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GIJN’s Data Journalism Top 10: Simon Says, AI’s Breakthrough Year and Global Migration’s Portal

What’s the global data journalism community tweeting about this week? Our NodeXL #ddj mapping from June 4 to 10 finds an awesome curated list of resources for visualizing music by @Willian_justen, a deep dive into unsolved murders in America by @washingtonpost and @CarbonBrief mapping of the past, present and future of global coal power plants.

Simon Says: Music Visualization

Check out this mega-list of music visualization-related resources compiled by Willian Justen, including books, experiments, tutorials and fun sites, such as “Play a Cornet to Donald Trump,” “Typatone” and “Simon Says.

Diving Deep Into Unsolved Murders

The Washington Post has mapped more than 52,000 homicides in 50 US cities over the past decade and found dozens of “low-arrest zones” where murder is common but arrests are rare. The homicide data collected in this 18-month project is shared on Github. It includes the location of the killing, whether an arrest was made and, in most cases, basic demographic information about each victim.

Mapping Coal

The way coal’s next chapter unfolds is key to tackling climate change. Carbon Brief created a cool interactive map of the past, present and future of the world’s coal power plants.

AI’s Breakthrough Year in Journalism

Paul Bradshaw summarizes the key takeaways of the Global Editors Network Summit on the influence of artificial intelligence in journalism, covering voice AI, bots, monetization and verification.

Global Migration Data Portal

The Global Migration Data Portal brings together key facts and figures about global migration trends and topics in one place and communicates global data on migration through visualizations, infographics and videos, including a spin-the-wheel visualization on Sustainable Development Goals.

News, Numbers and Public Opinion

An Nguyen’s edited collection “News, Numbers and Public Opinion in a Data-Driven World” is a timely contribution in a period rife with concern about disinformation and fake news. Sabrina Wilkinson reviews the book.

Webinar: Turning Numbers into Narrative

Poynter’s NewsU is offering a two-part Investigative Reporting: From Numbers to Narrative webinar taught by WRAL News investigative reporter Tyler Dukes. This webinar is for those looking for strategies to wrangle data and use it accurately to find and tell stories.

Transparency in Spain (Spanish)

Rafa Camacho curated 313 articles related to transparency in Spain and put them together in one handy downloadable PDF.

Free Course: DataViz for Human Rights

Learn how to write a data visualization brief, explore and analyze a data set, organize your data and select the most appropriate visualization method for your data. This free course is taught by information designer Stefanie Posavec.

DataViz Summer School in Netherlands

Graphic Hunters is organising a data visualization summer school on August 21, 23 and 24 at the Centraal Museum in Utrecht, Netherlands. Learn from information designers Federica Fragapane and Moritz Stefaner.

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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