Data Journalism Top 10: Where Raindrops Go, Spiral Chart Debate, Prenatal Tests, Death Threat Dataviz

We have rolled into the third calendar year of the pandemic, but the debate about how journalists present data on the coronavirus continues to rage. Just six days into 2022, a spiral chart divided the data journalism community into two camps. Our weekly NodeXL analysis and curation of the most popular data journalism stories on Twitter also features an investigation into the prenatal testing industry, a visualization of death threats received by election staff, and an interactive map of Russian military bases near the Ukraine border.

Editor’s Pick: 2021’s Best Investigative Stories in German

Despite myriad challenges, 2021 saw a number of remarkable investigations by German-language media. They uncovered scandals linked to the COVID-19 pandemic, investigations linked to big money and tax fraud, while others touched on morals and ethics. Other stories that made our list dug into the EU, working conditions at top restaurants, migration, and terrorism.

Editor’s Pick: 2021’s Best Investigative Stories from Bangladesh

Over the last 12 months investigative journalists in Bangladesh uncovered cases of corruption, abuse of power, money laundering, and institutional negligence. The biggest topic last year, as in previous years, was corruption. But in picking the top stories of 2021, we also considered significance and novelty, the diversity of issues covered, impact, and a focus on the vulnerable and marginalized sectors of society as much as the depth and techniques used in any investigation.

Data Journalism Top 10: Rise of Omicron, Africa’s Growing Cities, Tech’s Glass Ceiling, and Honeybees Self-Quarantining

Our weekly analysis of the most popular data journalism stories on Twitter highlights a story by Spanish newspaper El País analyzing early data on the omicron variant, plus stories on fake news and disinformation in Thailand, climate data, and a story on how artificial intelligence can judge your music taste.

Lições da pandemia: investigando saúde e indústria farmacêutica

Durante a pandemia COVID-19, jornalistas de todo o mundo foram repentinamente lançados na área de saúde pública, tentando entender as alegações conflitantes e uma ciência que parecia mudar a cada dia. Uma sessão da #GIJC21 conduziu os repórteres através da pandemia da COVID-19, oferecendo dicas sobre como cobrir o desenvolvimento de medicamentos e os processos de aprovação, avaliar estudos científicos, investigar conflitos de interesse e expor fraudes e corrupção.