GIJN’s Data Journalism Top 10: Pirates vs. Princesses, Buenos Aires Crime, Awards & Fellowships

What’s the global data journalism community tweeting about this week? Our NodeXL #ddj mapping from January 7 to 13, 2019 finds @SZ’s analysis revealing how children’s books perpetuate gender stereotypes, @A24COM mapping the hottest crime spots and times in Buenos Aires, @dw_akademie offering a data journalism fellowship opportunity, and great chances to win awards from @WorldGovSummit and @GENinnovate’s Data Journalism Awards.

Document of the Day: Visual Vocabulary

Inspired by the Graphic Continuum by Jon Schwabish and Severino Ribeca, the Financial Times graphic team came up with their own neat chart of visualizations. The Visual Vocabulary is a guide to help journalists pick the right type of visualization for their story.

The 25 Best Data Visualizations of 2018

Over the last few years, data and data analysis have taken on a new quality. Data and information is now a tool for creating beautiful visuals. What used to be simple charts and scatter plots are now complex and creative pieces of data art — some beautiful enough to hang up on your wall. Visme picked a collection of the best data visualizations of 2018.

GIJN’s Data Journalism Top 10 in 2018: Visual Vocabulary, Eclectic Visualization, Google Dataset Search, Laughing in Parliament

It’s been a great year for data journalism and visualizations. GIJN’s Top 10 #ddj series captured snapshots of what’s popular on Twitter among the global data journalism community for 46 weeks in 2018. For this edition, we asked NodeXL to map 2018’s most popular #ddj tweets from January 1 to December 11 and the results are in. This year’s most popular tweets include @FinancialTimes’ ever-popular Visual Vocabulary chart, @Google’s Dataset Search, @hnrklndbrg’s eclectic visualizations, and @SZ’s analysis of Germany’s parliamentarians using laughter as a debate weapon.

GIJN’s Data Journalism Top 10: Dear Abby Data, South Africa’s Pit Toilets, The Economist’s Inequality, Politico Goes Open Source

What’s the global data journalism community tweeting about this week? Our NodeXL #ddj mapping from November 19 to 25 finds society’s most urgent concerns in the textual data of a long-standing @dearabby column, a kerfuffle over @The Economist’s regional inequality graph, dangerous pit toilets in Africa highlighted by @SECTION27news and a gift of sorts from @politico, who open sourced their elections data management system.

GIJN’s Data Journalism Top 10: Stories with Maps, Tools with Charts, Casting for Shakespeare

What’s the global data journalism community tweeting about this week? Our NodeXL #ddj mapping from October 15 to 21 finds @Esri’s @AllenCarroll talking the power of maps in storytelling, @visualizingdata’s catalogue of charts and corresponding tools to help information designers, and @ericwilliamlin’s deep dive into the data of casting decisions in Shakespearean plays since the 1900s.

Document of the Day: DataViz Cheatsheet

Economist Jonathan Schwabish created a handy data visualization cheatsheet with straightforward key principles to adhere to when creating data visualizations. Remember: avoid 3D, make labels easy to read and try small multiples.

GIJN’s Data Journalism Top 10: Muslims to Mecca, Women (Not) in Netflix, Inside Airbnb Europe, London’s Foul Air

What’s the global data journalism community tweeting about this week? Our NodeXL #ddj mapping from Aug 20 to 26 finds @Numerama analyzing the representation of women in @netflix series and finds it lacking, @AJEnglish creating an interactive explainer on how 2 million Muslims make the pilgrimage to Mecca every year, @FT readers brainstorming air pollution solutions for London, and @Bastamag digging into data of @Airbnb — a cash cow for home renters.

GIJN’s Data Journalism Top 10: Egyptian Bots, Pocket Inequality, Loner Jobs and Knife Emergencies

What’s the global data journalism community tweeting about this week? Our NodeXL #ddj mapping from Aug 13 to 19 finds @puddingviz proving that women’s pockets are inferior to men’s once and for all, @vizzuality pondering the impact cartographers have on our understanding of the world by presenting nocturnal activity in daytime maps, @InfoTimes_ discovering the bots behind the political debate in Egypt and @hnrklndbrg’s visualizations on everything from loner jobs to knife emergency room visits.