Data Vis Dispatch, June 6
June 6th, 2023
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The best of last week’s big and small data visualizations
Welcome back to the 18th 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 inflation, fossil fuels, and housing.
The breakout topic of the week was COVID-era inflation — what’s been driving it, how much we should worry about it, and how it relates to the ongoing pandemic:
The vaccine rollout remains a hot topic:
In fact, there’s not many areas of life that the pandemic hasn’t touched, from supply chains to social gatherings to long-term public health progress:
As the weather turns, Europe is getting nervous about record-high gas prices:
Although, speaking of fossil fuels… check out these charts and maps:
In electoral politics, this week gave us an opposition primary in Hungary, the identities and salaries of new German representatives, and a unique proposal for better voter representation in the U.S. Senate:
Politics isn’t all about elections though — we also saw vis on lobbying, information control, and even forced disappearances:
These charts looked at inequality in housing costs:
Other charts ranged from the serious (sexism in the workplace) to the obscure (radio spectrum regulation) to the lightweight (“Squid Game” viewership):
Finally, let’s end with two maps of certain buildings in Spain:
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