Document of the Day: DataViz Cheatsheet

Economist Jonathan Schwabish created a handy data visualization cheatsheet with straightforward key principles to adhere to when creating data visualizations. Remember: avoid 3D, make labels easy to read and try small multiples.

GIJN’s Data Journalism Top 10: German Heat, Austrian Arms, Quebec School Fees and Salvadoran Kidney Disease

What’s the global data journalism community tweeting about this week? Our NodeXL #ddj mapping from Sept 3 to 9 finds @FiveThirtyEight attacked by the green-eyed monster with their equivalent of Bloomberg’s “Jealousy List,” @daswasfehlt breaks down Austria’s export of arms, @GoogleAI announces the beta launch of Google Datasets Search, and @SZ documents how climate change is wreaking havoc on temperatures in Germany but boosting ice-cream sales.

GIJN’s Data Journalism Top 10: School Shootings, Trains vs Planes, Ukraine-Russia Trade, UK Airport Crimes

What’s the global data journalism community tweeting about this week? Our NodeXL #ddj mapping from Aug 27 to Sept 2 finds @nytclimate personalizing climate change, @npr fact-checking the US Education Department’s school shooting data, @dwnews calculating the cost of travel to the environment, and @junkcharts dissecting the strengths of Thailand cave rescue data visualizations.

How La Nación’s Data Team Produces Award-Winning Stories

Data journalism is booming in Latin America, particularly in Argentina. La Nación data journalist Carolina Ávila, who led the team that won the best use of data in a breaking news story category in the 2018 Data Journalism Awards, shares their secret to success — an interdisciplinary team, creativity and ability to turn around stories quickly.

GIJN’s Data Journalism Top 10: Muslims to Mecca, Women (Not) in Netflix, Inside Airbnb Europe, London’s Foul Air

What’s the global data journalism community tweeting about this week? Our NodeXL #ddj mapping from Aug 20 to 26 finds @Numerama analyzing the representation of women in @netflix series and finds it lacking, @AJEnglish creating an interactive explainer on how 2 million Muslims make the pilgrimage to Mecca every year, @FT readers brainstorming air pollution solutions for London, and @Bastamag digging into data of @Airbnb — a cash cow for home renters.

GIJN’s Data Journalism Top 10: Egyptian Bots, Pocket Inequality, Loner Jobs and Knife Emergencies

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 pondering the impact cartographers have on our understanding of the world by presenting nocturnal activity in daytime maps, @InfoTimes_ discovering the bots behind the political debate in Egypt and @hnrklndbrg’s visualizations on everything from loner jobs to knife emergency room visits.

One-on-One Mentoring at IJAsia18: Data Journalism and Sustainable Journalism

GIJN is excited to offer one-on-one mentoring on data journalism and sustainable journalism practices at the upcoming Asian Investigative Journalism Conference in Seoul this October 5-7. These special sessions are in addition to our regular panels and workshops, and are designed to give personalized feedback and advice on the challenges you and your organization face.

GIJN’s Data Journalism Top 10: Faking Climate Change Data and in WEB Du Bois’ Black Americ

What’s the global data journalism community tweeting about this week? Our NodeXL #ddj mapping from Aug 6 to 12 finds @sciam profiling a new color scale for the color blind, @EDudinskij’s fun dissertation on dataviz in science fiction movies, @morgenpost using satellite imagery to show the consequences of droughts, and @gregladen and Grant Foster calling bull on a climate change denier’s flawed graphs.

America’s Cultural Landscape, Germany’s Record Summer, Spain’s Immigration Boom, Google’s Data Search

What’s the global data journalism community tweeting about this week? Our NodeXL #ddj mapping from July 30 to Aug 5 finds practical advice from @junkcharts for conference presenters to showcase their graphics, @Google making data in data journalism pieces more searchable, @funkeinteraktiv displaying the ways Germany is breaking records this summer, @eldiarioes examining Spain’s immigration boom and author Colin Woodard breaking down America’s regional cultures in The New York Times.