Top Ten #ddj: The Week’s Most Popular Data Journalism Links

What's the data-driven journalism crowd tweeting? Here are top links for Oct 3-8: spy plane viz (@BuzzFeedNews); ggplot2 (@jburnmurdoch); graphics origins (@cjgiaimo); open source search tools (@OpenSemSearch); East & West Germany differences (@rick_n); Colombia drinking water (@eltiempo); & more.

  1. Thanks, once again, to Marc Smith of Connected Action for gathering the links and graphing them.
  2. Visualization of the U.S. Government's Airborne Surveillance Activity

  3. Great Explainer by John Murdoch On How To Use ggplot2 To Create Striking Continuous Visualizations

  4. Origins Story of The Pie Chart, Bar Graph and Line Graph, Invented By William Playfair - The Founder of Graphical Methods of Statistics

  5. The Scottish Scoundrel Who Changed How We See Data (Atlas Obscura) via /r/dataisbeautiful
    The Scottish Scoundrel Who Changed How We See Data (Atlas Obscura) via /r/dataisbeautiful
  6. Demographic and Cultural Differences of East and West Germany Still Persist 26 Years After Reunification

  7. Job Posting: Data Visualization Analyst at Financial Times, UK

  8. Open Source Tools for Easier Searching, Analytics, Discovery & Text Mining of Heterogenous and Large Document Sets

  9. Open Data Visualization: Drinking Water Quality Across Colombia

  10. ImpactAfrica Grants for Data Journalism & Innovative Reporting That Tackles Development Issues. Deadline: Nov 15, 2016

  11. America's Shrinking Middle Class: Now 50% Or Less, Compared with 61% at the end of 1960s - Change Driven By Rapid Growth In Higher Income Earners and Expansion of Poorer Citizens

  12. Top Ten #ddj (Sept 19-25)

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