Data Journalism Top 10 for 2020: COVID-19, Saving the Nile, Shape of Dreams, Visualizations for the Colorblind

For those unfamiliar with GIJN’s Top 10 Data Journalism roundup, each week we select the most popular data journalism items on Twitter. We do this by using NodeXL to map use of the terms #ddj and data journalism, and then add a bit of old-fashioned human curation to highlight the most compelling items. At the end of the year, we survey the entire period and pick the best from hundreds of tweets. This year — the year of the pandemic — in which the coronavirus dominated public conversation and news headlines, our mapping reflects that reality.

UNESCO: Still Widespread Impunity for Killing Journalists

In this edition of Document of the Day, we feature a new report out from UNESCO detailing that over the past decade, a journalist has been killed on average every four days. In 2018-2019, UNESCO recorded a total of 156 killings of journalists worldwide. See our roundup with links to the full report in English and links to resources in other languages.

GIJN’s Data Journalism Top 10: Visualizing Philosophy, El Salvador’s Violence, the UK’s John Bercow, Mexican Bikes, and Russian Data

What’s the global data journalism community tweeting about this week? Our NodeXL #ddj mapping from October 28 to November 3 finds The Economist’s summary of a great year in print data journalism, an interesting visualization by Deniz Cem Önduygu of key arguments in Western philosophy, Datajournalism.com’s guide to editing data journalism, and BBC News’ analysis of outgoing House of Commons Speaker John Bercow’s career in numbers.