Introduction to Data Visualization: Student Projects

A compilation of final projects completed by students in the Fall 2017 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.

Reis Thebault

Who Bears The Burden Of U.S. Oil Refining?

Pollution from oil refineries disproprotionately affects the poor, and people of color.

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Cat Schuknecht

Gospel Billboards In The United States

Take a tour of the provocative evangelist messages displayed along highways nationwide.

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Spencer Silva

Is A “Juiced Ball” Responsible For Major League Baseball’s Latest Home Run Record?

More home runs were hit in 2017 than any other season in MLB history. Here's why experts think it has something to do with a change in the ball.

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Maggie Hodges

In Regions With High Fertility Rates, Infertility Rates are Also High. So Are the Consequences.

Infertility is a huge problem across the developing world, often associated with violence against women.

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Suhauna Hussain

Foreign Gifts To U.S. Higher Education

Increasingly, colleges enjoy hefty donations from people or entities that are based abroad.

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Shangjun Jiang

Are You Qualified?

Increasing numbers of U.S. workers have a college education.

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Sonali Verma

Lung Cancer In America

It's the number one cause of preventable death in America. This analyis explores mortality rates, incidence rates, cigarette taxes, tobacco usage, and tobacco control programs.

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Julia Vassey

Infant Mortality Rates Across The United States

While the average infant mortality rate in America has been declining over the last decade and is around 5.8 per 1,000 births, it varies greatly from county to county, ranging from less than 5 to over 19 per 1,000 births.

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Marc Vartabedian

The Explosive Growth Of The Mexican Auto Industry

Since NAFTA came into force in 1994, Mexico has become one of the world's largest automotive manufacturing countries.

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Ruchika Radhakrishnan

Does International Aid Produce Sustainable Growth?

A look at key indicators of economic output, education, infrastructure, and healthcare in countries that experienced a surge in foreign aid.>/p> View Project