Google News Initiative - Digital Verification for Journalists (Brisbane)

Google News Initiative - Digital Verification for Journalists (Brisbane)

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Auditorium, Dexus Place Brisbane

Waterfront Place

Brisbane City, QLD 4000


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Basic Digital Verification 2-hour workshop **in-person in BRISBANE** - includes working lunch. Learn techniques to combat mis-information.

About this event

Refine your digital storytelling skillset

The third in a series of 12 Digital Verification and Data Journalism workshops, in this 2-hour session, which includes a working lunch, Google Fellow and ABC Journalist Mridula Amin will introduce journalists to a suite of Google and non-Google tools and a range of digital verification and advanced search techniques. Workshops are FREE but registering is essential.

Google tools covered in this workshop include Reverse Visual Search, Factcheck Explorer, Geolocation, Earth and Street View. The training is suitable for journalists of all levels and specialisms who wish to build out their digital storytelling toolkit.

Time: 10:30am-1pm. The session will run from 10:30am-12:30pm, and a light lunch will be served afterwards.

Venue: Auditorium, Dexus Place Brisbane, Level 31, 1 Eagle Street, Waterfront Place, Brisbane City

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Cost: Free, registration essential.

About your trainer:

Mridula Amin is Google News Lab’s Teaching Fellow for Australia and New Zealand. She works with newsrooms across the region to train journalists in the latest innovative digital storytelling tools. She’s worked as a Reporter and Photojournalist with the ABC in the Sydney newsroom. She has received three Young Walkley awards for her long-form feature and visual work and was named the 2021 Walkleys Young Australian Journalist of the Year. Mridula has created visual stories for international publications including The New York Times, National Geographic, The Wall Street Journal and Washington Post.

About the Google News Initiative

One of the biggest challenges facing all news organisations today is distinguishing what is real from misinformation, disinformation and outright lies that circulate on social media and the internet more generally.

Decoding and verifying information obtained from disparate online sources requires journalists of all levels to develop a digital skill set and become familiar with a growing number of techniques and tools to verify online information and harness the power of big data in storytelling.

The Google News Initiative aims to empower journalists and editors to tackle misinformation through digital skills training by introducing practical techniques that enable them to produce high-quality, fact-based journalism.

This year, Google is again partnering with The Walkley Foundation to deliver Digital Verification and Advanced Data Journalism workshops in state capitals all over Australia to journalists and editors in major news organisations, and also to freelance journalists.

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