Thursday, September 6, 2018

SPJ and Google News Initiative Training in Indy

Presented by SPJ and Google News Initiative, the first training session in a series of workshops across the country, “Covering and Protecting Your Elections” was held on Sept. 5 at WFYI in Indianapolis.

“Covering and Protecting Your Elections: Tools to detect misinformation, protect yourself and your data online, and connect with voters” is a free training that includes a wide range of Google tools and workflows that can help journalists engage their audience, research and report information around political elections and use data visualizations in powerful new ways.

Indianapolis was the first stop for the tour, which will visit 12 cities across the country from Sept. 5 - Oct. 19. Each training session will offer a variety of workshops including:

Verification and Fact Checking: Learn time-saving methods to verify the authenticity and accuracy of images, videos and reports that you find in social media and elsewhere online. 

Safety and Security: Learn how to protect yourself and your news organization from hacking, phishing, malware, other digital attacks and censorship — for the upcoming election season and beyond.

Data Journalism: Find, analyze, interpret and visualize data in compelling new ways — and help your audience gain a deeper understanding of election data and campaigns.

Journalism Ethics: Learn important principles that are the foundation of ethical journalism while encouraging their use by all people in all media — during election season and every day.

Highlights from the event: