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Journalism Resources

Learn about the best digital tools and resources from Google and beyond, to help you find, verify and tell engaging stories. Take a course to discover Newsgathering, Data & Visualization and Specialist topics.
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5 minutes Beginner
Advanced Search: Researching with precision.
Simple tools and tips to help you get better results, faster.
5 minutes Beginner
Google Alerts: Stay in the know.
Follow the breaking stories that are important to you.
15 minutes Beginner
Google Scholar: Access court cases, academic papers and sources.
Quickly find hard facts and expert opinions.
5 minutes Beginner
Google News Archive: Access the past.
Discover historical digital publications and scanned newspapers.
5 minutes Beginner
Reverse Image Search: Verifying photos.
Find photographs and uncover their backstories.
15 minutes Beginner
Google Street View: Verify images.
Check the authenticity of an eyewitness photo or video.
5 minutes Beginner
Google My Maps: Show where stories happen.
Give important context by building interactive maps.
5 minutes Beginner
Google Trends: See what’s trending across Google Search, Google News and YouTube.
Find stories and terms people are paying attention to.
5 minutes Beginner
Google Trends: Understanding the data.
How to interpret Trends results.
5 minutes Beginner
Google Translate: Translations on-the-go.
Speak the language just about anywhere in the world.
5 minutes Beginner
Voice Typing: Transcribe audio using Google Docs
A quick and easy way to convert audio to text.
5 minutes Beginner
Permissions: Source Google Data.
Learn proper usage and citations for Google products.
5 minutes Beginner
Google Podcasts Manager
Better understand your audiences and reach them across Google products.
5 minutes Beginner
Covering politics with Google Trends
In this module, we will look at ways to use Google Trends to analyse searches specifically related to politics.
5 minutes Beginner
Visualising elections
Bring elections to life with interactive visualisations
5 minutes Beginner
Google Data GIF Maker
Visualise data comparisons in minutes.
5 minutes Beginner
Election visualisations linked to Google Sheets
Keep your election visualisations live by linking them to Google sheets
5 minutes Beginner
Protect your election coverage
In this module, we will look at tools to protect and secure your election coverage
15 minutes Beginner
Project Shield: Defend against digital censorship.
A free tool to protect your site from Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks.
5 minutes Beginner
What is Machine Learning
Machine Learning for journalists. What you will learn in this course.
5 minutes Beginner
Investigating stories with Machine Learning
How you can use Machine Learning in your reporting
5 minutes Beginner
Google Cloud AutoML Vision
Learn how to set up AutoML Vision to prepare for the course exercise
5 minutes Beginner
Data preparation
Assess your use case, source and prepare your data
5 minutes Beginner
Training your Machine Learning model
Import your data in AutoML Vision and start the training process
5 minutes Beginner
Evaluate and Test
How to interpret the output of your model and evaluate its performance
5 minutes Beginner
Machine Learning, journalism and you
How machine learning is entering your personal and professional life.
5 minutes Beginner
Is Machine Learning the same thing as AI?
Take a bird's eye view of machine learning within the AI landscape.
5 minutes Beginner
Different approaches to Machine Learning
Learn to recognise what defines different machine learning solutions.
5 minutes Beginner
How you can use Machine Learning
Understand in what cases ML might be the solution to your problem.
5 minutes Beginner
How does a machine learn?
A step-by-step overview of the ML training process.
5 minutes Beginner
Bias in Machine Learning
Understand what ML bias is and how to avoid it.
5 minutes Beginner
Looking ahead to ML-powered journalism 1
Key learnings and recommended resources to deepen your ML knowledge.
5 minutes Beginner
Basics of Google Trends
This beginner’s course will teach you the basics of Google Trends, using the free Trends Explore tool.
5 minutes Beginner
Advanced Google Trends
Become a master of the Trends Explore tool with these simple tips for extracting precise data.
5 minutes Beginner
Storytelling with Google Trends
Learn ways to contextualize Google Trends data and integrate it into your reporting.
5 minutes Beginner
Google Earth creation tools: Tell your story across the world
How to use Google Earth to create compelling stories
5 minutes Beginner
Introduction to Google Earth Studio
A fully functional animation studio for Google Earth imagery.
