GIJN’s Data Journalism Top 10: Copycat Laws, Melting Ice, Rwanda’s Genocide Trials, Data Do’s and Don’ts

What’s the global data journalism community tweeting about this week? Our NodeXL #ddj mapping from April 1 to 7 finds @JuliaAngwin sharing do’s and don’ts of data journalism projects at @journalismfest, @elconfidencial highlighting the negative effects on Spain’s economy if women stopped working for a day, @azcentral and @USATODAY revealing just how many bills in the United States are copied from model legislations, and @justiceinfonet visualizing data on trials for the Rwandan genocide.

How They Did It: A Private Yacht, a Luxury Jet and Hungary’s Governing Elite

In the hot summer of 2018, Hungary’s Atlatszo tracked two luxury vehicles – a private plane and a yacht – that the Hungarian government elite, including Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and his closest allies, used to travel to business meetings, football games and vacations abroad. Here’s how they did it.

How to Dox Yourself

If you’re like most people, there are bits of information about you scattered around the internet. These breadcrumbs can be used to “dox” journalists, which is when malicious actors track down and share private information. Here’s how to dox yourself and safeguard your information before someone else can dox you.

GIJN’s Data Journalism Top 10: Visualizing Air Raids, Dictator Decrees, Dataviz Crimes, Random Samples

What’s the global data journalism community tweeting about this week? Our NodeXL #ddj mapping from March 25 to 31 finds @ajlabs visualizing air raids through sound, @infobae exposing secret dictatorship decrees in Argentina, @albertocairo presenting on how charts can be misleading and how to fix them, and @TheEconomist laying bare the “crimes” against data visualization they have committed.