Digital Tools, Fact-checking and Source Verification workshops for Journalists (India)

AAJA-Asia and the Google News Initiative (GNI) have teamed up to provide free training and outreach to journalists in Asia looking to improve their reporting skills and employ the latest digital tools in their news gathering, fact-checking, reporting and storytelling.

Upcoming events in India:

Digital Tools for Reporting and Fact-checking

Friday 15 September, 2023 – 04:00 to 07:0 pm IST – Indian Science News Association (ISNA)

This session will present an overview of the latest, free online tools and workflows that journalists can use for finding, visualizing,  telling and fact-checking news stories. The workshop will focus on how to search for and monitor news stories trends online and on how to use geo-localization and visualization tools to improve storytelling. It will cover the following tools/topics:

  • Google Drive and tools
  • Advanced Search
  • Google Trends
  • Alerts + Archiving
  • Google Earth/Maps
  • Data Visualization
  • Common newsroom mistakes
  • Reverse image/video searches
  • Deepfakes
  • Social media monitoring
  • Sourcing and Attribution

Register here to attend in person or online


Joydeep Das Gupta is a Multi Media Journalist, Media Educator, and Fact Checker. He started his career in mainstream journalism in the year 2003 as a Producer and later as a Correspondent in Sahara TV, New Delhi and Kolkata respectively, thereafter as the Station Head of Zee News in Kolkata. Joydeep is associated with News Sense, the digital first Solutions Journalism initiative focused on Solutions Stories and Fact Check as Editor. More about Joydeep here


About the Asian American Journalists Association: The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit educational and professional organization with more than 1,500 members across the United States and Asia. Since its founding, AAJA has been at the forefront of change in the journalism industry. For more information on the national chapter, visit  For more on the AAJA-Asia chapter, visit


About the Google News Initiative: Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. The Google News Initiative is our effort to work with the news industry to help journalism thrive in the digital age. The Google News Lab, an initiative under the GNI, was created to support the distribution and creation of the information that keeps us all informed about what’s happening in our world today – quality journalism. Today’s news organizations and media entrepreneurs are inventing new ways to discover, create and distribute news content – and we’re here to provide tools, data, and programs designed to help. For more information, visit