September 19th, 2023
The best of last week’s big and small data visualizations
Welcome back to the 101st 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 pollution, transportation, and high temperatures. Plus: an opportunity to work on the Dispatch yourself as our Werkstudent*in.
The four hottest days ever recorded were all last week:
To relax, try thinking about ordinary environmental problems like pollution:
We saw maps of travel by plane, train, car, and bike:
As well as line charts on public health issues:
Two news topics got a focus this week. First, a police killing in France and the unrest that’s followed:
And second, a new investigation of the true number of Russian casualties in Ukraine:
Other charts covered everything from the persistence of remote work to unprofitable TV streaming:
And maps dealt with fair representation in Spain and the history of mummification:
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