AAJA-Asia and the Google News Initiative have teamed up to provide free training and outreach to journalists in Asia looking to improve their reporting skills and apply the latest digital tools in their news gathering, fact-checking, reporting and storytelling. In 2019-2020, the AAJA-Asia Training Network trained 600 people in 5 Asian markets including Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo, Manila, and Bangkok.
AAJA-Asia is now calling for journalists working in Asia to join the second batch of its Training Network’s trainers. Interested AAJA-Asia members can sign up here.
Upcoming train-the-trainers sessions
Participants in the program will have the opportunity to attend an exclusive series of train-the-trainers sessions that will certify them for leading training workshops on two Google curriculum – Digital Tools and Fact-Checking & Source Verification. This is the schedule for the next certifying sessions:
- Digital Tools session 1: 5/12/20, 2:00 to 3:30 pm HKT
- Digital Tools session 2: 12/12/20, 2:00 to 3:30 pm HKT
- Fact-checking & Source Verification 1: 14/12/20, 09:00 to 10:30 pm HKT
- Fact-checking & Source Verification 2: 16/12/20, 09:00 to 10:30 pm HKT
Once certified, the trainers will be be able to deliver training workshops not only on the Google curriculum but also on their own fields of expertise (data journalism, reporting skills, photojournalism…). The training will be provided for free by AAJA-Asia wherever it is needed while trainers will be compensated for their work thanks to a GNI grant.
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 https://www.aaja.org/ For more on the AAJA-Asia chapter, visit https://aaja-asia.org/
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.