China's Secret Fishing Fleet

Data Journalism Top 10: China’s Vast Fishing Fleet, Europe’s Internet Speed, Afghan Resources, and US Murders Rate

Tracking the most popular data journalism stories on Twitter from September 20 to September 26, using NodeXL mapping and our own human curation, we found investigations into burning oil in the Greek islands and heat-related deaths in German cities. In this edition, we also feature an exclusive story about China’s vast, secretive fishing fleet, a look at the US arms race, and an analysis of suspicious anomalies in the recent Russian election results.

Investigating What Assad’s Regime Did with Money to Rebuild Syria

The war in Syria has dragged on for a decade, which has led to more than six million people being displaced within the country’s borders, and a similar number have fled the country as refugees. But what has happened to the money raised to help rebuild the country? Journalist Mohammed Bassiki dug deep into the documents and followed the money trail to find out.

Data Journalism Top 10: From Newsroom to Netflix, Inside the Capitol Riot, Vaccine Data, Facebook for News

As governments around the world continue vaccination efforts and extend lockdowns, some experts argue that more data is needed to evaluate the effectiveness of immunization campaigns and mobility restrictions. Our NodeXL #ddj mapping from January 11 to 18 found outlets in Germany and the United Kingdom analyzing government measures to reduce the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this edition, we also feature an insightful interview with former Washington Post journalist Aaron Williams, an interactive timeline of the US Capitol riot by ProPublica, and a refreshing data visualization project by The Pudding.

GIJN’s Data Journalism Top 10: Amazon.com, the Menstrual Cycle, Canadian Sex Crimes, Nonsensical Diagrams

What’s the global data journalism community tweeting about this week? Our NodeXL #ddj mapping from July 8 to 14 finds BBC News analyzing Afghan election results as well as graphing the milestones of the 25-year-old Amazon empire, Federica Fragapane visualizing the female menstruation cycle for Scientific American, and Bloomberg taking a closer look at China’s domination of the South China Sea. We also have a fun piece by Alberto Cairo on nonsensical diagrams.

New on GIJN: Resources for Finding and Using Satellite Imagery

Satellite are being used by journalists to report on conflicts, climate change, refugees, forest fires, illegal mining, oil spills, deforestation, slavery and many other topics. GIJN’s resource page provides official sources for free satellite images and links to experts who can advise on finding images, using them, handling technical issues and more.

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

What’s the global #ddj community tweeting about? Our NodeXL analysis from July 17 to 23 has @ajc intern @stephanierlamm mapping closed data, @zeitonline mapping the path of voluntary rescue boats in the Mediterranean Sea and @PPLAFF on the corruption scandal around Democratic Republic of the Congo President Joseph Kabila.