Category: Health and Science

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What We Look For In Viz of the Day

We created Viz of the Day to make great vizes and great authors more findable. Do you dream of seeing your viz selected? Here are some hints on what we look for.
What's the story?
Great titles go a long way towards helping us know why your viz matters. For ...

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Congratulations to The Seattle Times for 2011 IRE Award

The major international group for investigative journalism, Investigative Reporters and Editors, recognized the Seattle Times for a December 2011 story on overprescription of methadone. It’s worth repeating the Judges’ Comments:
Scrutiny of hundreds of thousands ...

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The Top 100 Vizzes of Q1 2012

It's the second of April and time to look back at an amazing first quarter full of fascinating vizzes. This quarter represents a significant milestone: the first time more than half of the vizzes in the Top 10 are from outside the US. In fact, 14 out of the top 20 originate from outside of North America, including the most ...

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New Scientist Visualizes Breaking News

Peter Aldhous of NewScientist Magazine is a true data journalist. He’s always thinking of ways to tell stories and help people understand the world around them by using data. In an interview, we asked Peter about why visualization is useful for his type of journalism. ...

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Education Across the World

Every 3 years, the OECD conducts the Program for International Student Assessment, or PISA. Administered in over 70 countries, it attempts to standardize hundreds of variables about education into a digestible ranking system. This year, Korea and Finland topped the charts in all categories. However, the most interesting finding to ...

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Guest Post: The Joy of Stats on BBC4

Thanks to Andy Cotgreave for this post- you can see his other work at The Data Studio.
On Tuesday 7 December, the BBC is broadcasting a show called The Joy of Stats, presented by data-viz-hero Hans Rosling. It promises to be a show that takes viewers on a ...

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