Maps with the News

Maps with the News

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Maps with the News is a lively assessment of the role of cartography in American journalism. Tracing the use of maps in American news reporting from the eighteenth century to the 1980s, Mark Monmonier explores why and how journalistic maps have achieved such importance. qA most welcome and thorough investigation of a neglected aspect of both the history of cartography and modern cartographic€”Mapline qA well-written, scholarly treatment of journalistic cartography. . . . It is well researched, thoroughly indexed and referenced . . . amply€”Judith A. Tyner, Imago Mundi qThere is little doubt that Maps with the News should be part of the training and on the desks of all those concerned with producing maps for mass consumption, and also on the bookshelves of all journalists, graphic artists, historians of cartography, and geographic€”W. G. V. Balchin, Geographical Journal qA definitive work on journalistic€”Virginia Chipperfield, Society of University Cartographers Bulletin... news maps, more than any other cartographic product, tend to focus on crime, war, accidents, and natural disasters. ... newspaper readers.3 No other cartographic genre has as large a€” or as captive a€” a following, although road maps and ... 1875 through about 1972, lists a single study: Walter Ristowa#39;s 1957 essay on maps of World War II and the cold war in ... The Study of News Maps Journalistic cartography warrants scholarly attention 18 CHAPTER ONE Organization of the Book.

Title:Maps with the News
Author:Mark Monmonier
Publisher:University of Chicago Press - 1989-03-01


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