Google Tools and More for your Newsroom – 10/12/2020




When:  Monday, October 12, 2020
7 pm

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There is a multitude of free Google Tools you can use to help tell more compelling multimedia stories. This engaging seminar shows you how. SPJ digital trainer Mike Reilley will give you hands on training so you can easily build interactive charts, maps, visualizations and more. Tools we’ll cover: Google Trends, MyMaps, Earth Pro, Earth Studio, Earth Engine Timelapse, Google Scholar, Google Dataset Search, Google Flourish, data scraping with Google Sheets and Tabula.

7 pm to 7:45 pm: What’s new with Google Tools: Fact-check Explorer, Google Dataset Search, Google Earth Measure Tool, Google Earth Timelapse (updated!), Google Public Data Explorer (great forCensus)

7:50 pm to 9 pm: Building interactive graphics and maps with Google Flourish. Data scraping with Google Sheets




SPJ Media Trainer Mike Reilley

Instructor biography: Mike Reilley

A former reporter at the LA Times and web editor at the Chicago Tribune, Mike Reilley is an SPJ digital trainer who has taught this workshop to 3,800 journalists and educators in the past three years.  Mike served for 13 years as a faculty member at Northwestern, Arizona State, and DePaul, teaching digital journalism. Mike founded The Journalist’s Toolbox ( for SPJ and runs the Chicago data site, The Red Line Project ( Twitter: @journtoolbox