GIJN’s Data Journalism Top 10: Pollution in China, Visualizing Punctuation and the World Cup

What’s the global data journalism community tweeting about this week? Our NodeXL #ddj mapping from June 25 to July 1 finds @FinancialTimes’ timelapse map of pollution over China, @mcrosasb’s choice of five interesting World Cup 2018 visualizations and @Internews’ overview of its data journalism projects in developing country newsrooms.

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.

Job Opening: Training Director

Position: Training Director, Global Investigative Journalism Network

Deadline: June 30, 2018

GIJN, a fast-growing nonprofit, is looking for a top-notch trainer in investigative and data journalism to help our members and partners around the world. This position involves heavy international travel, building up capacity among journalists in Africa, Asia, Latin America and worldwide. You’ll be part of our extraordinary multicultural team based in eight countries. You’ll work in a collaborative network that is having impact every day on the front lines of journalism. Among the duties:

Speak and run trainings at conferences of investigative journalists;
Organize and conduct workshops on investigative and data journalism;
Assist in answering queries to GIJN’s busy Help Desk;
Assist in building GIJN’s multilingual Resource Center;

Skills Required:

Fluency in basic tools of data journalism, including spreadsheets, database management, and mapping;
Effective public speaking and teaching
Experience as a reporter or editor in investigative reporting projects.

How They Did It: Developing a Data-Driven Navigator on Gun Laws

Last August, Everytown for Gun Safety, a non-profit research and advocacy group for gun control, launched the Gun Law Navigator, an exploratory data visualization tool explaining how states in America regulate guns. The project, developed by the Boston-based creative digital studio Upstatement, received lots of attention not only for examining such a sensitive topic, but also for successfully telling a visual, data-driven story about a complex subject: legislation.

This Week’s Top Ten in Data Journalism

What’s the global data journalism community tweeting about this week? Our NodeXL #ddj mapping from October 23 to 29 has @fedfragapane and @piaaaac visualizing six asylum seekers’ routes, @Recode breaking down the Gates Foundation’s philanthropic contributions by category and @lisacrost offering tips on how to choose a color palette for choropleth maps.

Behind the First Arab Data Journalists’ Network

In 2012, Amr Eleraqi launched a data visualization website to introduce the concept of data visualization to the Arabic-speaking world. Earlier this year, Eleraqi and team of nine launched the first Arab Data Journalists’ Network. Here’s how the group plans on changing the data journalism scene in the region.