung’s 1801, Rachel Schallom’s Best in Digital Storytelling and Jeremy Singer-Vine’s Data is Plural.
1/ THREAD – I’ve been asked by some friends and readers which #newsletters I read, other than my own. I mostly read #ddj– and #opendata– related newsletter, with some exceptions for good storytelling.
Here’s a day-by-day reading list for your enjoyment.
— Giuseppe Sollazzo (@puntofisso) February 27, 2018
Mikhail Popov, a data analyst at the Wikimedia Foundation, led a workshop on visualization literacy recently. A short guide from that workshop is now available online.
— Emma Vaast (@emmavaast) March 6, 2018
Open Data Handbook — Turkish!
Open Knowledge International’s Open Data Handbook has been translated into Turkish. The guide discusses the why, what and how of open data — why to go open, what open is, and a how-to open data.
— Veri Gazeteciliği Platformu (@DagmedyaVeri) February 26, 2018
Europe’s Data Help Desk
Working on a story about European Affairs? Need assistance on gathering data and the best way to visualize them? Just ask EdjNet.
— European Data Journalism Network (@EdjNet) March 5, 2018
Underrepresented in German Parliament
Süddeutsche Zeitung analyzed the composition of Germany’s parliament and found several population groups underrepresented. Not only are there too few women and not enough migrants in the Bundestag, but there are also too few rural residents, too few people with a high school diploma and too few with a disability.
— miska knapek (@miskaknapek) March 1, 2018
Online Data Course
Registration is open for the fourth edition of Abraji’s Online Course on Data Journalism with SQL (in Portuguese). By the end of the course, participants should be able to analyze databases released by government agencies.
— Rodolfo Viana (@rodolfoviana) February 26, 2018
Google News Lab Fellowship
The Google News Lab Fellowship offers students interested in journalism and technology the opportunity to spend the summer working at relevant organizations to gain valuable experience and make lifelong contacts. Applications are still open for the UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Finland and Ireland.
Das @googlenewslab Fellowship geht in die 3. Runde – mit mehr Vielfalt und mehr Partnern! Interessierte KandidatInnen können sich ab sofort hier bewerben: https://t.co/JwsYGuMJFV #Journalismus #Google pic.twitter.com/rCXHPPeB8y
— Google Deutschland (@GoogleDE) February 28, 2018
Pardons in Spain
Fundación Civio’s El indultómetro project visualizes all the pardons granted in Spain since 1996. Find out how many pardons are granted each year and for which crimes.
Since 2013, the number of pardons issued in #Spain has dropped significantly: from 1.5 pardons been issued a day to 1.5 per week. Why? An investigation from @civio unearthed unseen #data: https://t.co/uPiyqxiAIs #ddj #data4good #datajournalism pic.twitter.com/SXrOuInMEv
— DataDrivenJournalism (@ddjournalism) February 26, 2018