What’s the global data journalism community tweeting about this week? Our NodeXL #ddj mapping from March 26 to April 1 finds @washingtonpost on fatal police shootings, @decodeurs mapping Europe’s terrorist attacks, @DagmedyaVeri‘s open data resources for Turkey and an undated chart of shrinking donut holes from the @smithsonian archives.
Donut Hole Theory
This chart, part of the Smithsonian’s Sally L Steinberg Collection of Doughnut Ephemera, argues that the size of the donut hole has gradually shrunk over the years. Vox has a whole donut hole debate here.
If I were a *real* professor on the tenure track, this is the type of research I’d be doing. pic.twitter.com/j4tbqKgIlx
— Robert Hernandez (@webjournalist) March 27, 2018
Fatal Shootings Data
The Washington Post is in its fourth year of counting fatal shootings by US police. This year, as of April 2, 10:50 am, 277 people have already been shot and killed by the cops. Explore the data and see the 2015, 2016 and 2017 databases.
In March, American police shot and killed at least 103 people, the second highest total since we started counting and the third highest per-day rate. https://t.co/7GdoE4ji70
— Steven Rich (@dataeditor) April 2, 2018
Terrorist Attacks in Europe
Terrorist attacks have caused at least 2,365 deaths and nearly 8,800 injuries across Europe since 2001. Les Décodeurs mapped the attacks with bubbles directly proportional to the number of people killed and broke down the types of attack.
— European Data Journalism Network (@EdjNet) March 27, 2018
Double Standard in Hurricane Relief
A Politico investigation shows a persistent double standard in President Trump’s handling of relief efforts for Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Maria. Nine days after the respective hurricanes, the Federal Emergency Management Agency had approved $141.8 million in individual assistance to Harvey victims, versus just $6.2 million for Maria victims. Politico has these numbers and more.
The neglect of Puerto Rico after Maria seemed obvious. But Politico has the hard numbers. Utterly shameful https://t.co/39HKBfn9vB
— Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) March 27, 2018
¡Visualización de datos y infografía!
Interactive infographic editor Rafael Höhr curated (in Spanish) a list of essential data visualization resources. His list covers the vocabulary of graphics, tools for visualization and mapping and publications to follow closely for excellent infographics and data visualizations.
— Alejandro Rost (@alerost) March 27, 2018
UK Women Short-Changed
The Financial Times analyzed data on the UK government’s gender pay gap portal and found that more than three out of four UK companies pay their male staff more than their female staff, and in nine out of 17 sectors in the economy, men earn 10 percent or more on average than women.
— Marie Segger (@MarieSegger) March 28, 2018
Veri Kaynagi (Data Source), a database of socio-economic data for Turkey, was recently launched. It compiles public data from official sources and offers them in an easily readable format.
— Veri Gazeteciliği Platformu (@DagmedyaVeri) March 27, 2018
Ich bin ein dataset
Need data on Berlin? At daten.berlin.de, you can find 1706 datasets arranged in 22 categories, including information about public administration, budgets, taxes, environment, traffic and elections.
Die Datenjournalisten nutzen https://t.co/oFjhj2CycY von @OpenDataBerlin in ihrer täglichen Arbeit. Wie selbstverständlich. Z.B haben sie den RSS-Feed https://t.co/9gofmvvwo9 aboniert. #opendata und #ddj. Läuft in Berlin #JournoCon18 https://t.co/sUi5TIHfP5
— Thomas Tursics (@tursics) March 24, 2018
Best of UK Data Journalism
Paul Bradshaw rounds up the best of data journalism in the UK in the first few months of this year.
— laura_ellis (@laura_ellis) April 2, 2018
Tips for Collaboration
Data journalist Mar Cabra shares 10 useful tips for collaborative data journalism projects, in conjunction with the Global Editors Network’s launch of a Data Journalism Den.
— ICIJ (@ICIJorg) April 3, 2018