Journalism to host Google tools workshop

Journalism to host Google tools workshop

Google headquarters
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Andersen Hall, home to Nebraska's College of Journalism and Mass Communication

The College of Journalism and Mass Communications, in partnership with the Society of Professional Journalists and the Google News Initiative, will host a Google tools workshop from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 8 in the Nebraska Union Auditorium.

The workshop will provide free training for students interested in using Google tools to improve their research, news gathering, reporting, storytelling, market analysis and creative projects. Topics covered will include:

  • Google Trends
  • Google Scholar for reporting
  • Google Reverse Image search and other verification tools
  • Advance Search Modifiers
  • Google Dataset Search
  • Google Flourish Studio
  • Google Earth Studio
  • Google Earth Pro
  • Google Earth Engine Timelpase
  • Google Public Data Explorer
  • Datascraping with Google Sheets and other tools

The workshop will be led by Mike Reilley, a Nebraska journalism alumnus who serves as a digital trainer with the Society of Professional Journalists. Reilley is a visiting professor of data and multimedia journalism at the University of Illinois-Chicago and has taught Google News Initiative tools to more than 4,000 journalists and educators.

The training is free for all students. Participants should bring a laptop or mobile device and register by Feb. 4 on the journalism college website.

For more information, contact Gary Kebbel at 402-472-3075 or garykebbel@unl.edu.