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Free training: Learn how to use Google Advanced Search with GNI [live stream]

Google News Initiative (GNI) is offering a free training session on Advanced Search for journalists. Here’s what you need to know.

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Google News Initiative (GNI) is expanding global training sessions for journalists by introducing a series of interactive online videos and live streams on YouTube Live. Google News Initiative said in a statement:

“Around the world, journalists are working tirelessly to inform, educate and entertain their audiences. To support their work during the pandemic, we’ve expanded our global training efforts to help them grow as reporters.”

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GNI Live training sessions

Google News Initiative announced this week that it would be launching GNI Live, which consists of “a number of free week-long training programs on YouTube to help journalists find, verify, and tell news stories online”.

Furthermore, the training sessions are interactive and easily accessible to all as it will be hosted on YouTube Live. Thanks to this format, trainers will be able to respond to questions and engage with reporters and students directly.

“The chat element has also fostered a sense of community among the reporters logging on. From verification, to environmental journalism and data visualisation, GNI Live covers the full range of tools Google offers.”

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This training session will go live at 15:00 today, Friday 31 July 2020.

The initiative is new to the South African market, however, the GNI team already hosted training sessions in German, Arabic, English, French, Spanish, Dutch, Polish, Japanese and Korean.

In addition, the Google News Initiative worked with First Draft News and the Walkley Foundation in Australia and New Zealand “to launch live training sessions for journalists, including one in partnership with Grow with Google”.

“We have also organised a GNI training series to support Southeast Asian news organisations during the ongoing pandemic”.

Moreover, the classes are offered in English, Mandarin Chinese and Malay, and featured classes include:

  • Fact-Checking for COVID-19 Misinformation
  • Digital Tools for More Efficient Reporting

“The work of journalists around the world is more important than ever, and we are proud to support their mission to deliver quality news to their communities.”