Map Like a Journalist (Salon C & D)

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You've cleaned a 20,000 row csv, merged it with the strange propriety data format, and miraculously rendered the result into an interactive map. To you, every data point and zoom-level is fascinating. To a casual reader, it's overwhelming and opaque.

To reach a wide audience and deliver a memorable conclusion, a map must tell a compelling story. Cartographers can borrow the narrative tricks of journalists to create relatable characters, build stakes, and highlight satisfying resolutions. We'll explore powerful storytelling techniques to help present maps that readers will understand and remember. We'll also examine how FiveThirtyEight approaches large datasets, and I'll share my experiences of working with journalists and cartographers across five different newsrooms.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 09:15 to 10:00
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 09:15 to 10:00
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 09:15 to 10:00
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 09:15 to 10:00
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 09:15 to 10:00
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 09:15 to 10:00

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