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From research to storytelling: Online tools for journalists




May 25, 2021, 2 p.m. ET

This session will equip you with practical research tips with examples. We’ll highlight the tools to help you verify social media content across Google. We'll point to data journalism tools that can help you research and visualize your ideas, including a look at how Google Trends can complement your storytelling. From a breaking news situation to a feature length article - learn how Google Maps and Earth can complement social media posts or add a visual element to your articles. You'll dive into a range of tools with examples along the way.

  • Mary Nahorniak, teaching fellow, Google News Lab

  • Moderator: Jeff Porter, AHCJ director of education

Mary Nahorniak is Google News Lab’s U.S. teaching fellow, focused on collaborating with journalists and entrepreneurs to drive innovation in news. She was previously part of USA Today’s leadership team as the director of audience, responsible for the organization’s digital platforms and a 24/7 team of nearly 30 editors. Nahorniak was one of the first journalists pioneering how newsrooms can directly connect with audiences through social platforms, beginning at The Baltimore Sun in the mid-2000s. She’s also an associate certified coach and has helped clients at ESPN, Harvard Business Review and the U.S. Department of Justice define and realize their goals. She believes in empathetic leadership, audience-centered strategy and strong coffee.

Mary Nahorniak

Jeff Porter