This Week’s Top 10 in Data Journalism

What’s the global data journalism community tweeting about this week? Our NodeXL #ddj mapping from January 15 to 21 finds an interactive @voxdotcom piece on American districts which are reducing or perpetuating racial segregation in schools, several data-related good book recommendations by @stephencredmond and @Gapminder and a podcast discussion of memorable visualizations between @michelle_borkin and @datastories.

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

Here are the top data journalism tweets for Apr 3-9, per our NodeXL mapping: #fakenews guide (@PublicDataLab); election bots (@d1gi); data story rules (@surendranb); China climate risk (@nytimes); UK jobs (@sole24ore); #PerugiaPledge (@dw_innovation); & more.

Data Biographies: Getting to Know Your Data

Too often, inexperienced data users accept the data they receive at face value. Data scientist Heather Krause cautions that data should be treated similar to a human source. Just as you’d do a background check on a human source before publishing what they told you, you need to understand your data.

The Best Five Podcasts About Data Journalism

Podcast are a great way to find out stories and to be entertained. However, have you ever thought about using them to learn data journalism? In this list, I have collected some of the best podcast about data. Some are specifically about data journalism, whereas others approach data from an innovative perspective.