Digital design and production

Skills needed to package, publish and distribute to readers on any device.

Data visualization: InfoGram 201

Students will use datasets to build more advanced maps and single chart graphics.

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  • 10 ways to achieve equity in your storytelling

    A diverse team of journalists in DEI jobs and teams across the company compiled their insights to help.

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  • Data visualization: Canva and Venngage 201

    Students will use a set of data points and data sets to build static and interactive graphics. We also will show how Flourish interfaces with Canva, since Canva now owns it.

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  • Data visualization: Datawrapper 301

    A deep dive on building choropleth and location maps. In 75 minutes we will build three maps, based on both US and global data. We will work on a more advanced chart and focus more on adding tooltips and footnotes in the charts.

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  • Google Trends 301

    How to download data from the Google Trends store and create Flourish graphics with it. Also: Tracking midterm election issues and candidates. How can you use Trends during an election?

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  • Protected: Google MyMaps 301

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  • Measure the impact of your newsroom’s best journalism

    The Detroit Free Press proves its worth to its subscribers and its community every year with its annual Community impact Report. In this 30-minute workshop, executive editor Anjanette Delgado will explain how the Freep tracks the results of its work — the real-world change that happens as a result of their journalism (law changes, government investigations, arrests, prison releases, lawsuits, settlements, amnesty, community activation, etc.) — so it can publish the comprehensive year-end report. The Community Impact Report isn’t just a celebration of what our journalism achieved. It’s a huge help in retaining existing subscribers and attracting new ones.

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  • Protected: Data visualization: Flourish 201/301

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  • Protected: Advanced sports coverage using Google Earth Pro

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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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  • 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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  • Protected: Tools for covering inflation and consumer prices

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  • Canva 101

    The Florida-Georgia DOT shows some of the best tips and tricks for using Canva, including Background Remover, Positioning, Text Spacing and Text Effects.

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  • Protected: Google Earth tools for your newsroom

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  • Extending the reach of our video through social

    Our 2022 coverage strategy puts video closer to the center of our work, because it’s more central to our audiences’ expectations.

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  • Writing headlines that win with new audiences

    The right words aren’t just a powerful way to summarize a story — they’re the best tool we have to reach occasional readers and convert them to paying subscribers.

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  • Data-scraping web pages, PDFs and Google Finance

    How to extract data from the web and PDFs and flow them into a spreadsheet. You’ll also learn how to scrape real-time and historical stock data into Google Sheets to track specific companies or industries. Code: data

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  • Mapping tools that reveal inequalities in our communities

    This will use Census data and two new network tools: Diversity Dashboard and Pass the Mic, to see where stories land and how to cultivate follow ups with sources.

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  • How a local sports reporter found her TikTok audience

    Sports reporter Nur B. Adam uses TikTok to connect with the student athletes she covers. She’s gotten them to participate in videos, including some where they tap into the latest viral trend on the popular app.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Conversational headlines

    Getting readers to tap your story starts ​with a headline that makes them a promise​.

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  • Using search trends to stay ahead of the curve

    Narrow parameters, create comparisons and overlays and discover what local audiences are looking for in real time.

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  • Reporting on the Census

    How to be prepared for the huge release of Census data due in mid-August.

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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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  • 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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  • Google Earth Suite

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

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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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  • Google Trends for graphics and SEO

    Use this tool to track and visualize search trends on Google.

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  • 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.

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  • Google Public Data Explorer

    The Google Public Data Explorer is linked to reliable datasets that can help you build charts in minutes.

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  • Google basic search tools

    We’ll cover all kinds of search tips and tricks in this video. Make sure you have Google.com open as well as the search operators handout linked off this page.

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  • Data scraping with Google Sheets and Tabula

    In this training video and hands-on exercises, you’ll learn how to scrape data tables out of web pages.

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  • Intro to mapchecking.com

    Do you need to estimate a crowd size at a large outdoor event such as a protest, parade, concert or other ticketless event? Then MapChecking.com is the tool for you.

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  • Google Earth Engine Timelapse

    Google Earth Engine Timelapse features 37 years (1984-2020) of satellite imagery over a given area on Earth.

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