Time to hone up those Google skills and learn about the tools Google has developed for journalists!
Journalists and students have the opportunity for a FREE workshop in Google Tools on Saturday, Dec. 5 at St. Louis University. Holly Edgell, director of digital media for KSHB Kansas City and a Google News Lab trainer, will teach advanced skills at SLU on Saturday, Dec. 5.
Subjects will include advanced searches, image search and backgrounding, basic techniques in My Maps, Google Trends and more. Participants should bring laptops and chargers, and should download Google Chrome in advance – other browsers may work, but Chrome is ideal.
Holly Edgell is Director of Digital Media at KSHB, the Scripps television and digital property in Kansas City, Mo. In this capacity she leads a team of six digital journalists, spearheads strategy, and collaborates closely with the television news director in an integrated newsroom. Previous positions include: Community Editor at WCPO (Scripps in Cincinnati); Regional Editor for Patch/AOL in St. Louis; teaching at the Missouri School of Journalism and Florida A&M University; and news producing at several television stations around the country.
Edgell has been working in journalism since 1991, when she was hired as the first news director at Great Belize Television. News 5 was the first independent television newscast to air in Belize. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Michigan State University and earned a master’s in media management at Kent State University. Edgell has been a member of NABJ since 1996 and a member of the Society of Professional Journalists since 2002.
The seminar will run approximately two hours with registration at 9 a.m. and wrapping up by 11:30 a.m., with a break halfway through. It is hosted by the St. Louis Society of Professional Journalists and St. Louis University. SPJ would like to thank university liaison Neil Ralston and SLU professor Dr. Amber Hinsley for their assistance in setting up this training program.
RSVPs are encouraged at the Facebook event. For further information, contact St. Louis SPJ President Elizabeth Donald at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter at @BNDedonald. Holly Edgell may be reached at email@example.com or on Twitter at @hollyedgell.