GeoJournalism GLF 2015

A growing movement of data journalists are building platforms that combine interactive maps with visualized environmental data and traditional reporting to communicate the essential stories of climate change. Here’s a chance to meet with and learn from some of the early practitioners in this field working in key bio-regions around the world.

There is an increasing amount of environmental and climate-related data being generated by everything from satellites to sensors to undersea robots. But accessing, analyzing and understanding this data can be a challenge. Meanwhile, continuous advances in digital media technology are making it ever easier for journalists, scientists, activists and other communicators to build their own custom-designed sites that can visualize data, generate custom maps and display stories in a variety of media formats.

GeoJournalism is a branch of data journalism that combines these approaches to create online platforms that provide scientific evidence for stories and narrative context for data. In this panel, innovators from Brazil, South Africa, South Asia, Indonesia, Central Africa and the US talk about their strategies and challenges, and answer your questions about this intriguing new approach to communication.

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