Google News Lab

SPJ and the Google News Lab teamed up in 2015 to provide training and outreach to journalists around the United States looking to apply Google tools in their news gathering, reporting and storytelling.

Mike Reilley will join us Saturday, April 1 for “Google Tools for Your Newsroom” during our spring conference.

Learn about all of the free Google tools that can help your newsroom build interactive charts, maps, visualizations and more. Tools we’ll cover: Google Trends, Fusion Tables, MyMaps, Earth, Earth Engine Timelapse, Google Scholar, Google Translate, Google Image Search/verification, Streetview, Cardboard and Cardboard Camera, mobile apps, Public Data Explorer and scraping data with Google Sheets.

Session materials can be found at: http://tinyurl.com/trainwithriles

Apps to download prior to the session:
If you are attending one of the mobile reporting tools sessions, be sure to download these apps prior to coming to the event, as they take some time to download:

iPhone iOS apps
Bubbli:
Create 360-degree photo bubbles
Fyuse: Create 180 degree interactive photos
Ripl: Create animated social media images and slideshows. Set them to music.
Cardboard Camera (Google): Create 360 panorama photos, load phone into Google Cardboard.
Google Streetview: 360 photos and geolocate them in Google Maps.
Google Translate: Translate into 104 languages. A savior on travel.
Hyperlapse: Timelapse app from Instagram.
Over: Layer text over photos on your phone to create social media graphics
Adobe Post: Layer text over photos on your phone to create social media graphics
Adobe Spark page: Create short slideshows and photo essays
JamSnap: Layer audio over a photo and share.
* Optional recording apps: Tape-a-call and Recorder app (red logo with yellow lightning bolt)

Android Users

Fyuse
Google Streetview
Google Translate
Lapse It, FrameLapse, Hyper Timelapse OR Timelapse (instead of Hyperlapse)
*Optional recording apps: Tape-a-call and Recorder app (red logo with yellow lightning bolt)

Adobe Spark, Ripl and Storyline apps aren’t available yet for Android.