A compilation of final projects completed by students in the Fall 2015 data visualization course at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Instructor: Peter Aldhous; thanks also to J-School lecturer Jeremy Rue for help and advice to students.
These projects were completed shortly before the J-School lost a giant, Paul ‘Grabs’ Grabowicz, director of the New Media Program, of which this course is a part. RIP Grabs; we are grateful for your vision and inspiration.
The Department of Labor investigates thousands of companies every year, based on its own suspicions or after an employee files a complaint, and has compiled every case it has opened in each of 11 "super sectors" since 2007 — some findings go back decades. Most cases involve Fair Labor Standards Act violations, like skirting minimum wage laws or unpaid overtime.
Source: Department of Labor.View Project
Since 2003, the U.S. State Department has kept complete annual records of where and how American citizens die non-natural deaths in foreign countries. Where and how do they die?View Project
China is the world's second biggest economy, and some of its provinces by themselves would rank fairly high in the global league. Explore the nearest equivalent country for each provice for GDP per capita, unemployment rate, and life expectancyView Project
Though African American students have low English test scores, their Academic Performance Index scores, which evaluate all subjects, are on the rise. These charts were used in a video piece about the history and present fight of education advocates in Oakland.
Source: California Department of Education.View Project