Workshop to teach data collection, visualization

The Media School Report • Aug. 24, 2017

Media School students and faculty members are invited to a training session with Mike Reilley, SPJ-Google News Lab trainer and founder of The Journalist’s Toolbox.

The training is hosted by WFIU/WTIU, and will run from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 28, in Room 120 of the Radio Television Building.

Reilly will teach participants how to build graphics, fact check photos, verify news and scrape data from websites and PDF files. Participants should bring a laptop and smartphone.


9-10 a.m.: Google basics: Advanced Google search, Google Trends, Reverse Images Search/verification tools, Google Scholar.

10:15-11:30 a.m.: Data scraping and data visualization: Data scraping with Google Sheets and Tabula, Google MyMaps and Fusion Tables (graphics).

11:45 a.m.-12:25 p.m.: Fun with Google Earth Pro: Google Earth, Earth Engine Timelapse and presenting before/after photos.

12:30-1 p.m.: Mobile reporting apps and wrap-up.

Participants may come and go throughout the training, if they cannot stay the entire time.