Data Vis Dispatch, May 9
May 9th, 2023
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The best of last week’s big and small data visualizations
Welcome back to the 94th 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 migrant labor, natural resources, and bats.
A Reuters investigation on the public health risks of increasing human-bat contact included a wealth of beautiful visualizations:
Charts on the environment covered natural resources and weather patterns:
With still no deal to raise the U.S. debt ceiling, two charts explained how default might unfold:
We got a look at recent real estate history in England and the U.S.:
And using two very different data sets, these charts both point out patterns that smell a little fishy:
Migrant labor was a breakout topic this week:
And we saw great simple line and area charts on topics from Erdoğan’s electoral successes to suicide in South Korea — plus one unconventional chart from FiveThirtyEight to finish out the week:
Plus: finalists for the Society for News Design’s annual awards, as well as this year’s Pulitzer Prize winners, including Mona Chalabi for her data illustrations on Jeff Bezos’ wealth.
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