Google News Initiative: Digital Verification workshop - Sydney

Google News Initiative: Digital Verification workshop - Sydney

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Dexus Place

Level 15,1 Farrer St

Sydney, NSW 2000

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Two-hour IN-PERSON workshop for journalists on digital verification and advanced search using Google News Lab - includes working lunch

About this event

One of the biggest challenges facing audiences and all news organisations today is distinguishing truth from fabrication. From identifying altered imagery and manipulated video to identifying and stopping the spread of falsehoods, journalists increasingly require digital tools to use in everyday news reporting and advanced data projects.

This is part of a series of 12 in-person workshops that introduces a selection of Google News Lab tools including Reverse Visual Search, Factcheck Explorer, Geolocation, Earth and Street View. Journalists will have the opportunity to download and practice using the tools and discuss ways to integrate them into existing newsroom processes.

This in-person workshop will be held in the Sydney CBD on July 19 between 10.30am-1pm, and will include lunch and the opportunity to network with other journalists attending. Please note there is no online option for this session.

Google Fellow and ABC investigative journalist Mridula Amin will host the workshop assisted by the Walkley Foundation's Kate Burgess, an experienced financial journalist.

Digital Verification

This workshop will introduce a selection of GNI tools including Reverse Visual Search, Factcheck Explorer, Geolocation, Pinpoint, Earth and Street View. Journalists will have the opportunity to download and practice using the tools and discuss ways to integrate them into existing newsroom processes.

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 Journalist of the Year 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.

  • Date: Tuesday July 19
  • Venue: Dexus Place - Level 15,1 Farrer St
  • Time: 10:30am-1pm
  • Cost: FREE
  • To bring: A laptop with Chrome installed and a charger
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