[ddj] Fwd: Good examples of fiscal data visualisation?

Scott Klein Scott.Klein at propublica.org
Mon Jun 22 14:27:43 UTC 2015

Here’s one we did earlier this year, Jonathan.



From: data-driven-journalism [mailto:data-driven-journalism-bounces at lists.okfn.org] On Behalf Of Jonathan Gray
Sent: Saturday, June 13, 2015 11:20 AM
To: FTM_Network at googlegroups.com; open-government at lists.okfn.org; List about Data Driven Journalism and Open Data in Journalism.
Subject: [ddj] Fwd: Good examples of fiscal data visualisation?

(Apologies for cross-posting!)

I'm currently collecting examples of fiscal data visualisations for a research project (for further details see below). If anyone has any ideas of projects that we should add I'd love to hear from you! :-)

All the best,


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Jonathan Gray <jonathan.gray at okfn.org<mailto:jonathan.gray at okfn.org>>
Date: 13 June 2015 at 17:16
Subject: Good examples of fiscal data visualisation?
To: OpenSpending Discussion List <openspending at lists.okfn.org<mailto:openspending at lists.okfn.org>>

Hi all,

I'm currently collecting examples of fiscal data visualisations for a research project. The project is looking at how different kinds of visualisations and visual elements are used to narrate public finances - whether by journalists, civil society organisations or public sector bodies.

Once we have collected a decent corpus of examples, we will do a bit of analysis. In the medium term I hope this will become a useful reference for those interested in using data visualisation for advocacy and/or journalism around public finances.

I've started out with an initial list of 165 different projects, but am keen to include:

  * More examples from around the world;
  * More examples of different kinds of visualisations and visual approaches - especially those that go beyond top-down overviews and spending over time;
  * More examples of different types of stories and narratives around public finance. For example many projects focus on top beneficiaries or ranking departments, but I'm keen to see more compelling examples looking at things like tax revenue and tax distribution, comparisons of spending per capita in different areas, trans-national comparisons, etc.

The list so far is available here:


If any of you can think of examples to add, please do pop me an email, ping me on Twitter (at @jwyg), or add to the following forum thread:


Many thanks for your help!



Jonathan Gray

Director of Policy and Research | @jwyg<https://twitter.com/jwyg>

Open Knowledge<http://okfn.org/>

okfn.org<http://okfn.org/> | @okfn<http://twitter.com/OKFN>
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.okfn.org/pipermail/data-driven-journalism/attachments/20150622/a3bc46d1/attachment-0003.html>

More information about the data-driven-journalism mailing list