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Maps with the News; The Development of American Journalistic Cartography

Maps with the News; The Development of American Journalistic Cartography

by Mark Monmonier
     
 

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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.

"A most welcome and thorough investigation of a neglected aspect of both the history of

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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.

"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

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Monmonier (geography, Syracuse U.) presents a lively study of the use of maps in American news reporting. He traces the early history of the use of maps in news reporting, shows how technological changes have affected their use, and tracks their expanding use by journalists. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
W G. V. Balchin
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.
Geographical Journal
Judith A. Tyner
A well-written scholarly treatment of journalistic cartography...It is well researched, thoroughly indexed and referenced...amply illustrated.
Imago Mundi
Mapline
A most welcome and thorough investigation of a neglected aspect of both the history of cartography and modern cartographic practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226534138
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
06/28/1999
Edition description:
1
Pages:
348
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Mark Monmonier is distinguished professor of geography at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.

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