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The Moksha Roundup

Issue #52, February 7 - 13, 2023

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 South China Morning Post, LA Times, and the Economist. If you’re not subscribed already and want to see more in the future, sign up below:

The words that hadn’t been said in a State of the Union until Biden said them by The Washington Post

The Washington Post visualizes President Biden’s 2023 State of the Union and compares it to previous addresses. Alongside an interactive quiz, the article includes snapshots of the SOTUs, color-coding portions of his speech by topic.

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02. Football legend Pele’s greatest achievements

By South China Morning Post

Football legend Pele’s greatest achievements by South China Morning Post

The South China Morning Post has published this visual explainer on the career of Pele, the Brazilian football legend. The authors capture the player’s legacy alongside static illustrations and interactive charts.

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What makes certain dogs popular in certain countries by The Economist

Adorable illustrated dogs and interactive charts bring this story from the Economist to life. The authors include area charts, line charts, and circular treemap diagrams to visualize the popularity of different breeds in different countries.

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Southwest Airlines' meltdown may signal travel drama ahead by Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles Times has investigated the recent Southwest Airlines meltdown and published this explainer—featuring a helpful interactive map that shows the cascading effects of the airline’s cancellations over time.

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The most densely populated square km in the United States by Alasdair Rae

Alasdair Rae has put together a series of maps that show population density across the United States. He’s also documented his process in a blog post.

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