Building an interactive map of select Caribbean publications with StoryMapJS

With the aim of further introducing users to the list of publications selected for the thematic toolkit, we decided to create an interactive map with StoryMapJS, a tool designed by Northwestern University’s Knight Lab. With its user-friendly layout and emphasis on geographic storytelling, this tool allowed us to build a visual display that both explores the individual histories of each publication and presents their relative regions of operation and influence to users. Each entry in the story map includes information about the origins, publishers, primary audiences, and publication frequency of a particular paper, among other historical details.

Though already accessible to users, this is an ongoing project that we will continue to develop as more detailed information is added to corresponding entries.