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Google News Labs training

3 August 2016

The NUJ is hosting four, free half-day workshops run by Google News Labs which will demonstrate how Google tools can be used to research, report and present a story.

The free, half-day workshops will be held this autumn in Manchester, Belfast, Edinburgh and Cardiff.

The sessions will include:

  • How Google tools journalists can be used to research, report and visualize a story. It will go through advanced Search and Image Search, Google Trends, Public Data and the practical tips and tricks you can use on a daily basis.
  • An introduction to video, and You Tube, covering short formats designed for on-the-go audiences, long form documentaries and interactive - this session will provide lessons and case studies from around the world.
  • From breaking news to long form feature reporting, how a map can help tell a thousand stories. This workshop will teach you how to build your own maps, how to explore and integrate StreetView and Earth imagery and organise data to create compelling interactives. For use of Google maps you will need a gmail address.

Refreshments and lunch are included

Cost – FREE (£10 deposit – fully refundable for attendees).  These events are for NUJ members only.

Places are strictly limited to 50 at each event, so don’t delay booking your place

Where and When

MANCHESTER – Tuesday 6 September 2016
Manchester Art Gallery, Mosely Street, Manchester  M2 3JL

Registration from 10:30
11:00 – 15:30

Book your place on the Eventbrite site

BELFAST – Friday 30 September 2016
Holiday Inn, 106A University Street, Belfast BT7 1HP

Registration from 11:00
11:30 – 15:30

Book your place using Paypal or contact the NUJ Freelance Office

CARDIFF – Tuesday 25 October 2016
Chapter Arts Centre, Market Road, Canton, Cardiff  CF5 1QE

Registration from 10:30
11:00 – 15:00

Book your place on the Eventbrite site

EDINBURGH – Tuesday 8 November 2016
Double Tree Hilton, 34 Bread Street, Edinburgh  EH3 9AF

Registration from 9:30
10:00 – 14:00

This is now full, but you can apply to be on the waiting list by emailing

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