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Data Journalism

Data Journalism Top 10: China’s Fishing Fleet, Queer Cinema, Hurricane Ian, Iran Protests

China’s global fishing operation is prompting concerns about overfishing and destruction of marine life and ecosystems and The New York Times mapped its global reach. Our weekly NodeXL and human curation of the most popular data journalism stories on Twitter also highlights the queer cinema history in the Southeast Asian region, charted Hurricane Ian’s destructive path through the US, Iran’s protests for womens’ rights, and the social housing issues in Canada.

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Data Journalism Top 10: Lawmaker Insider Trading, Queen Elizabeth’s Money, Celebratory Gunfire, Russian Bomb Shelters

From stories examing potential conflicts of interest among lawmakers in Peru and the US, to a data story revealing the history of Queen Elizabeth II’s portrait on banknotes worldwide, our column features the best in data journalism. Also this week: the dangers of so-called celebratory gunfire, displacement in the Democratic Repubilc of Congo, and how the war in Ukraine has impacted children living in institutional care.

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Data Journalism Top 10: Queen Elizabeth’s Reign, Arctic Fires, Taiwan Street Food, Brain Drain

Our weekly NodeXL and human curation of the most popular data journalism stories on Twitter features The Financial Times’ 10 charts visualizing developments in the United Kingdom during Elizabeth’s reign, The Marshall Project’s look at how government Covid-19 relief funds were used, and Taiwan Data Stories’ scrollytelling project about Taiwan’s iconic street food.

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Data Journalism Top 10: Europe’s Drying Rivers, US Student Debt, Revisiting the Moon, Censoring Big Bang Theory

Our weekly analysis of the most popular data journalism stories on Twitter features the mapping of Europe’s drought-stricken rivers, NASA’s plans to return to the moon, how the war in Ukraine compares to other modern conflicts, tracking a stolen truck, and examining Chinese censorship of foreign content with edited episodes of The Big Bang Theory.

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Data Journalism Top 10: Google and Abortion, Crisis in Emergency Care, Future Heatwaves, Marvel’s Cinematic Network

Our weekly analysis of the most popular data journalism stories on Twitter spotlights a Bloomberg investigation on Google search results for abortion, a story on the impact of state meddling in the finances of Canada’s Indigenous First Nations, data revealing a crisis in accident and emergency services in England, heat wave predictions for the year 2053 in the US, and for the film fans, a network visualization of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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Data Journalism Top 10: Connecting China’s Power Players, Tracking Russian Voter Turnout, Drawing the India-Pakistan Border, and Serena Williams’ Trailblazing Career

The workings of the Chinese Communist Party are shrouded in secrecy, but ahead of the party congress later this year The South China Morning Post published a detailed guide on the key power players. Also this week, an investigation into the arbitrary nature of military justice in the United States, an analysis of Russia’s election voter turnout using artificial intelligence, and charts celebrating Serena Williams’ tennis career.

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Data Journalism Pioneers at Work Across Southeast Asia

Despite the threats posed by misinformation and limited funding, grassroots efforts to build skills and literacy in data journalism and data visualization are bearing fruit in countries like Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines — a trend sparked partly by a hunger for information around COVID-19.

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Data Journalism Top 10: Shark Attack!, City Cool Spots, Illegal Mines, Extreme Weather, Summer Vacation

Our weekly NodeXL and human curation of the most popular data journalism stories on Twitter features an investigation into the illegal mining industry in the Amazon, an exposé about sanctioned oligarchs in the UK, a report on links between human-caused climate change and extreme weather events, and the frequency of shark attacks.

Scientific American - Florence Nightingale graphics

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Data Journalism Top 10: Kids’ Fashion Stereotypes, Economic Sandwich Index, Immigration Profits, and Florence Nightingale’s Graphics

Children’s fashion is riddled with gender stereotypes, according to an analysis by German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung, which found that popular children’s clothing tended to be more revealing for girls, but comfortable and functional for boys. Also this week, analysis of the big earners in the healthcare industry, the tracking of post-pandemic recovery through sandwich sales, and Florence Nightingale’s contribution to graphic storytelling.

CBC heat islands graphed by economic diversity

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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.

Uber Files secret access

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Data Journalism Top 10: Uber Files, A New Notre-Dame, Saudi Sportswashing, Boris Johnson’s Legacy

The Uber Files leak contains reams of data and documents that detail the inner workings of the ride-hailing company, and has led to a global investigation into the firm’s practices. Also in this week’s edition of the top 10 stories in data journalism, we look at the dubious legacy of the UK’s scandal-hit leader Boris Johnson, the reconstruction of Notre-Dame cathedral, and the widespread epidemic of US gun violence.

NYT Maps Impact of Roe Abortion Ruling

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Data Journalism Top 10: Abortion Ban Burdens, China Surveillance, Heat Wave Threats, and Russia’s Degraded Army

This week’s Top 10 in Data Journalism looks at the impact of the Dobbs US Supreme Court ruling on travel time for women seeking an abortion in the US, China’s intensifying surveillance on its population, the impact of heat waves on fragile populations in Germany, the state of the Russian army after four months of war, and the gender inequity in speeches in the Zurich Parliament. 

Marshall Project data analysis of child detentions at US border

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Data Journalism Top 10: Child Detentions at US Border, Slave Journeys, Aztec Iconography, Facebook’s ‘Broken Promises’

This week, our DDJ Top 10 looks at The Marshall Project’s analysis of child detention at the US border, the Baltimore Banner’s in-depth story on the city’s vacant housing crisis. Plus, we dive into stories using historical data to investigate how slavery broke apart families, a flight analysis on the new destinations of the Russian elite, and a look at Facebook’s “broken promises.”

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Data Journalism Top 10: Black Sea Blockade, Yemen Airstrikes, Hong Kong Shoebox Housing, Space Garbage

This week, GIJN’s roundup of the best in data journalism features an analysis of the impact of Russia’s Black Sea blockade on the global food chain, a deep dive into the US military’s role in aiding Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen, and a look at how different forms of inequality affect the lives of residents in Brussels, Belgium.