NEFAC Providing Google Tools Training for New England Journalists

Please note: This class is cancelled. We expect to reschedule for a date this spring. We apologize for any inconvenience and encourage you to subscribe to our mailing list to receive updates about this class and additional upcoming programs.

CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 |

The New England First Amendment Coalition is providing free training on Google Tools for New England journalists. The one-hour online program is part of the SPJ-Google News Initiative and will be led by Mike Reilley, who teaches data and digital journalism at the University of Illinois Chicago. Registration is required.

Google Tools for Journalists

December 9 | 11 a.m. EST

• Google Fact-Check Explorer
• Google Public Data Explorer
• Google Trends
• Google Search Shortcuts and Advanced Search
• for Crowd Size Estimates
• Google Earth Measure
• Google Earth Engine Timelapse

The program is the latest of many educational opportunities NEFAC offers journalists in the region. In addition to lessons on public records and open meeting laws, the coalition provides individual newsroom workshops, teaches 30 Minute Skills and hosts each year the New England First Amendment Institute.

NEFAC was formed in 2006 to advance and protect the Five Freedoms of the First Amendment, including the principle of the public’s right to know. We’re a broad-based organization of people who believe in the power of an informed democratic society. Our members include lawyers, journalists, historians, academics and private citizens.

Our coalition is funded through contributions made by those who value the First Amendment and who strive to keep government accountable. Please make a donation here.

Leadership Circle donors include the Rhode Island Foundation, Hearst Connecticut Media Group, The Boston Globe, Paul and Ann Sagan, and the Robertson Foundation. Major Supporters include Boston University, WBUR-Boston, the Academy of New England Journalists, the Society of Professional Journalists Foundation, Genie Gannett, Linda Pizzuti Henry, Connecticut Public and GBH-Boston.