GIJN’s Data Journalism Top 10: Deadly Cycling Cities, GIFs with a Bang and Sustainable Development

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What’s the global data journalism community tweeting about this week? Our NodeXL #ddj mapping from July 2 to 8 finds @MarieSegger‘s tips on highlighting data journalism using GIFs, @edebourgoing’s digging into data anomalies, @jplusplus_‘s news finding bot service, @nicolaskb’s deadliest cities for cyclists, and Kepler.gl’s data-driven mapping tool.

GIFs with a Bang

Data and social media fellow at The Economist, Marie Segger, shares lessons on how to showcase data journalism using GIFs on social media.

Finding Leads in a Data Haystack

Newsworthy is a news service which automatically finds news leads in large amounts of statistical data by picking out overarching trends or anomalies that stand out from the norm. The tool earned a place on the Data Journalism Awards 2018 shortlist for its innovation in data journalism.

Data-Driven Mapping Tool

Are you a map enthusiast, data scientist or developer? Create cool data-driven maps with Kepler.gl, a powerful open source geospatial analysis tool for large-scale data sets. Here’s a short tutorial (in Turkish) on how to use the tool.

Dangerous Cities for Cyclists

Data journalist Nicolas Kayser-Bril looked at the number of casualties for every million bicycle rides in Berlin, London, Paris, Barcelona and Helsinki. Can you guess which city is the most dangerous for cyclists?

After Basic DataViz

So you’ve covered the basics of visualization. Where do you go from there? Nathan Yau offers the next steps to take to actually work with the data that’s been dug up. This piece was originally written in 2013 but is enjoying a resurgence on Twitter.

Visualizing Amalgamation Paradoxes and Ecological Fallacies

Inspired by an article and talk by data scientist Heather Krause, data visualization expert Alberto Cairo has been searching for examples of amalgamation paradoxes and ecological fallacies. Here, he recreated Krause’s charts with more recent data using INZight.

Sustainable Development Goals Tracker

Our World in Data’s Sustainable Development Goal Tracker is newly improved to track 17 goals, 169 targets and 232 indicators. Gaps in the data availability remain and users of the trackers are invited to notify the team of data they might have missed.

Berliner Morgenpost’s Infographics Collection

Together with Webkid, the Berliner Morgenpost’s interactive team compiled some of Berliner Morgenpost’s most interesting visualizations, infographics, maps and organizational charts in one portfolio. See charts on the paper’s travel trends, favorite sports, startups’ scene and more.

Data-driven Investigative Stories

UCD Data Journalism, a data journalism studio run by the students and participants of Data Journalism CPD program at University College Dublin, has just updated its portfolio with some new data-driven investigative stories.

Data Fellowship in Eastern Europe

The International Center for Journalists is seeking an individual with strong background in data journalism for a one-year ICFJ Knight Fellowship to promote data-driven reporting techniques in Central and Eastern Europe. The successful fellow will work with the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project .


Thanks, once again, to Marc Smith of Connected Action for gathering the links and graphing them.

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.

For a look at Marc Smith’s mapping on #ddj on Twitter, check out this map.

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