Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Free digital tools training available to journalists

The Society of Professional Journalists announced on Monday that it has partnered with Google News Lab and The Poynter Institute to create free training opportunities for journalists in the use of digital tools. Trainers, who will be available to be booked for sessions, will be knowledgeable in areas such as Google Trends, Google Public Data, Embeddable Maps, Google Earth Pro, Google Search/Advanced Search Tools, Google My Maps, Google Fusion Tables, Street View/UGC panoramas, Google Crisis Map, Google Permissions + Broadcast licenses and Mailing list.

Google News Labs and Poynter will also host regular virtual office hours via Google Hangouts On Air, beginning on Friday. Participants can send in comments or questions through the event page, the Google News Lab Twitter channel or email. For more information click here.

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