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

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:

Fact-checking and source verification

Saturday 13 March, 2021 – 10:00 to 11:30 am (HKT/SGT)

This session will present a fast-paced overview of the most up-to-date issues and practices in online verification. It will also look at the free Google tools, and the best alternatives, used by fact-checkers worldwide to check stories and debunk hoaxes. It will cover the following topics:

  • Common newsroom mistakes
  • Reverse image/video searches
  • Deepfakes
  • Social media monitoring
  • Sourcing and Attribution

Trainer

Paul Sédille is a French journalist based in Hong Kong who has lived in China since 2011 and currently works as a reporter for HK01’s international desk. Paul previously worked as a video journalist, shooting stories from Beijing to Tehran and from Kurdistan to the Karakoram. He is a certified trainer of the AAJA-Asia Training Network.

Register here for this free, online session

Digital Tools for Journalists

Saturday 20 March, 2021 – 10:00 to 11:30 am (HKT/SGT)

This session will present an overview of the latest, free online tools and workflows that journalists can use for finding, visualizing and telling 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
  • Monitoring the Environment

Trainer

Holly Chik is a reporter covering China for the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong. She is also the co Vice President of AAJA’s Asia for Hong Kong. She previously served on the AAJA-Asia board as the student representative in 2019. She is a certified trainer of the AAJA-Asia Training Network

Register here for this free, online session

 

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 g.co/newsinitiative.