Data Vis Dispatch, May 9

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

Welcome back to the 93rd 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.

The Dispatch will go on a break next Tuesday, so take your time with this one — recurring topics include the pandemic economic recovery and animated maps.

Three outstanding map animations deserved the spotlight this week:

The New York Times: Is It a Lake, or a Battery? A New Kind of Hydropower Is Spreading Fast, May 2
Bloomberg: Russia’s Next Standoff With the West Lies In the Resource-Rich Arctic, May 5
South China Morning Post: The coronation of Britain’s King Charles, May 2

And we saw elegant static maps as well:

InfoAmazonia: Expansão de pastagens em terras indígenas triplica em 4 anos e ameaça povos isolados da Amazônia, May 4
The Washington Post: Senior Ukrainian officials fear counterattack may not live up to hype, May 6
Bloomberg: Oil Market’s Latest Drag Is a Flood of Crude From the Americas, May 4
Le Temps: Population, immigration, vieillissement, May 8

It was a week for looking back at the COVID era, and what has and hasn’t changed in the past three years:

The Wall Street Journal: The Covid–19 Crisis Is Officially Over. Everything Changed, May 5
The Washington Post: Most of the country’s missing workers are back, propelling the economy, May 5
The Wall Street Journal: The End of Title 42 Border Policy Puts Migrants in a Quandary, May 4
The New York Times: After Pandemic Rebound, U.S. Manufacturing Droops, May 2

A debt ceiling standoff threatens to send the U.S. into default:

Bloomberg: Wall Street Is Getting More Worried About the Debt Ceiling. These Charts Show How Much, May 5
The Washington Post: Washington is running out of workdays to strike a debt ceiling deal, May 3
The New York Times: What Would the G.O.P. Plan Actually Do to the Budget?, May 8

Other charts covered everything from American Formula One drivers to how the British public feels about kings:

The Pudding: How companies make it difficult to unsubscribe, May 3
The Washington Post: Why is it so hard for American drivers to reach Formula One?, May 4
The Economist: Do Britons even like the royal family?, May 4

What else we found interesting

Financial Times: Quantum computing could break the internet. This is how, May 3

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