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This Week’s Top 10 in Data Journalism

What’s the global data journalism community tweeting about this week? Our NodeXL #ddj mapping from February 5 to 11 finds @flowingdata‘s tips to visualizing missing or incomplete data, statistics of women’s challenges in journalism by @abraji and @generonumero, and a cool income inequality interactive by @EconomicPolicy.

Visualizing Missing Data

Data often comes incomplete. So what’s a good data journalist to do? Statistician Nathan Yau offers some solutions.

Challenges of Women in Journalism

The Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji) and Gênero e Número conducted research in Brazil, with the support of Google News Lab, to investigate the challenges faced by women in journalism.

Interacting with Income Inequality

Here’s a cool interactive visualization with suggestions on how to fix income inequality in the US through changes in employment, trade, financial regulations and other areas.

Quick Guide: Data Journalism Tools

Yael de Haan, Renée van der Nat and Winny de Jong have created a quick guide for data journalism practitioners to find tools to analyze and visualize data. Find the right data tool according to what you want to do and your level of experience.

Call for Gender Data Impact Stories

Data2X, in partnership with Open Data Watch and Devex, has launched the Gender Data Impact: Call for Stories, so statisticians, data scientists, gender equality advocates, citizens and policymakers have the examples they need to advocate for closing gender data gaps and to improve policy for women and girls around the world.

How Open Data Helps Human Rights

Open data helps human rights organizations by providing facts and statistics for education and advocacy. Through data analysis, human rights NGOs can predict future events and trends in human trafficking, slavery, genocide, human rights abuse and more.

Searching for Docs in Deutschland

People living in rural areas have a harder time finding a doctor. visualizes the unequal distribution of doctors in Germany.

Security Tools

ICIJ’s Spencer Woodman lists five security tools that are most commonly recommended for reporters, news organizations and their sources.

Data Dialogue

Data Intersections is an experimental (and free!) one-day event in Miami, where six experts from journalism, data science, artificial intelligence and the digital humanities will discuss data’s influence and the promises and challenges it poses. Find out more in Alberto Cairo’s blogpost here.

Hamburg Data Meetup

Andrea Knabe, Stefan Ruh and Christina Lüdtke will present on German parliamentary data and Lisa Charlotte Rost will talk about the Datawrapper visualization tool at the next Hamburg data journalism/dataviz meetup on March 14. Sign up now.

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

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

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