February 20th, 2024
The best of last week’s big and small data visualizations
Welcome back to the 102nd 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 toxic substances, xenophobia, and heat. Plus: an opportunity to work on the Dispatch yourself as our Werkstudent*in.
It was another normal week of life-threatening heat waves:
And don’t bother thinking about cooling off in the water:
These charts covered the health risks of substances from lead to alcohol to artificial sweeteners:
Two maps focused on immigration and xenophobia in France and Tunisia:
From the war in Ukraine this week — a map of strikes in Crimea, a table of Russia’s allies, and a chart on Russian casualties:
Finally, economic charts covered every scale from U.S. hospitality wages this month to world demographics over 60 years:
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