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The Moksha Roundup

November 15 - November 21, 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 Rest of World, the Financial Times, and Bloomberg. If you’re not subscribed already and want to see more in the future, sign up below:

01. Welcome to the Ambaniverse

By Rest of World

Welcome to the Ambaniverse, by Rest of World

In this piece, the Rest of World staff and illustrator Glenn Harvey explore the business empire of Mukesh Ambani—one of the wealthiest men in the world.

As you scroll down, you’re taken on a journey with examples in retail, food brands, apps, and more of overwhelming Ambani’s presence throughout India.

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02. Why the Fight for the House Was Surprisingly Competitive

By Bloomberg

Why the Fight for the House Was Surprisingly Competitive, by Bloomberg

For Bloomberg Politics, Gregory Korte, Leonardo Nicoletti, and Andre Tartar explain why the House races in the 2022 midterm election were competitive.

The authors show—through a diagram that resembles a population pyramid-that 35 House seats were highly contested despite gerrymandering after the 2020 census. A set of small multiples provide readers with a historical overview from 1978 to 2020.

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03. Sam Bankman-Fried’s fall cuts off big source of funds for US Democrats

By Financial Times

Sam Bankman-Fried’s fall cuts off big source of funds for US Democrats, by Financial Times

The Financial Times covers the demise of FTX and what it means for political candidates, particularly Democratic candidates, now that they have lost a vital donor.

A sole Sankey diagram shows that Sam Bankman-Fried, the now-disgraced founder of FTX, distributed over $27 million to candidates that aligned with his interests.

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04. FTX’s Failures Are Crypto’s Too

By Bloomberg

FTX’s Failures Are Crypto’s Too, by Bloomberg

In this piece for Bloomberg, Emily Nicolle reports on FTX’s fall and its residual effects on the crypto industry. It includes a network diagram with the FTX founder at the center and displays the cryptocurrency exchange's relationship with other companies.

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05. Tilt your scatterplots 🧠

By Ethan Mollick

Tilt your scatterplots 🧠, by Ethan Mollick

Some research-backed advice from Ethan Mollick on how to make your scatterplots more accurate: tilt them. The cited research shows that the common x-y axis scatterplot misleads viewers into erroneously perceiving a causal relationship when one might not exist. A tilted scatterplot can be a more accurate representation of the data.

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