Friday, February 8, 2019
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Nebraska Union Auditorium
Program Cost: Free to all University of Nebraska-Lincoln students
About the workshop
The workshop will provide free training for students interested in using Google tools to improve their research, news gathering, reporting, storytelling, market analysis and creative projects. This workshop is provided by the Google News Initiative, the Society of Professional Journalists and the College of Journalism and Mass Communications.
Who should attend?
This workshop is appropriate for all students. Google tools can be applied across disciplines and majors. There are no pre-requisites for the workshop.
What to expect:
The training will cover a variety of Google tools, including:
- Google Trends
- Google Scholar for reporting
- Google Reverse Image search and other verification tools
- Google Search Modifiers
- Google Dataset Search (New)
- Google Flourish Studio (New)
- Google Earth Studio (New)
- Google Earth Pro
- Google Earth Engine Timelapse
- Google Public Data Explorer
- Datascraping with Google Sheets and other tools
What to bring:
Participants should bring a laptop and mobile device. Please have Google Chrome installed as your browser and establish a Gmail account. Download the following programs:
Trainer Bio: Mike Reilley
Mike, a COJMC alum, is an SPJ digital trainer who has taught Google News Initiative tools to more than 4,000 journalists and educators in the past 2.5 years. When he’s not on the road doing trainings, he teaches data and multimedia journalism at the University of Illinois-Chicago, where he is a visiting professor.
A former reporter at the LA Times and web editor at the Chicago Tribune, Mike served for 13 years as a faculty member at Northwestern, Arizona State University and DePaul University, teaching digital journalism to hundreds of students and professional journalists.
He holds journalism degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (undergrad) and Northwestern University (masters).
Twitter: @journtoolbox | Email:
Registration deadline is February 4, 2019.