Register for free Google News Lab training Oct. 4

The Media School Report • Aug. 23, 2018

The Media School and the Mid-America Press Institute are offering a free Google News Lab training from 1-5 p.m. Oct. 4 in the Franklin Hall commons.

“Google Tools For Your Newsroom” will teach journalists how to use free Google tools to build interactive maps, charts, visualizations and more. The session will cover Google Trends, MyMaps, Earth Pro, Earth Engine Timelapse, Google Scholar,, data scraping with Google Sheets and Google’s Image Search/verification.

Mike Reilley, founder of the Journalists’ Toolbox, will conduct the training. Reilly is a digital trainer for the Society of Professional Journalists and a data and multimedia journalism professor at the University of Illinois-Chicago. He was previously a reporter for the Los Angeles Times and a web editor for the Chicago Tribune.