Visual language adds immense meaning to our storytelling.
Learn how to build visualizations that will engage and build trust with your audience, and how to use different tools to build quick visualizations and animations.
Protected: Google Earth tools for your newsroom
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Print design: Ethics and diversity
The choices we make must be truthful, fair, balanced and complete. Each decision happens in the context of many other decisions, both in the same moment and over time.
Print design: Color
Our UNIFIED style guide has a very specific description of how color should be used In our design…based in part on a color palette developed specifically for us.
Print design: Photography
Use pictures to effectively convey meaning, detail and context — all within an ethical framework.
Print design: Display type
These items give the reader additional points of entry (or interest) to the stories on the page.
Print design: Headlines
Think of headlines as a road map for readers to guide them around a page.
Print design: The grid
Learn about how 3, 4, 6 and 12-column concepts unify our look — making it cleaner and more understandable to readers.
Visual storytelling: Styles and standards
Common design styles and standards are the framework for great visual storytelling. Learn how the design choices we make, from headline size to photo placement, impact reader perception.
Write better headlines and captions
Learn how the pros at the Design Center zero in on the heart of the story, using just a few words.
News values and judgment
We tackle the fundamentals of what makes a story newsworthy, the essential practices of journalists and the shared values that differentiate journalism from other forms of content and storytelling.
Getting readers to tap your story starts with a headline that makes them a promise.
Improving our relationship with readers
A primer on the the audience funnel. First, we will do an audience health checkup and what we can do to help move readers through the loyalty funnel. Then we explore what a reader NEEDS from our content – and making sure we deliver.
Investigative/data skills series: Data visualization using Infogram
Data visualization for everyone using InfoGram, an easy but powerful tool available to journalists across Gannett.
Google Trends for graphics and SEO
Use this tool to track and visualize search trends on Google.
Mapping 101: Google MyMaps and Carto.com
This tool is great for smaller “day-turn” maps for routine stories such as pothole repairs, vaccination centers, etc.
Google Public Data Explorer
The Google Public Data Explorer is linked to reliable datasets that can help you build charts in minutes.
Google News Lab training
Daniel Petty, a certified Google News Lab trainer with the Denver Post, discusses reverse image search, advanced search, maps and Google Fusion tables.
Creating data visualizations
In this quick clip, Maggie Farley discusses how to build visualizations that will engage and build trust with your audience. She demonstrates different tools to build quick data visualizations and animations.
#DoJournalismWithImpact (for digital editors)
Got a major project planned? Why not use Architect, the new external article template from GateHouse Media? Program developer Tyson Bird touches on how this tool can be used most effectively and shows examples of the template in action.
Google: Geo and mapping
Maggie Farley, a former Los Angeles Times foreign correspondent who now works with Google News Initiative, covers Geo and Mapping.