Google News Labs training on tour

TECHNOLOGY changes fast, and keeping up with those changes can be tough as a freelance. The NUJ's Freelance Industrial Council is aware that as freelances we can often miss out on the skills that can assist our work and enable us to deliver it to the high level promoted by training that staffers are routinely receiving. Google News Labs work with many publications training them to use Google tools, which help on specific aspects on reporting and so, as an FIC initiative we have organised a half-day workshop, run by Google News Labs, which will teach you many of aspects of Google tools.

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This will include three sessions on Google tools journalists can use to research, report and visualise a story. One 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. Also included is an introduction to video and YouTube, with lessons and case studies from around the world.

A map can help tell a thousand stories. In this session you will see how embeddable maps can help visualise a story in an engaging format. A workshop will teach you how to build your own Google Maps, how to explore and integrate StreetView and Earth imagery and organise data to create compelling interactives.

The training sessions are in: Manchester 6 September (Google, Manchester); Edinburgh 8 November (Double Tree Hilton, City Centre); Cardiff 25 October; Belfast 30 September (venues to be confirmed); and Brussels (event to be confirmed, in which case details will follow). Sign up free now at Places are limited.

For a report of a successful NUJ freelances Google News Lab training in London, see

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