What’s the global data journalism community tweeting about this week? Our NodeXL #ddj mapping from Aug 13 to 19 finds @puddingviz proving that women’s pockets are inferior to men’s once and for all, @vizzuality on cartographers presenting nocturnal activity in daytime maps, @InfoTimes_ discovering the bots behind political debate in Egypt, @Bahareh360 on where to study ddj, and @hnrklndbrg’s visualizations on everything from loner jobs to knife emergency-room visits.
Pudding’s Pocket Inequality
Women worldwide already know the pockets on women’s jeans are impractically tiny, and now Pudding has provided the data and analysis to prove it. Dive into the data of pocket inequality.
This explainer on the inferiority of women's pockets is just excellent. Writing, research, data, graphics, everything. Designers and retailers, please take note. https://t.co/1lm16toCfv
— Royal (@aroyalbox) August 16, 2018
Are Maps Afraid of the Dark?
In this piece from April, social scientist Jamie Gibson discusses how developers of maps tend to use daytime basemaps to present their data even if they are looking at nocturnal activity, and how these choices have an impact on our understanding of the world.
Are our Maps afraid of the dark? https://t.co/UXcGdUMvYu Watch the leading edge of sunrise sweep across Europe and Africa, and all the tweets (yellow hotspots) as people greet the rising sun. @Medium pic.twitter.com/vuwk0msg9r
— Beautiful Maps (@BeautifulMaps) August 16, 2018
Bots Dominate Political Debate in Egypt
InfoTimes analyzed political hashtags on Twitter from opposing sides in Egypt and found that some of the intensive tweeting and retweeting of the hashtag were done by automated accounts.
— Hisham Allam (@_HishamAllam) August 15, 2018
Loner Jobs and Knife Emergency Room Visits
Swedish “maker of charts” Henrik Lindberg collates all his data visualizations under one roof. His beautiful data visualizations are an eclectic bunch, from Knife Emergency Room Visits to Loner Jobs.
— Mara Averick (@dataandme) August 14, 2018
Hot and Dry Records
Spiegel Online created interactive charts in which readers can check how hot and dry their city was between April and July 2018 compared to previous years.
— Alex Kruse (@krusealex2013) August 16, 2018
Dataset for Data Journalism Studies
Information scientist and data journalist Dr. Bahareh Heravi compiled a dataset of 219 unique data journalism-related modules and programs offered around the world.
— Samantha Sunne (@SamanthaSunne) August 17, 2018
US Midterms Forecast
FiveThirtyEight prepared a 2018 US midterms election forecast. You can view the chances of each candidate winning for every district. The forecast will be updated every day through to November 6.
I really appreciate the effort to communicate ambiguity and the intricacies of statistics to users. And yet I wonder if three different probabilities are helpful. https://t.co/30vwKqJm5J pic.twitter.com/d3ofPkxNb9
— David Bauer (@davidbauer) August 17, 2018
Data Literacy Association Launched in Turkey
The Data Literacy Association was established last month in Turkey with eight pioneers aiming to add skills in data literacy and data analysis. Membership is open to anyone who either wants to produce data projects or contribute to the development of the use of data. Here’s the article in Turkish.
A new data literary org has just been announced in #Turkey. We're excited to follow @voydorg's work establishing a Local Public Open Data Index, #opendata training for civil society, and more: https://t.co/7SkN57dXuh #ddj pic.twitter.com/0ZdhThEE7x
— DataDrivenJournalism (@ddjournalism) August 13, 2018
Open Data Brazil
Brasil.io was created to make Brazilian data in the public interest available in accessible formats. Browse their repository of public data and join their chat to learn how to collaborate.
Hoje enviamos mais uma newsletter do https://t.co/EB6WCrpDLF com novidades sobre os datasets salários magistrados (do @CNJ_oficial) e sócios brasil (da @ReceitaFederal). Perdeu? Leia aqui: https://t.co/bmfCJ2WvVz e aproveite para se cadastrar 🙂 #opendata #opengov #civictech #ddj
— Álvaro Justen (@turicas) August 17, 2018
Trucking in Venezuela
The Hilux truck leads production and automative sales in the worse automative period in Venezuela.
Hilux es vehículo más ensamblado y vendido en peor semestre automotriz de Venezuela https://t.co/0ZG3NHXyl0 Y se han importado dos Audis… lo mismo que el año pasado, lujos exorbitantes en medio de la crisis #periodismodedatos #ddj
— Jeanfreddy Gutiérrez (@jeanfreddy) August 13, 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.