Bringing journalists together to learn new skills
To help data journalists tell stories we offer access to new tools, data artwork and Google data to visualize and analyze data. Recently we worked with design studio Datavized to create TwoTone, a tool that turns data into audio; Morph, which creates animated visuals from information and a new version of Data Gif Maker, that generates animated data gifs. As yet another instance, Data Commons brings public datasets to make them easier to mash up collectively. Check out more illustrations of our art and tools.
Would you want to work on ways with us to tell stories with data? Get in touch with us in firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last, datajournalism.com–launched by European Journalism Centre and supported by the GNI–is a brand new hub for information journalists with lessons, the Data Journalism Handbook along with a network of over 9,000 data journalists and students.
This fall we are financing the launching of Data Journalism MOOCs with all the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas. They are online courses–available in English, Spanish and Portugese– that cover the fundamentals of data journalism with exercises and reading assignments. Participants can associate with others taking the course, letting them ask questions, get feedback and network with other individuals. With financing from Google, the MOOCs will reach journalists that wouldn’t be able to receive training otherwise.
Make data visualizations that are animated that are easy Gif Maker
Over time, journalists have told us that instruction on basic resources –such as Google Trends, Google Maps, and Google Earth–speeds up their job, so that they can spend more effort in their reporting and dividing time for other jobs. We’re continuing our five years’ funding of this Society of Professional Journalists Training Program, using a refocused effort on providing Google tools training in important conventions, conventions and regional SPJ occasions where eager journalists convene, reaching an estimated 4,000 journalists by March 2020.
Reporters produce stories that are insightful about the way the planet is changing, and information journalism is an important tool for telling these tales. But experimentation with information journalism may be time consuming and costly, so the Google News Initiative is releasing online resources data journalism trainings and tools –they need to be successful, while working with leaders in the area to be certain newsrooms have the assistance. Here’s a quick overview of what’s coming.
The Investigative Reporters and Editors conference, National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting International Symposium on Online Journalism, as well as the Excellence in Immunology seminar provide an Chance for journalists to connect with their colleagues and leaders in the field, also expose journalists to the latest tools and practices. We are sponsoring such events, in addition to supplying sessions on machine learning, data visualization tools for verification and fact checking, security and safety online and more.
Investigative Reporters and Editors hosting a newsroom training.
We are funding the Investigative Reporters and Editors'”Data in Local Newsrooms Training program” to deliver free coaching to journalists in their own newsrooms. The IRE will select 10 newsrooms in the U.S. and Canada to participate, teaching over 200 journalists the most up-to-date-techniques, and providing continuing support for their own projects.
Past the MOOCs, journalists can learn new abilities from the GNI training centre . Together with training available in multiple languages we’ll add classes on how best to use Google Sheets for information journalism, transcribe sound in Google Docs, and picture information in Google Data Studio. You’ll get a certificate to demonstrate that you have taken the time to advance your abilities after finishing the training.