Digital storytelling certificate BETA

This will be the blurb for the digital storytelling certificate.

  • Google tools for journalists

    Google tools for journalists

    Google Fact-Check Explorer, Google Public Data Explorer, Google Trends, Google search shortcuts/advanced search), MapChecking for crowd size estimates, PhantomBuster, VisualPing for tracking website updates and other cool tools and hacks.


  • Cool tools for journalists

    Cool tools for journalists

    We’ll dig into several investigative and productivity tools you can incorporate into your reporting right now. We’ll explore VisualPing.io for tracking website updates, PhantomBuster.com for scraping Google Maps, the Salo App for recording front/back camera videos on your phone, 123apps.com for file conversion and dozens of phone apps and other tools


  • Transcription and translation in Microsoft Word

    Transcription and translation in Microsoft Word

    In this session, we’ll teach you how to create transcripts of your interviews in Word on the web. We’ll explore Word’s dictation features and highlight its ability to translate between different languages.


  • Data visualization: InfoGram 201

    Data visualization: InfoGram 201

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


  • Evergreen Content and Search: An Expert Panel

    Evergreen Content and Search: An Expert Panel

    Evergreen experts from USA TODAY and the USA TODAY NETWORK discuss ongoing initiatives and offer tips for newsrooms who want to start their own evergreen program.


  • Data visualization: Canva and Venngage 201

    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.


  • Data visualization: Datawrapper 301

    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.