Maps with the News is a lively assessment of the role of cartography in American journalism.
Author: Mark Monmonier
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
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. "A most welcome and thorough investigation of a neglected aspect of both the history of cartography and modern cartographic practice."—Mapline "A well-written, scholarly treatment of journalistic cartography. . . . It is well researched, thoroughly indexed and referenced . . . amply illustrated."—Judith A. Tyner, Imago Mundi "There 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 educators."—W. G. V. Balchin, Geographical Journal "A definitive work on journalistic cartography."—Virginia Chipperfield, Society of University Cartographers Bulletin
This book adopts a unique perspective on journalism by considering it as a practice of cartography.
Author: Mike Gasher
Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag Wiesbaden GmbH
This book adopts a unique perspective on journalism by considering it as a practice of cartography. Through every aspect of their work, journalists describe and define their community and situate that community within the larger world. With words, images, and sounds, journalists: sketch out the boundaries of community; define its values; identify key components of its political, economic, and cultural infrastructure; describe its constituents; position community with respect to neighbouring communities; highlight other constituencies with which this community has important ties; and relegate to the margins great portions of the rest of the world. These news reports create mental maps for news audiences, cartographies of the imagination, from whatever news sources they draw upon. Because access to the world is highly mediated, it is largely through news reporting and commentary that we come to know that world. Thus, these maps of the news wield considerable symbolic power, feeding the social imaginary. News media power is two-fold. First, it is the power of selection, one of inclusion and exclusion, exposure and suppression. Second, it is the power of categorization, entailing classification, definition, and suppression.
Now that the political, economic, and journalistic factors have been established, a comparison of British and American news maps can commence.
Author: Jeffrey P. Stone
During the early years of the Cold War, England and the United States both found themselves reassessing their relationship with their former ally the Soviet Union, and the status of their own “special relationship” was far from certain. As Jeffrey P. Stone argues, maps from British and American news journals from this period became a valuable tool for relating the new realities of the Cold War to millions of readers. These maps were vehicles for political ideology, revealing both obvious and subtle differences in how each country viewed global geopolitics at the onset of the Cold War. Richly illustrated with news maps, cartographic advertisements, and cartoons from the era, this book reveals the idiomatic political, cultural, and material differences contributing to these divergent cartographic visions of the Cold War world.
News organizations produce at least four kinds of maps. As discussed above, the first of these representational spaces is the micro-scale map of 'here,' the ...
Author: Susan P. Mains
Category: Social Science
This is the first comprehensive volume to explore and engage with current trends in Geographies of Media research. It reviews how conceptualizations of mediated geographies have evolved. Followed by an examination of diverse media contexts and locales, the book illustrates key issues through the integration of theoretical and empirical case studies, and reflects on the future challenges and opportunities faced by scholars in this field. The contributions by an international team of experts in the field, address theoretical perspectives on mediated geographies, methodological challenges and opportunities posed by geographies of media, the role and significance of different media forms and organizations in relation to socio-spatial relations, the dynamism of media in local-global relations, and in-depth case studies of mediated locales. Given the theoretical and methodological diversity of this book, it will provide an important reference for geographers and other interdisciplinary scholars working in cultural and media studies, researchers in environmental studies, sociology, visual anthropology, new technologies, and political science, who seek to understand and explore the interconnections of media, space and place through the examples of specific practices and settings.
Online service like Bing Maps, Google Maps, and Nokia Maps etc. allows searching and locating your finding within fraction of a second. This thesis focuses on creating a tool for displaying news on a world map.
Category: Dissertations, Academic
The internet has become a primary news source today. Much news is gotten through web services, RSS feeds, online channels and Social networking. Such large numbers of resources led to exploring available opportunities in online news and application development. On the other hand paper maps and printed guides are now leftovers of two decades past. They have been replaced by geo services like satellite imagery, GPS trackers, location data and maps, which represent the most advanced digital mapping technologies. Geo services are making our lifestyle even better as it has become something important part of our day to day life. Online service like Bing Maps, Google Maps, and Nokia Maps etc. allows searching and locating your finding within fraction of a second. This thesis focuses on creating a tool for displaying news on a world map. The basic motivation behind the thesis is to combine the power of map services and news services to provide simple platform for news browsing. The users have the ability to get the latest news on a single click and see where it happened on world map! The tool also provides features such as display top news, search news by particular region; and so forth. Web technologies like Bing maps, Silverlight 5, web services were used along with the Visual Studio 2010 as a primary development environment. The tool can run via a website and user just needs to have Silverlight installed on his system.
