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Fair Warning - Laughing online, the London underground, and maps

Heeeeey! This week was a week of firsts which is partly why there was no Fair Warning last week - fir
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Fair Warning - Laughing online, the London underground, and maps
By Sophie Warnes • Issue #96 • View online
Heeeeey! This week was a week of firsts which is partly why there was no Fair Warning last week - first week back at work for a while, first time talking at a university, and first race (no personal best but I blame that on the moustache I was wearing). Happy to say all three were a success! By my reckoning, anyway.
NICAR people over the pond - I have booked everything (apart from one night where I’ll presumably be sleeping on a bench or something) for New Orleans next year, so if you’re going to be there please do say hi. Both years I’ve gone, I’ve made new friends, learned loads, and really enjoyed it. I’m also really looking forward to going back to New Orleans (and I signed up for a race, too!) So thats exciting!
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On the home front
Last Orderrrrs! Speaker John Bercow's career in numbers
Data sonification! This time, the Institute for Government (a fab bunch of people) have made one about the number of staff in the civil service. I can’t say that I think any examples of sonification I’ve seen to date have quite hit the mark for me, but I would be interested to know if they’re helpful for people with sight issues.
I thought that this tweet/graphic from Alasdair Rae about deprivation and English constituencies was really interesting.
Over the pond
California’s Affordable Housing Crisis: Why Prices Are So High and How to Solve It
Electoral college reform (fifty states with equal population)
Who are the people involved in the Trump impeachment inquiry?
Odds and ends
Laughing OnLine
Mini Tokyo 3D
Women's Pockets are Inferior.
Maps, maps, maps
This month there’s a #30daymapchallenge on Twitter and of course, I am super interested and excited to see what people are making every day! Keep an eye on the hashtag, but I’ve found some really lovely and interesting maps from it so far:
Bad charts of the week
There are so many awful, awful graphics and attempts at charts in a presentation(?) about WeWork’s future. Tweet thread here; everything in it is bad.
Just WTF is this and why did anyone think it was good
Just WTF is this and why did anyone think it was good
That’s all I have for ya! Thank you for reading - if you like reading Fair Warning, consider forwarding to a friend who also likes maps and charts and innovative journalism. :) See you next week (barring unavoidable Life Stuff).
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A weekly newsletter with anywhere between 10 and 20 links about data journalism, data visualisation, and storytelling, curated by a British data journalist and nerd. Expect politics, statistics, society and culture - all through the frame of data... With a dash of whimsy.

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