Data Vis Dispatch, March 14

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

Welcome back to the 85th 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 International Women’s Day, the collapse of a bank, and the Oscars.

It’s almost the middle of March, and spring is beginning to show up in the Northern hemisphere, in some places much earlier than usual.

The Wall Street Journal: Trees Across the U.S. Are Sprouting Leaves Earlier Than Usual This Year, March 7
USA Today: Spring arrives weeks early, bringing sniffling and sneezing to allergy sufferers, March 8

Last Wednesday, March 8, the world celebrated International Women’s Day, an opportunity to highlight women’s stories, both positive and negative.

NEXO: Mulheres são a maioria entre novos mestres e doutores no Brasil, March 8
Bloomberg: New Delhi Is Already Back to Its Bad Old Ways, March 9
Al Jazeera: International Women’s Day: The exclusion of Afghanistan’s women, March 8
FiveThirtyEight: What Happens If North Carolina Bans Abortion? Or Ohio? Or Florida?, March 8

And a few days later, on Friday last week, the Silicon Valley Bank collapse became the second-largest bank failure in the history of the United States.

The Wall Street Journal: Silicon Valley Bank’s Meltdown Visualized, March 11
The New York Times: The Second-Biggest Bank Failure, March 10
USA Today: Ripple effect: How Silicon Valley Bank collapse is affecting other US banks, March 13

On Sunday, March 12, the 2023 Oscar winners were announced in what’s become one of the most-watched award ceremonies in the film industry.

The Financial Times: Hollywood strikes back against streaming, March 10
Folha de S.Paulo: Oscar: campeões de bilheteria somem da lista de vencedores de melhor filme, March 12

The following data visualizations all look at the lives of young people — mental health issues in the UK and the US, bullying in South Korea, and a growing interest in psychology courses in Brazil.

The Financial Times: Smartphones and social media are destroying children’s mental health, March 10
SBS News: 2022년 기준으로 일반고보다 특목고의 학교폭력 피해 응답률이 더 높다, March 9
Folha de S.Paulo: Procura por curso de psicologia nas faculdades explode no Brasil, March 11

Meanwhile, Russia and China are protecting their strategic positions in the Arctic and the South China Sea.

Bloomberg: The Arctic Is the New Spot for NATO and Russia to Flex Their Military Muscle, March 13
The Wall Street Journal: How Beijing Boxed America Out of the South China Sea, March 11
The Financial Times: China exerts control over internet cable projects in South China Sea, March 14

Other notable data vis of the week covers inflation, EV chargers, and the competition among basketball mascots.

ZEIT ONLINE: So viel Wohnung bekommen Sie für Ihr Geld in Hamburg, March 12
The Wall Street Journal: Hot Dogs Can Explain How Our View of Inflation and Employment Changes With the Seasons, March 7
The Wall Street Journal: How Tesla Opening Its Supercharger Network Alters the EV Charging Map, March 10
The Wall Street Journal: Cats vs. Birds: The Whimsical Way to Fill Out Your NCAA Tournament Bracket, March 12

What else we found interesting

USA Today: More snow, heavy rains in California could mean roofs caving in, March 9

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