Mapping and data analysis are shaping the ways in which news and important stories are shared and understood. A quick browse of our journalism and new media gallery truly places into perspective the emerging practice of data-driven journalism. At the core of data-journalism, we at CartoDB are building a culture of geo-journalism underscored by our wonderful and active journalism community. Simultaneously, we strive to be at the cutting edge of data-journalism innovation with mapping and storytelling tools that take reporting to the next level, robust free accounts for IRE members, and engagement opportunities such as our Ambassador’s Program to help our journalism community get the most from their data. In short, we love data-journalists, we love our communities of storytelling mappers, and we’re celebrating our news-centric love with the Second Annual GeoJourNews Conference! - and you’re invited!
With the success of last year’s inaugural event, we’re building momentum for what’s sure to be the best GeoJourNews to date. GeoJourNews 2016 (a pun on geo-journos) is a one day conference about everything geo-news and news data with insightful and informative talks from some of the most prolific and creative mapmakers, data scientists, journalists, and activists in our community. Co-sponsored by Knight-Mozilla Open News and co-hosted at the Eugene Lang College: The New School, GeoJourNews will bring the latest and greatest geospatial and data related innovations, techniques, tools, practices, and stories under one roof. Our featured speakers are coders, journalists, cartographers, and educators from newsrooms and institutions around the world. Be sure to check the GeoJourNews website frequently as we update our speaker list! Have an idea for a great talk or some interesting insights? Our call for proposals is open now through mid-May!
Located at the Eugene Lang College, The New School, GeoJourNews will be centrally located and accessible from all over new York City. Following the conference, join us at the CartoDB office for the afterparty and lightning talks from journalisms across all landscapes.
Where: Eugene Lang College, The New School: 65 W 11th St, New York, NY
When: June 8th, 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sponsors: Parson’s Journalism + Design Program, Knight Mozilla Open News
Interested in attending, giving a lightning talk, or scoring a student scholarship to fund your attendance? Check out the conference site for more information on all of the above.
If you’re a member of IRE or a NICAR attendee, use promo code newsmaps16 for a 95% discount!
Best of all, the first 15 people who get to the end of this blog post have earned themselves a 95% discount as well!
If you’d like to tweet about the event, or the sweet speaker set list, please use the #geojournews16 hashtag and @cartoDB!
Hope to see you on June 8th, and as always…
Happy Data Mapping!
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