Maps with the News is a lively assessment of the role of cartography in American journalism. Tracing the use of maps in American news reporting from the eighteenth century to the 1980s, Mark Monmonier explores why and how journalistic maps have achieved such importance.
“A most welcome and thorough investigation of a neglected aspect of both the history of cartography and modern cartographic practice.”—Mapline
“A well-written, scholarly treatment of journalistic cartography. . . . It is well researched, thoroughly indexed and referenced . . . amply illustrated.”—Judith A. Tyner, Imago Mundi
“There is little doubt that Maps with the News should be part of the training and on the desks of all those concerned with producing maps for mass consumption, and also on the bookshelves of all journalists, graphic artists, historians of cartography, and geographic educators.”—W. G. V. Balchin, Geographical Journal
“A definitive work on journalistic cartography.”—Virginia Chipperfield, Society of University Cartographers Bulletin