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The Geojournalism Handbook

The Geojournalism Handbook was born when a group of environmental journalists felt a new approach was needed for issues such as the 2009 Copenhagen conference. They noted that mainstream news coverage of climate change had reached its peak, and that new ways were needed to make sense of the vast quantities of data being created by scientists and researches about environmental issues, in order to tell an engaging story.

But what is geojournalism? The creators define it as 'the practice of telling stories with data generated by the Earth Sciences'.  The site collates a toolkit for aspiring 'geojournalists', many of which are featured individually on our Resource pages (Mapknitter, Mapbox) as well as a short glossary to help clear up any jargon.