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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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Add or polish skills to be more effective in your current job — or get ready for your next one.

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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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RECENT TRAININGS

Twitter tips for journalists

Learn how to plan out a Twitter Thread, why Twitter Moments are important and get a refresher on the basics of the platform in this one-hour session led by Detroit Free Press Audience Editor Brian Manzullo.

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  • Understanding our key audience segments

    Gannett has done extensive research into people interested in news — those who are in our audience today as well as those who aren’t — so we can better understand who we’re working for. These documents and workshops will help you understand the segments, what members of each segment want from us, and how we can earn them as subscribers.

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  • Protected: Advanced sports coverage using Google Earth Pro

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  • SEO Champions: July 2022 Deep Dive

    The team discussed the May Google Algorithm update, USA TODAY’s Just Curious evergreen initiative, Local Evergreen strategies and real estate automation!

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  • Protected: Google Finance scraping and other tools for business beats

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  • Protected: Data-scraping websites, PDFs and Flourish

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  • Scraping Google Maps with PhantomBuster

    PhantomBuster.com lets you scrape up to 200 locations off Google Maps and drop them into a spreadsheet with ease. It allows you to scrape by address, phone number, Instagram photos and more.

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  • Business tools, Part IV: Covering inflation and consumer prices

    Learn how to use inflation calculation tools and track prices on Amazon, eBay and other digital platforms. Tools include the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Keepa.com, Google Shopping, FormDs.com and several other resources. We’ll also look at tools for spotting fake online sellers and fake reviews on online sales sites. 

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  • Productivity: 123Apps and TinyWow

    ok at browser-based Swiss Army knife tools that will help your productivity. They help with file management and conversion, quick video edits and more.

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  • Environment tools, Part III

    me new tools, such as the Environmental Justice Atlas that documents cases around the world of environmental infractions. We’ll also look at Protected Planet, which tracks conservation measures, and the Wildlife Dashboard.

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  • Sports databases: Google Flourish and AirTable

    Sports are built on data. We’ll work through a series of exercises to build interactive databases of sports data.

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  • Data portals: Datahubs, USA Facts and the Humanitarian Exchange

    How to use three portals to find datasets and even some pre-built graphics.

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  • Understanding the Fault Lines framework for diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging

    Jean Marie Brown of Texas Christian University and the Maynard Institute explores the Fault Lines themselves and reflect on how the framework has been used to shape Table Stakes challenges.

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  • Protected: Scrape-a-palooza and Google Flourish

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  • Storytelling Studio and video tools

    How to access and use our dynamic, custom and high-impact storytelling tools, including the “In-Depth Framework.”

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