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Welcome to the training portal for the USA TODAY Network.

We’ve gathered resources to help you improve your skills, learn best practices and explore new tools. You’ll learn from the best of Gannett as well as our partner organizations.

Learn why diversity and inclusion are core to our mission, explore how to turn a hotel room into a portrait studio, study ways to find the heart of a story and communicate it in beautiful prose.

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Welcome to the new USA TODAY Network training portal. We're bringing together the best of our two former companies' training resources, making them easier to use and share.

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Analyzing batches of PDFs

Learn tools and techniques for working with data buried in PDF files.

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  • Social media production tricks

    Learn how to resize images to perfectly fit any format for a social channel using the Sprout Social Landscape image resizer.

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  • Basic databases in Google Flourish and other tools

    A few easy tools to help you show your work: Google Flourish, Airtable and Tableizer.

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  • Advanced fact-checking for reporters

    Fact-checking images, video and verifying facts.

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  • SEO Champions – July 2021 Deep Dive

    The SEO champions team discussed Search strategies for the 2021 Olympics, as well as content coverage for the upcoming High School football season and Back-to-School. The team also played an […]

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  • Google Collaboratory

    Google Colab runs notebooks on a virtual machine that can execute your code, connect to data in the Google cloud, and share with a collaborators.

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  • The best data on education

    What education data sets out there, and what stories can they help us tell?

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  • Advanced search techniques for reporters

    Google Advanced Search, search operators, deep searching a government website with a lousy search tool, Google Dataset Search, Google Scholar. Data sources

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  • Google Earth Suite

    We explore three free tools that will help you visualize stories in a whole new way.

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  • What do you mean, it’s “statistically significant?”

    Advanced math for journalists.

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  • The best data about inequality

    What are the best datasets out there and what stories can they tell?

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  • Investigative/data skills series: Data visualization using Infogram

    Data visualization for everyone using InfoGram, an easy but powerful tool available to journalists across Gannett.

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  • Finding rights-free images online

    How to use Google Image Search, Creative Commons and Unsplash to find rights-free images online

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  • Basic Databases in Google Flourish and other tools

    A few easy tools to help you show your work: Google Flourish, Airtable and Tableizer.

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  • Investigative/data skills series: Data visualization using DataWrapper

    In part I of our two-part series, “Data visualization for everyone,” we explore DataWrapper — an easy but powerful tool available to journalists across Gannett.

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