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.

Top Ten #DDJ: This Week’s Top Data Journalism

What’s the global #ddj community tweeting about? Our NodeXL mapping from July 10 to 16 has Dwarshuis on the Airbnb takeover of Amsterdam, @blprnt on taking a systems approach to data and @SPIEGELONLINE and @Correctiv_org on Big Pharma’s payments to doctors.

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

What’s the data-driven journalism crowd tweeting? Here are top links for Aug 9-14: NYT interactives (@archietse); Trump’s tweets (@drob); Olympics data viz (@thegamma_net); Kenya teen abortions, HIV (@dailynation); Mapbox (@mcrosasb); US household debt (@lenkiefer); & more.

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

What’s the data-driven journalism crowd tweeting? Here are top links for Aug 2-8: poverty redefined (@nytimes); Spain’s elections (@politibot); Nigeria’s debts (@BudgITng); subway directions, shown above (@nicolaskruchten); PokemonGo social divide (@lemondefr); 3D incident reconstruction (@TB_Times); & more.