January 25th, 2022
The best of last week’s big and small data visualizations
Welcome back to the 27th 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 land use, violent political rhetoric, and 2021 in review.
It’s 2022! Several newsrooms gave us a final, bird’s-eye view of the past year — and the Economist even offered a look forward at the one to come. (For more of the data vis year in review, be sure to check out Maarten Lambrechts’ list of 2021 visualization lists.)
Unfortunately, we haven’t left the pandemic behind in 2021:
The current surge has worsened a shortage of medical workers:
On the anniversary of the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, these charts looked back at a year of violent political speech. Meanwhile, FiveThirtyEight explained why the president’s party will have an uphill battle in midterm elections:
Finally, maps this week focused on land use, with a side of Erasmus student exchanges:
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