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Public Newsroom #11: Google Tools for Journalists

March 23, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Don’t let the title of Public Newsroom #11 fool you, this hands-on workshop will be useful for journalists, community members, organizers, educators and artists alike. Learn how you can use Google’s suite of online tools to tell new stories, dig deeper into issues you care about and engage your community.

In addition to web tools, our Google facilitator, Mike Reilley, will cover Android and iPhone apps that you can use to create 180-degree interactive photos, up your social media game and translate content into multiple languages.

As always, this event is free and open to the public—but be sure to bring your computer and digital devices as we’ll be walking through how to use these tools while learning how they work.

The day’s schedule is as follows:

2 p.m.: Introductions and getting started

2:05 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.: Google overview, Google Trends, Image Search-Verification, search shortcuts, testing website mobile speed on, Google Scholar for sourcing, research, Google MyActivity management and privacy tools.

3:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.: Break

3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.: Google MyMaps and Fusion Tables (chart, basic map if time), Data Scraping with Sheets and Google Public Data Explorer.

5 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Dinner break

6 p.m.-7 p.m.: Google Earth Pro (photos, flyovers, tours), Google Earth Engine, Juxtapose JS photo slider to feature Google Earth images. (short break if needed)

7 p.m.-8 p.m.: Mobile reporting tools and apps


March 23, 2017
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Category:


City Bureau


6100 S Blackstone Ave, Chicago, IL 60637-2912, United States

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