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.

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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:

In Mexico:

In Europe:

In Hong Kong:

In India:

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Nicholas Whitaker

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Helping achievers living with burnout, anxiety, and imposter syndrome, build skills for a more nourished and fulfilling experience. www.alifelessmediated.com

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

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