Google News Lab intro and training
Save the date - 04/02/16
TECHNOLOGY changes fast, and being aware of and keeping up with those changes can be tough as a freelance. The NUJ Freelance Industrial Council is aware that as freelancers we can often miss out on the skills training that could assist our work, and enable us to deliver it to high standards, and that staffers are routinely receiving.
Google News Lab works with many major publications training them to use Google tools, which help on specific aspects on reporting. So, as a new FIC initiative, we have organised a half-day workshop for NUJ members, run by Google News Lab, which will teach you many of aspects of Google tools. This will include these three sessions:
- Google tools that journalists can use to research, report and visualise a story. This session will walk through advanced Search and Image Search, Google Trends, Public Data and the practical tips and tricks you can use on a daily basis.
- An introduction to video, and You Tube, covering short formats designed for on-the-go audiences, long form documentaries and interactive - this session will provide lessons and case studies from around the world.
- From breaking news to long-form feature reporting, a map can help tell a thousand stories. In this session you will see how embeddable maps can help visualise a story that engages the viewer and displays information in an engaging format. This workshop will teach you how to build your own maps, how to explore and integrate StreetView and Earth imagery and organise data to create compelling interactives. (For use of Google maps you will need a gmail address.)
The event is from 10am-2pm on Thursday 4 February 2016 including lunch at Google's offices in central London.
NUJ members can inquire about returns at firstname.lastname@example.org.