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April 24, 2014

Thursday is here, and that means it’s time for visual journalism! And before we move on to the weekly selection of infographics published in magazines and newspapers across the globe, we’d like to recommend an article that is too good to wait for the next Data Viz News.

On visualjounalism.com, Gert K Nielsen posted the “10 reasons this infographic might not be the best in the world“, referring itself, as you’ve probably guessed, to this year’s Malofiej ‘Peter Sullivan Award’ for printed graphics winning piece, by the New York Times.

We showed that work, together with other winners in previous occasions, but since its announcement it was clear that the choosing of “State gun laws enacted in Year since Newtown” (online version) as the best infographic of 2013 was far from being unanimous. Despite that, this is the first article we’ve seen that actually talks about it openly, and it even raises some very interesting points about the way the Malofiej awards have been handled in the past years. (HT Alberto Cairo on Twitter).

Let’s move on to the infographic selection -and in case you missed it, we published a small round up of visual tributes honoring Gabriel García Márquez‘ legacy, that also includes a couple of impressive examples of visual journalism.

The Life Cycle of Ideas | Accurat | Popular Science

(image: Popular Science)

(Via)

Benfica, Portuguese Champion | Mário Malhão | Diário Económico

(image: Diário Económico)

(Via)

The Amazing Spiderman 2 | Miguel Ulloa Maciel | La Razon

(image: La Razón)

(Via)

Meteor Rain | El Mundo

(image: El Mundo)

(Via)

Ecological Guatemala | Billy Melgar Guzman | Prensa Libre

(image: Prensa Libre)

(Via)

Evolution of Technology | Diana Estefania Rubio | La Razón

(image: La Razón)

(Via)

Barcino | El Periódico

(image: El Periódico)

(Via)

Kashmir Tourism | Sheikh Parvaiz Ahmad | The Counsellor Magazine

(image: The Counsellor Magazine)

(Via)

Return of a native | Fernando G. Baptista, Matthew Twombly, Aldo Chiappe | National Geographic

(image: National Geographic)

(Via)

Salala Port | Marcelo Duhalde | Times of Oman / Shabiba Graphics

(image: Times of Oman / Shabiba Graphics)
(image: Times of Oman / Shabiba Graphics)

(Via and Via)

WWI in the trenchs | Le Monde

(image: Le Monde)

(Via)

Less and less college students in Portugal | Mário Malhão | Diário Económico

(image: Diário Económico)

(Via)

Brazuca | Jesús R. Sánchez | Record

(image: Record)

(Via)

Montessori method vs traditional teaching | Cristina Claverol | El Periódico

(image: El Periódico)

(Via)

Tracking District ospreys | Patterson Clark | The Washington Post

(image: The Washington Post)

(Via)

Insatiable Force | Mark A. Garlick | National Geographic

(image: National Geographic)

(Via)

María Félix | Walter Cortez

(image: Walter Cortez)

(Via)

Barcelona in La Copa | Marc Creus | Sport

(image: Sport)

(Via)

Captain American: Friend or Foe | Johnathan L. Lizárraga Lozano | Noroeste

(image: Noroeste)

(Via)

A challenge for the brothers Pou | Elena Pou, Sofía Valgañón | Marca

(image: Marca)

(Via)

And from Visual Loop Brasil:

Studying abroad | Débora Islas, Thiago Justo | Capricho magazine

(image: Capricho magazine)

(Via)

Impacts of soccer in the body | Thiago Lyra, Regina Célia Pereira, Erika Onodera | Nova Escola magazine

(image: Nova Escola magazine)

(Via)

Tattoos in Brazil | O Tempo

(image: O Tempo)

(Via)

Animal Biotechnology | Rubens Paiva | Estado de S. Paulo

(image: Estado de S. Paulo)

(Via)

 

We’ll return next week with more infographics, but you can join thousands of Pinterest users who are following our boards – including the one with all the infographics published in this weekly column.

Written by Tiago Veloso

Tiago Veloso is the founder and editor of Visualoop and Visualoop Brasil . He is Portuguese, currently based in Bonito, Brazil.

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