GIJN’s Data Journalism Top 10: World Cup, South Africa’s Pit Toilets and France’s Deadly Police Interventions

What’s the global data journalism community tweeting about this week? Our NodeXL #ddj mapping from June 11 to 17 finds three data stories about the World Cup, from @BBCSport, @FT and @TspLeute, @guardian looked at at how urban cycling can change the world and @Bastamag explores 40 years of deaths from police interventions in France.

Opening Up Data in Russia’s Closed System

As one of Russia’s few data journalists, Anastasia Valeeva has trained dozens of journalists in the former Soviet Union, the Balkans and Europe. Her recent study for the Reuters Institute at Oxford University delved into the ways investigative journalists are using open data in Russia. She spoke to GIJN’s Olga Simanovych about what she found.

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

Here are the top data journalism tweets for Mar 27- Apr 2, per our NodeXL mapping: interactive graphics (@driven_by_data); ridiculous news (@twisteddoodles); Malofiej Infographics Awards (@malofiej); Germany’s radio masts (@stimmeonline); Republicans voting with Trump (@FiveThirtyEight); & more.

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

What’s the data-driven journalism crowd tweeting about? Top Ten links for March 27 – Apr 5: journalists and coding, 30+ free data tools, #ddj for beginners, asbestos in Italy, political money in Germany, and more. This list is determined by NodeXL, a social media network mapping program. The full map is available at the bottom of this roundup.

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

What’s the data-driven journalism crowd tweeting about? Investigating unusual trading patterns at a Chinese solar company (@FT), tracking the rising Right in France (@Rue89Strasbourg), looking back on a year of fighting Ebola (@MSF), and announcing @ICFJKnight fellowships. Read on!

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

What’s the data-driven journalism crowd tweeting about? Top Ten links for March 13-20 feature investigating water aid from El Confidencial, IndiaSpend’s manipulating data in India’s most populous state, explaining the Middle East in 40 maps from Vox; & Poynter’s interactive storytelling lessons.

Lies & Statistics: Fudging Data in India’s Most Populous State

Statistics collected by state governments across India can be and are easily fudged. GIJN Member IndiaSpend–India’s first data-driven journalism initiative–analyzes reported data on disease outbreaks, crime, and traffic accidents in the country’s most populous state and compares it to better governed and richer neighbors. What unfolds is a story of lies and statistics.