Data Vis Dispatch, July 4

The best of last week’s big and small data visualizations

Welcome back to the 100th 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 maps, sports, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

The beginning of July brings several seasonal topics to today’s Dispatch. There are the week’s main sporting events: the Tour de France, Wimbledon, and the Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest:

The Wall Street Journal: Tour de France Levels the Playing Field for Steep Climbers, July 1
Reuters: The grass courts are now in session, June 27
The Washington Post: The great lengths hot dog eating contestants go to compete, July 1

June closed out the 2022-23 term on the U.S. Supreme Court. Major decisions handed down in the final week dealt with affirmative action, student loan forgiveness, and antidiscrimination law:

The Washington Post: State affirmative action bans helped White, Asian students, hurt others, June 29
Mona Chalabi: “affirmative action works and that’s exactly why it’s being attacked,” June 30 (Tweet)
The New York Times: For Most College Students, Affirmative Action Was Never Enough, July 3
The Wall Street Journal: Who’s Impacted by the Supreme Court’s Student-Loan Forgiveness Ruling, June 29
The Wall Street Journal: Supreme Court Rules Web Designer Can Refuse Work on Same-Sex Wedding Announcements, June 30
El Mundo: Un planeta demasiado hostil para los homosexuales, June 29

And summer also now means charts of life-threatening heat:

Financial Times: Deadly ‘heat dome’ takes toll on US south and Mexico, July 1
The Wall Street Journal: Texas Endures Brunt of Heat Wave Baking Southern U.S., June 27

One breakout topic this week was gender inequalities at work:

Frankfurter Allgemeine: Von fleißigen Mädchen und faulen Jungen, July 1
The Straits Times: A growing share of wives earn more than their husbands — though most men are still the main breadwinner, July 2

More on the changing nature of work — over the decades and over the hours:

The Washington Post: More Americans are retiring than ever before. See what that means for you, June 30
The Economist: Sunday brunch is the new Friday night, June 28

A census is always big news in data vis. This week, the numbers are in from Brazil:

Folha de S.Paulo: Abstenção no Censo foi maior em cidades bolsonaristas, June 30
Folha de S.Paulo: Entenda os principais pontos do Censo em gráficos, June 28

It was a great week for maps overall. We especially liked the New York Times’ annotation of satellite imagery from Ukraine and Zeit Online’s map of hospital access in Germany:

The New York Times: 21 Miles of Obstacles, June 28
Zeit Online: So gut sind Sie im Notfall versorgt, June 29
Reuters: In NATO’s new north, fresh chances to contain Moscow, July 3
Der Spiegel: Neue Vorwürfe gegen die griechische Küstenwache: »Wir dachten, sie wissen, was sie tun«, June 30
Zeit Online: Warum stoppt niemand das Sterben?, June 29

Finally, just for fun: where your neighbors are single in Spain, and the tracks of the Loch Ness Monster:

El Confidencial: Solteros en tu zona, calle a calle: el mapa del estado civil en España, June 30
The Press and Journal: When, where and how to see the Loch Ness Monster – based on 1,500 years worth of data!, July 3

What else we found interesting

Reuters: The risks posed by July Fourth fireworks, June 30

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