- Google Tools (and Tacos) for Journalists
In this interactive training, Sandra Gonzalez, who will show you how to use Google tools to create beautiful data visualizations from local statistics, view popular searches in your area to get story ideas, use mapping tools to enhance your stories, and other reporting techniques that go beyond the search bar. We'll have food from Tacos A Go Go. Come for the tacos, stay for cool tips! ONLY PEOPLE WHO RSVP WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE BUILDING SO PLEASE BE SURE TO DO SO. Laptops are encouraged. It will be easier to review the tools on a laptop. Parking is available near the Houston Chronicle marquee. Bring your laptops for a more hands-on experience. ABOUT THE GOOGLE NEWS INITIATIVE: The Google News Initiative is Google’s effort to work with the news industry to help journalism thrive in the digital age.
- How to Spot Fake Images on Social Media
No, sharks weren't swimming on 59 during Hurricane Harvey. But sometimes fake photos aren't so obvious to spot. In this fun, interactive session, Steve Myers, editor of The Lens in New Orleans, will show useful tools and strategies for finding and verifying images in breaking news situations. Come eat pizza and test your detective skills at the Houston Chronicle! ABOUT THE LENS: The Lens is the New Orleans area’s first nonprofit, nonpartisan public-interest newsroom, dedicated to unique investigative and explanatory journalism. https://thelensnola.org/
- Building An Audience That Trusts You
Cheers to our audiences! Grab a drink at the #ONAHouston April meeting and find out how various newsrooms are engaging with their audience to build trust and create a sense of community. Some appetizers will be provided and there is plenty of parking available in the lot.
- Tour the Houston Chronicle newsroom and talk social media!
• What we'll do For our kickoff meeting, Houston Chronicle journalists will show what social media tools the newsroom uses before, during and after a story is filed. Enjoy a newsroom tour, as well as pizza and drinks. Come meet talented Houston-area journalists like yourself who produce and support online news! Follow and share with #ONAHouston at social. • What to bring • Important to know Park in the front of the building (near the Houston Chronicle marquee) and come in through the front door. The front gate will close at 7 p.m.