'Where Are Our Boys?' tells the story of how the war was fought and won from the opening salvos in 1914 to Gallipoli and victory on the Western Front.
Author: Martin Woods
Publisher: National Library of Australia
In 1914, the newspaper map or newsmap began to supply readers with the geographical backdrop to the Great War, an important tool in explaining the progress of the war to the public at home. Day by day, for every campaign and battle, readers across the nation were deluged with maps, both in the pages of newspapers and pasted up in town and city streets, allowing them to follow Australian and Allied exploits. Drawn from scant news cables, out of date cartography, and the writer's imagination, a semi-fictional war story emerged, of ANZAC successes and, sometimes, disasters. Our boys were in Egypt, Palestine, Gallipoli, Belgium, Germany and France, in towns and villages most Australians had never heard of. Soon, these places were being discussed, with growing expertise, over maps in homes, pubs, churches and clubs. Those following the war at home were never allowed too close, as censorship rules dictated when maps could be published. Yet 'Where Are Our Boys?' is not simply about propaganda. Maps in newspapers tracked the war's many campaigns and the exploits of our boys, but most impportantly allowed those at home to feel close to their brothers, husbands, fathers, uncles, neighbours and cousins. Maps naturally became central to commemorating events, people and places. The war produced more maps than any time before in history, giving us along the way some of the most beautiful, and sometimes misleading, maps ever published. 'Where Are Our Boys?' tells the story of how the war was fought and won from the opening salvos in 1914 to Gallipoli and victory on the Western Front. In the end, though, these maps were needed most to help understand the conflict and to comprehend the great human costs.
The professional work component details the author's experiences working at Vox magazine, an alternative newsweekly magazine published by the Columbia Missourian, as the design director. Field notes and samples of work are included.
Author: G. Robert Britten
This journalism master's project includes a professional work component and a research component. The professional work component details the author's experiences working at Vox magazine, an alternative newsweekly magazine published by the Columbia Missourian, as the design director. Field notes and samples of work are included. In the research component the author poses the question "How do news readers read maps in news publications?" (p. 33) This section includes a literature review and copy of originally proposed project entitled "Reception analysis of reader responses to maps in the news."
26 See, J. B. Harley, The New Nature of Maps: Essays in the History of Cartography, ed. Paul Laxton (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001): 137.
Author: Laurie Rodrigues
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Category: Literary Criticism
Claims of ideology's end are, on the one hand, performative denials of ideology's inability to end; while, on the other hand, paradoxically, they also reiterate an idea that 'ending' is simply what all ideologies eventually do. Situating her work around the intersecting publications of Daniel Bell's The End of Ideology (1960) and J.D. Salinger's Franny and Zooey (1961), Laurie Rodrigues argues that American novels express this paradox through nuanced applications of non-realist strategies, distorting realism in manners similar to ideology's distortions of reality, history, and belief. Reflecting the astonishing cultural variety of this period, The American Novel After Ideology, 1961 - 2000 examines Franny and Zooey, Carlene Hatcher Polite's The Flagellants (1967), Leslie Marmon Silko's Almanac of the Dead (1991), and Philip Roth's The Human Stain (2001) alongside the various discussions around ideology with which they intersect. Each novel's plotless narratives, dissolving subjectivities, and cultural codes organize the texts' peculiar relations to the post-ideological age, suggesting an aesthetic return of the repressed.
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Author: Greg Ward
Publisher: Rough Guides
This guide to Brittany and Normandy, now in its 8th edition, contains a full colour introduction section that includes pre-trip information and a colour photograph section of the region's highlights from Monet's garden at Giverny to the Bayeux tapestry. For every part of this region there are reviews of the best places to stay, eat and drink for all budgets. The guide also provides carefully researched articles on the region's history, music, festivals and cuisine.