Google News Labs - Cardiff (also open to NUJ members from other regions)
Technology changes fast, and being aware of and keeping up with those changes can be tough as a freelance. Google News Labs work with many major publications training them to use Google tools, which help with specific aspects on reporting. As freelancers we can often miss out on these skills that can assist our work and enable us to deliver it to high level.
The NUJ Freelance Industrial Council has organised a half-day workshop, run by Google News Labs which will teach you many aspects of Google tools.
This will include these three sessions;
Google tools journalists can use to research, report and visualize a story. This session will walk 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, a map can help tell a thousand stories. In this session you will see how embeddable maps can help visualise a story that engages the viewer and displays information in an engaging format. 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.
The workshop is free of charge, including lunch and refreshments.
Registration starts at 10.30am with the workshop kicking off at 11am.
This is an exclusive NUJ members only event.
This event is open to NUJ members from across Wales and the South West (and further afield if you don't have a Google News Lab being organised near you).