The Moksha Roundup
Issue #38, October 18 - October 24, 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 Axios, Bloomberg, and Nightingale. If you’re not subscribed already and want to see more in the future, sign up below:
The Burning Glass Institute, Harvard Business School, and the Schultz Family Foundation have put together the American Opportunity Index report, examining which companies in the US provide employees pathways for upward economic mobility. The site was developed by Infogr8.
Users can explore the index and view how the top 50 companies across different sectors create opportunities. Each company is represented as a circle, and the inner rings stand for what type of opportunities they offer. Users can hover over the circles to learn about the company.Visit the piece →
Using a series of graphs, readers can see that as the country’s economy has expanded, the government is utilizing its influence to censor people abroad and strengthen the military.Visit the piece →
By The Washington Post
For a Washington Post opinion piece, a team of journalists analyzed over 1,000 TikTok videos discussing abortion posted between January 2022 and September 2022.
Utilizing a beeswarm chart, the authors visualize an explosion of abortion-related videos on TikTok after several court decisions. The platform's features, such as "stitching" clips from other videos, enable users to stage one-sided debates, and its algorithm creates echo chambers for both sides, further dividing people.Visit the piece →
Bloomberg News examines Xi Jinping’s climb within the Communist Party and what he did to guarantee his position as China’s general secretary beyond two terms.
The piece first explains the structure of the Chinese government using a circular pyramid of sorts. Then it dives deep into how each tier was purged over the years to install Xi loyalists. It also includes helpful step charts to explain how to climb the ranks.Visit the piece →
By Georgios Karamanis & Lee Olney
After each round, they changed or added things to best display the datasets. The results are pretty cool, and you might want to try the same thing with a fellow data viz enthusiast.Visit the piece →
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