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Data Journalism

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

What’s the data-driven journalism crowd tweeting? Here are top links for Oct 3-8: spy plane viz (@BuzzFeedNews); ggplot2 (@jburnmurdoch); graphics origins (@cjgiaimo); open source search tools (@OpenSemSearch); East & West Germany differences (@rick_n); Colombia drinking water (@eltiempo); & more.

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How I Built a Scraper To Measure MP Activity

When the president of the parliament states that there are some MPs “doing nothing,” you know what to do as a data journalist: you turn to the numbers. This is how I did that and how I got a scatter plot in a printed paper and an interactive one online.