NY1's news show "Inside City Hall" took a close look at new maps created in the redistricting process by the Center for Urban Research at the CUNY Graduate Center, as part of the station's primary night coverage (New York State held its primary elections for Congress and US Senate on Tuesday, June 26 this year).
The interview, with the Center's mapping service director Steven Romalewski, highlighted how helpful CUR's interactive maps were during the redistricting process this year. Journalists at NY1, for example, used the maps extensively to help viewers understand how the new district lines would impact communities across New York (see links to video clips below). In the words of Errol Louis, Inside City Hall's anchor, "The CUNY Graduate Center hit one out of the park" with these maps!
The video is available at the Inside City Hall website. It is a two-part segment:
- the first part (about 8 minutes) focuses on interactive redistricting maps that were enhanced recently with data on eligible voting populations in
Congressional districts across the state; and
- the second part (about 4 minutes) focuses on CUR's Welcome to1940s New York project that makes available 100s of photos, maps, and neighborhood information about New York City from the 1940 Census.
"We're so glad that NY1 has made such good use of our interactive maps to inform their reporting, visualize important issues, and educate New Yorkers," noted Romalewski. "The station plays a unique and important role in providing news to New Yorkers. We're delighted the station featured our work, and that they appreciate CUNY's efforts to provide this valuable resource online."
Earlier NY1 segments featuring CUR's maps include:
In addition to support from the CUNY Graduate Center and the City University of New York, we owe a special thanks to our foundation partners who have helped fund much our Census mapping work in the New York region and nationwide:
- the Building Resilient Regions Project of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; and
- the Hagedorn Foundation.