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Free Google Tools Training

Google Tools and More for Your Classrooms and Student or Professional Newsrooms In this hands-on workshop, SPJ Google News Lab trainer Mike Reilley will show you how to use free Google tools that can help your newsroom build interactive charts, maps, visualizations and more. Tools we’ll cover: Google Flourish, Google Dataset Search, Google Fact Check Explorer, […]

Newsroom Webinar Series – Powerful Storytelling (Part 1)

11 AM CST – Oct 21 Presented By: Poynter Institute Finding and developing compelling character Finding sharp story focus What goes where in the story and why How to make words and video work seamless together even when you have limited video How to spot soundbites that deeply connect with viewers Webinar will be led […]

Newsroom Webinar Series – Powerful Storytelling (Part 2)

11 AM CST – Nov 4 Presented By: Poynter Institute The eight motivators that make any story more interesting Getting beyond the obvious to the more important “why” of the story The power of the Ladder of Abstraction (how to make interesting stories important and important stories interesting) Sentence structure that makes information unforgettable Webinar […]

Newsroom Webinar Series – Battling Bias

11 AM CST – Dec 4 Presented By: Poynter Institute Where do our biases come from? How do we recognize our own biases? Eight kinds of biases that can influence our journalism (these don’t make you a bad person, they mean you are normal) How biases influence who is in and out of our coverage […]

Newsroom Webinar Series – Fighting Fakes and Truth Decay

11 AM CST – Jan 4, 2022 Presented By: Poynter Institute Where does information come from and who is behind it? Why do people spread disinformation? How can you detect fake photos? What is metadata and what will it tell you? What does every journalist need to understand about algorithms?Webinar will be led by Al Tompkins, […]