“As a former reporter and broadcaster with the BBC, one of my responsibilities was to find new ways to connect with our audience. At the Google News Lab, I lead a team of former journalists and news industry professionals – like Irene Jay Liu, our Asia- Pacific lead – who serve as a bridge between newsrooms and Google. We work with journalists around the world to support them as they confront challenges like misinformation and adapt to opportunities like AI and machine learning. Last month, we published the ‘Google for journalists’ guidebook, which gathers best practices for all of our newsgathering and storytelling tools in one place. It’s just one way we’re helping journalists strengthen digital skills.” Matt Cooke – Head of Google News Lab.
Google for Reporters Playbook
Find best practice guides for all our reporting tools – from newsgathering and storytelling to fact-checking and data visualisation – all in one place. Now available in 17 languages. Read here.
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Lessons in sustainable growth from Chalkbeat
GNI and education news nonprofit Chalkbeat have published an online resource for local newsrooms and newsroom leaders. The guide covers topics like drafting a strategic plan and tracking your journalism’s impact.
Read the guide.
A mental health break for journalists
With so many in newsrooms suffering from stress, burnout and worse, our partners at Mind created two well-being guides for journalists. One focuses on self-care, the other on supporting colleagues.