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Top Ten #ddj: This Week’s Top Data Journalism

What’s the #ddj community tweeting about? Our NodeXL mapping from May 29 to June 4 features research on social media propaganda from @ddjournalism, mapping global refugee flow from @FastCompany and the tax bracket racket from @voxdotcom.

Propaganda on Social Media

Research by the University of Copenhagen’s Johan Farkas and Jannick Schou highlights the potential effectiveness and destructiveness of disguised propaganda in social media, triggering even more questions. How widespread are these practices? And how can we find better ways of identifying fake identities and their authors?

Mapping Global Refugees

Watch Fast Company‘s mesmerizing data visualization of the movement of refugees worldwide since 2000.

Unsteady Jobs

Workers in America’s gig economy experience income swings as the number of hours they work changes from week to week, according to The New York Times. And the middle class is not immune.

Free Data Viz, Analysis Tools

Got data? Computerworld compiled a list of 22 useful tools that can help you turn your data into informative, engaging graphics.

10 Charting Tools

La Data Cuenta on creating charts using Infogram, Fusion Tables, Datawrapper and more.

100 Years of Taxation

US politicians want to reduce the number of tax brackets because they say it will simplify the tax code. In one chart, Vox plainly illustrates how the changing US tax brackets impacted on income inequality in the post-Reagan era.

Free #ddj Courses

Three free courses on Learno include “Going Viral Using Social Media Analytics” taught by Stijn Debrouwere, “Cleaning Data in Excel” by Maarten Lambrechts and “Mistakes We Made So You Don’t Have To: Data Visualization, Journalism and the Web” by Jonathon Berlin.

Data Journalism Library

The data visualization library provides a comprehensive collection of data visualization, descriptions and resource links to learn more about visualization techniques.

AP Stylebook Gets Data

The AP Stylebook now includes guidelines on data: requesting it, scraping it, reporting on it and publishing it.

European Data Conference

The conference in Dublin on July 6 and 7 will look at the global state of data journalism, leveraging search data to bring elections to life and data journalism as a civic duty.

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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