Workshop for Journalists

Overview of Google Mapping Tools for Journalists and Media

When: Friday 20 May 9:00 - 12:30

             Demo Playground and Reception following the workshop, 13:00-16:00

Where: Google Tokyo

Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. We created the News Lab to support the creation and distribution of the information that keeps us all informed about what's happening in our world today—quality journalism.

Today's news organizations and media entrepreneurs are inventing new ways to discover, create and distribute news content—and we're here to provide tools, data, and programs designed to help.

Whether you're comparing local demographic trends over time, highlighting shelter locations during a flood, setting the scene in a broadcast story, or looking to display before-and-after satellite imagery of a disaster area, a map or chart can be a great vehicle to share information with your audience. At this hands on workshop you will learn how to incorporate Google's mapping tools—from interactive web maps to HD Google Earth animations for television - into your storytelling.

Cost: Attendance is free, following an invitation from Google.

Who should attend?: This workshop is intended for nonprofit mapping and technology specialists. Ideal participants will meet one or more of the following requirements:

  • Are a journalist, investigative reporter, or media entrepreneur.

  • Demonstrate ability to implement and make effective use of Google mapping technology within their organization.

  • Are currently working on mapping projects, or have datasets they want to map.

  • Possess training experience and intend to train others within their organization or in the larger media community on Google mapping technology.

Workshop Agenda

An agenda will be posted closer to the date!

Training Materials

Links to the presentations from the workshop and additional tutorials coming soon! If you are looking to get started on your own, visit Google's News Lab where you will find tutorials and interactive lessons to help you learn how to use Google's reporting tools.