Announcing the Google News Lab University Network

Nicholas Whitaker
Dec 1, 2016 · 3 min read

Journalism schools around the world are doing important work, shaping the future of media by training the next generation of journalists in their classrooms. At the News Lab, we believe Google’s tools, like Google Search, Google Trends, Google Maps and Google Earth, and others can play a unique role in helping provide the skills necessary for these students to succeed in the newsrooms of tomorrow.

To help better serve this important community, today we are excited to announce the launch of a new initiative to provide journalism educators with the same level of training and support that we’ve provided to journalists in newsrooms for years.

The News Lab University Network will be comprised of an initial cohort of 49 journalism schools from all over the globe. The Network is designed to provide in-person training when possible, and online training materials and support to professors and students on topics ranging from Google tool fundamentals, trust and verification, immersive storytelling, data journalism, advanced search and Google Trends, data visualization, mapping and more. We also want to celebrate and promote academic journalism projects that use Google tools.

But this is just the beginning; we want to invite other universities around the world to participate — and there’s no cost to join. If your university is interested, please sign up through this form to learn more about the network.

Through this network, we hope to foster discussion with educators and offer them an opportunity to review News Lab curriculum and training materials to ensure that it adheres to the right level of pedagogy for journalists and students.

We’re excited to work with this amazing group of universities, and welcome new universities throughout 2017 and beyond.

Initial participants in the United States include:

  • The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University (pilot university)
  • The School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Texas State; Missouri School of Journalism and the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism
  • Poynter
  • The Brown Institute for Media Innovation
  • Cox Institute at the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • The University of Florida
  • University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, School of Media and Journalism
  • Indiana University
  • Stanford University
  • College of Media, Communication and Information, University of Colorado
  • The University of Texas at Austin’s School of Journalism
  • Pennsylvania State University college of communications
  • Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture at Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Drake University School of Journalism & Mass Communication
  • Ohio University
  • Scripps College of Communication
  • Purdue University, Brian Lamb School of Communication
  • Syracuse university, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
  • Temple University School of Media and Communication
  • University of Montana
  • UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism
  • City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism; USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
  • Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma
  • College of Journalism and Mass Communications University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • College of Media at the University of Illinois
  • The Journalism + Design Program at The New School
  • NYU Journalism
  • Howard University Department of Media, Journalism and Film, Northeastern University School of Journalism

In Mexico:

  • Escuela de Periodismo Carlos Septién

In Europe:

  • Hamburg Media School (strategic partner for DACH region)
  • Deutscher Journalisten Verband (DJV)
  • Studiengang Journalistik, Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
  • Technische Universität Dortmund (Prof. Dr. Lobigs)
  • Fjum_forum Journalismus und Medien Wien
  • Deutsche Journalistenschule (DJS)
  • EPFL Extension School
  • Le Centre de formation des journalistes (CFJ)
  • City, University of London
  • Cardiff University
  • Dublin City University
  • Future Media and Journalism (FuJo)
  • Master in Journalism — University of Turin
  • Centre de formation des journalistes

In Hong Kong:

  • University of Hong Kong
  • Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong Baptist University

In India:

  • Indian Institute of Mass Communication
  • (IIMC)Delhi
  • Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communications (SIMC), Pune
  • Xavier’s Institute Of Communication (XIC), Mumbai

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Google News Lab

We work with journalists and entrepreneurs to build the future of media with Google. The News Lab is Google's effort to empower innovation at the intersection of media and technology