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The Moksha Roundup

Issue #37, October 11 - October 17, 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 Erin Davis, FiveThirtyEight, and CNN. If you’re not subscribed already and want to see more in the future, sign up below:

 Where is there the most fall color? by Erin Davis

Data viz journalist Erin Davis has visualized a dataset of 324 tree species that change color during the fall.

The piece contains a singular density map that shows that the East Coast has plenty of trees that transform with the season.

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02. Ailing Brussels

By Médor

Ailing Brussels by Médor

For Médor, a Belgium-based media company, Catherine Joie, Karim Douieb, Quentin Noirfalisse, Antoine Sanchez, and Adrien Herda explore inequalities in Brussels.

The visual storytelling article includes different types of visuals, from videos, to beeswarm charts, to cartograms, on how social inequality created a wedge between the people in the city and where the most vulnerable populations are concentrated.

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Here’s why Halloween is the deadliest day of the year for child pedestrians by The Washington Post

In this Washington Post piece, reporter Christopher Ingraham looks at why Halloween is dangerous for children. Using a simple barchart with data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the article shows that child pedestrians are at risk of being hit by an automobile more than any other day in the year.

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The Seats Republicans Could Flip To Win The House In 2022 by FiveThirtyEight

For FiveThirtyEight, Geoffrey Skelley and Ryan Best have teamed up with designer Emily Scherer to publish a piece about the likelihood of Republicans gaining sufficient seats in the House to control the chamber during the upcoming midterm election.

The team utilizes election statistics from 1998-2018 to predict which seats could flip to favor Republicans—or Democrats—and group the information in five cartograms. According to the results, the Republican party is in a great position to re-take the House by just flipping a few key seats.

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Six states to watch for the 2022 midterms by CNN

The team at CNN has also written a piece about the 2022 midterms. Unlike the article from FiveThirtyEight, they solely focus on six states—Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, and Nevada—that President Biden flipped to his favor and have enough influence to shape the Congress next year.

The piece first gives an overview of how many seats each party has to win to gain control of each chamber. Then it examines each of the six states, providing information on what races to pay attention to and demographic information that could impact the outcome.

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