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Jan 5: StoryMap JS

StoryMapJS is a tool that allows journalists to craft narratives in which location is a key component of the story. Imagine, for example, a fugitive’s run from police, a president’s travel itinerary, or a migrant’s journey to a new country.

StoryMapJS’ most prominent element is a map that allows you to show important locations in a story — a border crossing or key stop on the campaign trail, for example — and tell the story of what happened there with rich media from Flickr, YouTube, Vimeo, Twitter, Wikipedia, and other popular media from around the Internet.

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Click on make a StoryMap now and log in with your Google account.
  2. Choose a location and search Google maps to get a starting point.
  3. Add slides for each location on the map.
  4. Add slides for each stop on the map, each slide should have a title, description and a link to media (photo, video, etc.)
  5. Share with a link or embed the map on a website.
Getting to know StoryMap JS

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