National Press Club

Get comfortable with data journalism at NPC Journalism Institute, Google News Lab session, Aug. 15

August 3, 2019 | By Andie Coller | acoller@press.org

Enter the powerful world of data journalism and discover how to use it to tell deep, insightful stories at a National Press Club Journalism Institute event held in conjunction with Google News Lab Thursday, on Thursday, Aug. 15, in the Bloomberg Room at 10 a.m.

At the session, you’ll learn to find, analyze, interpret and visualize data using Google Permissions, Google Public Data Explorer, Google Crisis Map, Global Forest Watch, Election Databot, Tilegrams, Google Data GIF Maker, Flourish, Google Trends and Google Fusion Tables.

Note: This session follows a Wednesday, Aug. 14, Google News Lab session covering Google Basics for reporters.

Doors for the event will open at 9:45 a.m. Registration is required. The cost is $5 for members of the National Press Club and $10 for non-members. Register here.

The session will be taught by Maggie Farley, a former Los Angeles Times foreign correspondent who is now working with Google News Initiative to help journalism thrive in the digital age. She travels around the country to small and medium newsrooms to train journalists in tech tools to enhance their reporting: verification, data visualization, and multimedia skills.

The National Press Club Journalism Institute promotes an engaged global citizenry through an independent and free press, and equips journalists with skills and standards to inform the public in ways that inspire civic engagement. As the nonprofit of the National Press Club, the Institute serves as a beacon for journalism in the public interest.

Contact Andie Coller, program director of the National Press Club Journalism Institute, with questions at acoller@press.org.