January 24th, 2023
The best of last week’s big and small data visualizations
Welcome back to the 74th edition of Data Vis Dispatch! Every week, we’ll be publishing a collection of the best small and large data visualizations we find, especially from news organizations — to celebrate data journalism, data visualization, simple charts, elaborate maps, and their creators.
Recurring topics this week include snowfall, a cold snap, and 2022 in review.
This is the last Dispatch of 2022! Several newsrooms looked back on their work from the past year:
Another year-end preoccupation: snow, especially snow on Christmas.
Of course, winter isn’t just about snow — it’s also cold and dark:
Plus, The New York Times looked back on the 10th anniversary of their “Snow Fall” visual story:
Meanwhile, the winter season is bringing several country’s healthcare systems to a breaking point:
Several charts looked at inequality and low wages:
Two illustrations focused specifically on rising food prices:
Other end-of-year economic stories included high interest rates and the collapse of cryptocurrencies:
Millions of Ukrainians are without heat or power after Russian attacks on their infrastructure:
Meanwhile, western Europe continues to close nuclear power plants and Russia looks for new trade routes around sanctions:
With midterms barely behind us, U.S. political charts are already starting to look ahead to the 2024 presidential race:
This week served up several angles on plant and animal diversity:
And other charts covered everything from the music of 2022 to impressively long careers:
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