By Joe Grimm
Some reporters pan for the nuggets on their beat. Others use maps to find the buried treasures. Joe Grimm, who writes the “Ask the Recruiter” column for Poynter.org, explains three styles of beat mapping.
One maps relationships, one charts coverage plans and one details the insides of organizations or industries.
Take a look through the descriptions, resources, tools put together by Joe Grimm to get a better understanding of ways to beat map.
Beat mapping: 1, 2, 3
Beat mapping resources (PDF)
- Joe Grimm is a visiting editor in residence at the Michigan State University School of Journalism and writes the “Ask the Recruiter” column for Poynter.org.
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