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The Moksha Roundup

Issue #27, August 2 - August 8, 2022

Welcome to this week’s Moksha Roundup! This small newsletter is a weekly roundup of the latest and greatest in the data visualization/design/visual storytelling world. Every week, we compile our favorite projects from journalists, storytellers, and technologists and share them with you.

In this issue, we share great visual storytelling pieces from Darkhorse Analytics, the New York Times, Odd Studio, and others. If you’re not subscribed already and want to see more in the future, sign up below:

Vast New Study Shows a Key to Reducing Poverty: More Friendships Between Rich and Poor by The New York Times

Claire Cain Miller, Josh Katz, Francesca Paris, and Aatish Bhatia highlight a new study that concludes that friendship between poor and rich children reduces inequality.

They use maps and scatterplots to illustrate where people are more likely to form “economic connectedness” and how this impacts their income as adults. When poorer people forge friendships with wealthier people and bond with them, they’re more likely to move up the economic ladder.

A less narrative-driven, more exploratory view of the data—which was put together by Darkhorse Analytics—can be found here.

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02. Migration Patterns

By Policy Impacts

Migration Patterns by Policy Impacts

Policy Impacts, Opportunity Insights, and the U.S. Census Bureau have teamed with Darkhorse Analytics to create a website analyzing how far young adults move between the ages of 16 and 24. It features an interactive map that enables users to explore this particular movement based on various income levels, race and ethnicity, and locations around the country.

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London hit 104 degrees. That’s like 129 degrees in Phoenix. by The Washington Post

The Washington Post and Climate Central have collaborated on this piece to show how recent record-breaking temperatures in Western Europe translate to temperatures experienced in American cities. Through beeswarm charts, readers can grasp how hot London, Hamburg, and Dublin got in July and compare them to popular metropolitan areas in the United States.

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Fear of Rampant Crime Is Derailing New York City’s Recovery by Bloomberg

For Bloomberg, Fola Akinnibi and Raeedah Wahid explore the landscape of crime in New York and residents’ concerns around it. The combo of charts showcases that, despite what locals perceive, crime is historically low. Politicians and the proliferation of crime coverage on digital and traditional media are inflating fears of otherwise low levels of crime.

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05. Viz Heads

By Odd Studio

Viz Heads by Odd Studio

This fun project by Odd Studio answers the following question: who should I follow to learn more about data visualization? The team analyzed the results of DVS’s 2021 State of the Industry Survey to find the influential figures in the field, according to the data viz community.

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