This Week’s Top 10 in Data Journalism

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What’s the global data journalism community tweeting about this week? Our NodeXL #ddj mapping from March 5 to 11 finds everyone keenly sharing data tipsheets from @IRE_NICAR‘s NICAR18 conference, @texifter discussing how to identify bots versus humans online, and @EdjNet talking to @culukaya about the shocking rates of femicide in Turkey.

NICAR18 Data Tipsheets

Missed out on the NICAR18 conference? This one’s the mother of all data journalism conferences and is worth checking out. Investigative Reporters and Editors is collecting session materials from panels, demos and hands-on classes all on one page — a data geek’s paradise.

Bots or Humans?

In this second part of a three-part series, the Texifter team discusses their findings on how to distinguish between bots and humans. For example, humans and bots tend to use emojis, hashtags, images and rhetorical devices like humor and sarcasm differently.

Shocking Numbers: Femicide in Turkey

Journalist Ceyda Ulukaya talks to the European Data Journalism Network about her project mapping femicides in Turkey. The project, a finalist for the 2016 Data Journalism Awards, covers the period between 2010 and 2017, in which at least 1,964 women were killed. It even details the relationship victims had with their murderers, the “pretext” of the murder and the outcome for the murderer.

Gender Pay Gap in Africa

GenderGap.AFRICA is a tool designed by Code for Africa to help users calculate the gender pay gap in any African country. The tool uses estimated earned income data from the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2017.

Mental Healthcare Failures in UK

A Guardian investigation revealed that at least 271 highly vulnerable mental health patients died between 2012 and 2017 after 706 failings by health bodies in the UK.

Ride with German Commuters

Spiegel Online created this beautiful interactive commuter map of Germany. It tells you where commuters are going, how many fellow commuters take the same crazy long route you take to work and the most important shuttle destinations from a certain town.

2018 Data Journalism Awards

The Data Journalism Awards competition celebrates outstanding work in the field of data journalism worldwide. Did you work on an exceptional data project between April 10, 2017 and March 26, 2018? Submit your entry!

Newsroom Skills Survey Data

Explore the International Center For Journalists’ global survey data on newsroom technology. Filter the data by region, newsroom, position and more, and use the data to inform new strategies and research.

Mapping with Mapbox

Here are five examples of mapping and data visualization using Mapbox, by Parallel, a company of design-led web application developers specializing in mapping and data visualization for clients within the UK healthcare sector. Their data explorations include a heatmap, flood risk planning and an atmospheric emissions inventory.

Small Team, Big Impact

Turns out you don’t need a big newsroom to do award-winning data journalism. Mediashift interviews the heads of data teams from Berliner Morgenpost, Dossier and The Bureau Local and found that small newsrooms can often adapt to change faster and has more permeability between departments.

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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