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Fair Warning - Mega-dams, weekend working, and koala habitats

Well, hello there. It's been a busy fortnight. I am back. New Orleans is a month away which is mad. I
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Fair Warning - Mega-dams, weekend working, and koala habitats
By Sophie Warnes • Issue #104 • View online
Well, hello there. It’s been a busy fortnight. I am back.
New Orleans is a month away which is mad. I’m staying there for over a week, but I’m really excited about going to NICAR again. I’m also now going to be in Perugia for the International Journalism Festival at the beginning of April. Woop!
Things that have amused/horrified me this past fortnight:
  • This dude’s really weird request for after he dies. Torn between ‘awesome’ and 'weird’, although I’ve now learned that it is definitely 100% illegal to possess bits of human body in the US, so too bad for him I guess
  • I learned of the existence of The Poe Toaster! As in Edgar Allan Poe! Being toasted! At his grave! For 75 years! What!
  • This whole thing about Clearview AI just gave me anxiety. But, that said, I put my photo into Yandex Image Search (read about that here) and it thought I was a Russian model or something, so… ¯_(ツ)_/¯

On the home front
Over the pond
A 3-D Tour of How the Senate Was Transformed for the Impeachment Trial
Elsewhere...
Assessing Australia’s “ecological disaster”
Mapping Coronavirus, Globally
Odds and ends
The Street-network Sprawl Map
Can you point to Ukraine on a map?
That’s all for this week… I’ll see you next week! It takes me a while to write this newsletter - if you like receiving it every (most?) Sunday, you can support me/Fair Warning either on a recurring basis (Patreon, or there’s a link below), or you can just buy me a coffee. I love coffee!
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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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