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Articles | Volume 2
10 Jul 2019
 | 10 Jul 2019

Multimedia Presentation of Spatial Journalistic Content

Zeinab Torabi, Jan Wilkening, and Juliane Cron

Keywords: Data Journalism, Multimedia, Storytelling

Abstract. Everything happens somewhere. Thus, location plays an important role in data journalism. As interactive websites have become the standard medium for telling journalistic stories, web mapping and multimedia frameworks are often integrated to tell them in an audio-visually appealing way. Often, these integrated frameworks are developed by GIS or web mapping companies in order to reach new target groups such as journalists. In this study, we investigated different approaches for integrating web maps and multimedia presentations in a journalistic story. We first defined the most important criteria for a well-suited multimedia presentation of spatial journalistic content. We also identified the most relevant platforms for presenting spatial journalistic content, based on popularity and completeness. Finally, we built a sample story to show how web maps and multimedia elements can be used to represent spatial journalistic content. We built this story with the two most suitable frameworks and evaluated the story with experts and according to our criteria.

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