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GIJN’s Data Journalism Top 10: Donut Holes, Turkish Data and Cop Shootings

What’s the global data journalism community tweeting about this week? Our NodeXL #ddj mapping from March 26 to April 1 finds @washingtonpost on fatal police shootings, @decodeurs mapping Europe’s terrorist attacks, @DagmedyaVeri‘s open data resources for Turkey and an undated chart of shrinking donut holes from the @smithsonian archives.

Donut Hole Theory

This chart, part of the Smithsonian’s Sally L Steinberg Collection of Doughnut Ephemera, argues that the size of the donut hole has gradually shrunk over the years. Vox has a whole donut hole debate here.

Fatal Shootings Data

The Washington Post is in its fourth year of counting fatal shootings by US police. This year, as of April 2, 10:50 am, 277 people have already been shot and killed by the cops. Explore the data and see the 2015, 2016 and 2017 databases.

Terrorist Attacks in Europe

Terrorist attacks have caused at least 2,365 deaths and nearly 8,800 injuries across Europe since 2001. Les Décodeurs mapped the attacks with bubbles directly proportional to the number of people killed and broke down the types of attack.

Double Standard in Hurricane Relief

A Politico investigation shows a persistent double standard in President Trump’s handling of relief efforts for Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Maria. Nine days after the respective hurricanes, the Federal Emergency Management Agency had approved $141.8 million in individual assistance to Harvey victims, versus just $6.2 million for Maria victims. Politico has these numbers and more.

¡Visualización de datos y infografía!

Interactive infographic editor Rafael Höhr curated (in Spanish) a list of essential data visualization resources. His list covers the vocabulary of graphics, tools for visualization and mapping and publications to follow closely for excellent infographics and data visualizations.

UK Women Short-Changed

The Financial Times analyzed data on the UK government’s gender pay gap portal and found that more than three out of four UK companies pay their male staff more than their female staff, and in nine out of 17 sectors in the economy, men earn 10 percent or more on average than women.

Turkish Delight

Veri Kaynagi (Data Source), a database of socio-economic data for Turkey, was recently launched. It compiles public data from official sources and offers them in an easily readable format.

Ich bin ein dataset

Need data on Berlin? At, you can find 1706 datasets arranged in 22 categories, including information about public administration, budgets, taxes, environment, traffic and elections.

Best of UK Data Journalism

Paul Bradshaw rounds up the best of data journalism in the UK in the first few months of this year.

Tips for Collaboration

Data journalist Mar Cabra shares 10 useful tips for collaborative data journalism projects, in conjunction with the Global Editors Network’s launch of a Data Journalism Den.

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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