What’s the global data journalism community tweeting about this week? Our NodeXL #ddj mapping from June 4 to 10 finds an awesome curated list of resources for visualizing music by @Willian_justen, a deep dive into unsolved murders in America by @washingtonpost and @CarbonBrief mapping of the past, present and future of global coal power plants.
Simon Says: Music Visualization
Check out this mega-list of music visualization-related resources compiled by Willian Justen, including books, experiments, tutorials and fun sites, such as “Play a Cornet to Donald Trump,” “Typatone” and “Simon Says.”
— Steffen Kühne (@stekhn) June 5, 2018
Diving Deep Into Unsolved Murders
The Washington Post has mapped more than 52,000 homicides in 50 US cities over the past decade and found dozens of “low-arrest zones” where murder is common but arrests are rare. The homicide data collected in this 18-month project is shared on Github. It includes the location of the killing, whether an arrest was made and, in most cases, basic demographic information about each victim.
In major cities all over U.S., there are neighborhoods where murders are consistently going unsolved.
— Kaeti Hinck (@kaeti) June 6, 2018
The way coal’s next chapter unfolds is key to tackling climate change. Carbon Brief created a cool interactive map of the past, present and future of the world’s coal power plants.
— Unearthed (@UE) June 9, 2018
AI’s Breakthrough Year in Journalism
Paul Bradshaw summarizes the key takeaways of the Global Editors Network Summit on the influence of artificial intelligence in journalism, covering voice AI, bots, monetization and verification.
— Paul Bradshaw (@paulbradshaw) June 5, 2018
Global Migration Data Portal
The Global Migration Data Portal brings together key facts and figures about global migration trends and topics in one place and communicates global data on migration through visualizations, infographics and videos, including a spin-the-wheel visualization on Sustainable Development Goals.
— DataDrivenJournalism (@ddjournalism) June 9, 2018
News, Numbers and Public Opinion
An Nguyen’s edited collection “News, Numbers and Public Opinion in a Data-Driven World” is a timely contribution in a period rife with concern about disinformation and fake news. Sabrina Wilkinson reviews the book.
— The Sociological Review (@TheSocReview) June 7, 2018
Webinar: Turning Numbers into Narrative
Poynter’s NewsU is offering a two-part Investigative Reporting: From Numbers to Narrative webinar taught by WRAL News investigative reporter Tyler Dukes. This webinar is for those looking for strategies to wrangle data and use it accurately to find and tell stories.
— Tyler Dukes (@mtdukes) June 12, 2018
Transparency in Spain (Spanish)
Rafa Camacho curated 313 articles related to transparency in Spain and put them together in one handy downloadable PDF.
📌https://t.co/IraOf4jzN4#Transparencia #GobiernoAbierto #ParticipacionCiudadana #DatosAbiertos #Comunicacion #AAPP #ddj #Gobierno #AdministraacionElectronica #RGPD #LCSP#ContentCuration #curation #contentcurator pic.twitter.com/oZJVeb0B1V
— Rafa Camacho (@rafacamu) June 6, 2018
Free Course: DataViz for Human Rights
Learn how to write a data visualization brief, explore and analyze a data set, organize your data and select the most appropriate visualization method for your data. This free course is taught by information designer Stefanie Posavec.
— Advocacy Assembly (@Advocassembly) June 6, 2018
DataViz Summer School in Netherlands
Graphic Hunters is organising a data visualization summer school on August 21, 23 and 24 at the Centraal Museum in Utrecht, Netherlands. Learn from information designers Federica Fragapane and Moritz Stefaner.
Designing with #data – here you can sign up for my #dataviz workshop with @GraphicHunters! https://t.co/z7tPTKP9aa. We’ll work together on the design of meaningful and elegant visual narratives and we’ll also experiment with #datasculpture! #datavisualization #ddj #infographics pic.twitter.com/jHQi2FJiGM
— Federica Fragapane (@fedfragapane) June 5, 2018
Eunice Au is GIJN’s program coordinator. Previously, she was a Malaysia correspondent for Singapore’s The Straits Times, and a journalist at the New Straits Times. She has also written for The Sun, Malaysian Today and Madam Chair.