The Geojournalism Toolkit was born when a group of environmental journalists felt a new approach was needed to make sense of the vast quantities of data being created by scientists about environmental issues, in order to tell an engaging story.
The Geojournalism Toolkit is an alliance between journalists and other professionals, mainly programmers, designers and data analysts. Its website collates guides and tutorials for aspiring 'geojournalists' as well as a short glossary to help clear up any jargon.
But what is geojournalism? The creators define it as 'the practice of telling stories with data generated by the Earth Sciences.'
Geojournalism.org is part of the portfolio of InfoAmazonia, a multidisciplinary team hosted in Brazil working to create useful applications for environmental coverage. The online toolkit was created in partnership with Internews’ Earth Journalism Network and the Flag It! Project
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First published on August 20, 2016
Last updated on July 27, 2020