Become a Google news-gathering master with these training resources from the Google News Lab

By Matt Abbott | 31st Jan 2018

At our conference, Building the Future of Community Journalism (BFCJ18) in January, Matt Cooke, head of international at Google News Labs delivered a practical talk on how to get the most out of Google tools for newsgathering, reporting and storytelling. From verification, data journalism, research and resources, to using maps to tell stories, the presentation was eye-opening, to say the least.

Below is a list of all the tools Matt explored at the conference with the additional slides from his presentation linked at the bottom of the article.

Tools & Resources

Research & Verification

Additional tools to help you verify digital content

Google Trends

Examples of digital innovations:

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Tools & Resources

Presentation: Digital Newsgathering slides

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