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SSW Workshop: Mapping for Journalism

  • Experimental Station 6100 South Blackstone Avenue Chicago, IL, 60637 United States (map)

When used correctly, maps can provide a wealth of visual and numerical information to support any journalistic work. When abused, maps can perpetuate harmful stereotypes or inaccurate perceptions of data. In the first part of this workshop, we’ll talk about types of maps, elements of map-making, and how journalists can utilize maps as a part of their stories. In the second part, we will create a choropleth map of Chicago using the free software QGIS. Bring your laptop—instructions on how to download necessary materials will be emailed to attendees beforehand.

Event hosted by South Side Weekly.