5 minutes Beginner
Google Earth Timelapse: Observing change
Observe how the earth has changed over the course of the last 35 years.
5 minutes Beginner
Pinpoint: A research tool for journalists
Explore and analyze thousands of documents with Google's research tool, Pinpoint.
5 minutes Beginner
Google Finance: Research company performance
Google Finance allows you to track companies across 53 exchanges on five continents.
5 minutes Beginner
Access Google Finance data in Sheets
Access Google Finance data in Google Sheets. Examine closing prices, percentage change or market movement over any timeframe.
5 minutes Beginner
Google Sheets: Visualizing data
Learn to build visualizations that help you interpret the data and tell data-driven stories.
5 minutes Beginner
Visualising Data: Flourish templates.
A simple tool to help newsrooms create beautiful graphics.
5 minutes Beginner
Data Source: Global Forest Watch.
Deforestation data and monitoring tools.
5 minutes Beginner
Global Fishing Watch: Monitor fishing fleets and vessels
A guide to using Global Fishing Watch’s mapping tool to track global fishing activity.
5 minutes Beginner
Introduction to Google Earth Engine
Use a multi-petabyte library of satellite imagery and data to detect changes, map trends, and quantify differences on the Earth's surface
5 minutes Beginner
Google Fact Check Tools
These tools allow you to search for stories and images that have already been debunked and lets you add ClaimReview markup to your own fact checks.
5 minutes Beginner
Verification: Google Search
Master advanced search shortcuts to filter results by date, relevance and language.
5 minutes Beginner
Verification: Google Image Search
Find visually similar images.
5 minutes Beginner
Verification: Advanced Reverse Image Search
How to separate genuine eyewitness accounts from misattributed content.
15 minutes Beginner
Verification: Chrome Plugins and Extensions
How to speed up the verification process using Google Chrome.
5 minutes Beginner
Google Earth: Pinpoint eyewitness locations.
Find out where a photo was taken and when it was uploaded.
5 minutes Beginner
Google Translate: Verify content in 100+ languages.
Interpret descriptions, uploader information and place names.
15 minutes Beginner
2-Step Verification: Stronger security for your Google account.
Add an extra layer of protection beyond your password.
5 minutes Beginner
Password Alert: Protect yourself from password theft.
This simple Chrome extension is your first line of defense.
5 minutes Beginner
Advanced Protection
The strongest security for your Google account.
15 minutes Beginner
Google Historical Imagery: Google Earth Pro, Maps and Timelapse
Find out where a photo was taken and when it was uploaded.
5 minutes Beginner
YouTube: A storytelling tool.
Find out how to cultivate and maintain a YouTube audience.
15 minutes Beginner
YouTube Creator Academy: Improving your YouTube skills
Learn how to access and choose lessons that help strengthen your presence.
5 minutes Beginner
Google Sheets: Scraping data from the internet
Build your own data sets using Google Sheets.
5 minutes Beginner
Google Sheets: Cleaning data
Prepare your data for analysis and visualization.
5 minutes Beginner
Dataset Search Quickstart Guide
Search across millions of datasets on the web
5 minutes Beginner
Data Studio: Make interactive data visualizations
Give life to your datasets by creating powerful interactive visualizations with an easy-to-use studio.
5 minutes Beginner
Visualising Data: Introduction to Tilegrams.
A new way to map data.
5 minutes Beginner
Visualising Data: Advanced Tilegrams.
Generate your own Tilegram from data.
5 minutes Beginner
Public Data Explorer: Access a world of data.
Use high-quality data sets to create compelling visuals.
15 minutes Beginner
Google Trends: Improving your search results.
Refine your queries to get more useful data.
5 minutes Beginner
Data Source: Election Databot.
A robust tool to help journalists cover U.S. elections.
5 minutes Beginner
Google Consumer Surveys: Gain real insights.
Gather data from real people by creating your own web surveys.
30 minutes Beginner
GNI Live
GNI Live
5 minutes Beginner
Looking ahead to ML-powered journalism
A step-by-step summary and where to learn more