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Data Journalism

Data Journalism Top 10: Sweltering Cities, Digital Inequity, Climate & Sleep, COVID & Schools

As parts of the world endure record-breaking temperatures, a highlight from the world of data journalism this week involves an analysis of how “heat islands” in Canadian cities vary based on economic strata. Our weekly Top Ten in Data Journalism also looks at the global spread of Pegasus spyware, digital inequity in the US, and how the COVID-19 pandemic affects school children in Latin America.

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GIJN Webinar: Health and Accountability: Investigating Covid-related Purchases

During the last two years of the pandemic, government expenditure in the health sector has increased significantly. While the bulk vaccine purchases accounted for a large proportion of the total expenditure, buying sanitation equipment, creating makeshift isolation centers, the commissioning of oxygen plants and emergency services all saw huge increases in spending. 

2022 New Books to Read

GIJN Bookshelf: 7 Investigative Titles to Read in 2022

This latest installment of the GIJN Bookshelf includes recommendations from our global editorial team, and features titles on uncovering COVID-19 corruption, tracking the assassination of a reporter, a historical look at a pioneering female investigative journalist, and unraveling the mystery of disappearing jumbo jet that shocked the world.

Data Journalism

Data Journalism Top 10: Tracking Russia’s War, Ukraine’s Refugees, COVID-19 Polarization, Clothing Waste, Banh Mi

Our weekly round-up of the most popular data journalism stories on Twitter features an item from The Washington Post on refugees crossing Ukraine’s borders, an examination of vaccine hesitancy in the US, a look at how the coronavirus pandemic has changed life in the UK, and mapping the price of the Vietnamese staple of bánh mì in Australia. 

Data Journalism

Data Journalism Top 10: Wordle Wins, Djokovic Drama, and UK’s Partygate Scandal

If you’re a word puzzle addict and active on Twitter, you’ll have come across the latest craze — Wordle. Al Jazeera Labs analyzed the puzzle’s word bank to give tips on how to tackle the game strategically. Our weekly NodeXL curation of the most popular data journalism stories on Twitter also features an analysis of shopping habits during the pandemic, an examination of vaccination rates among elite athletes, details on the scandal shaking UK politics, and an interactive mini-golf game illustrating how gerrymandering — the manipulation of electoral boundaries — plays out in various US states.

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Data Journalism

Data Journalism Top 10: Pandora Papers, Data Podcasts, and COVID-19 in Scottish Care Homes

Tracking the most popular data journalism stories on Twitter from September 27 to October 3, we found a series of articles based on discoveries from the Pandora Papers offshore leak. In this edition, we also feature reporting on the damage caused by the eruption of the volcano on La Palma, data journalism podcasts, and a roundup of the German election results.