Google Starts News Lab to Enhance Journalism Skills

This is a CRB Tech Reviews. Google on Monday propelled an online lab where columnists can learn or hone Internet Age reporting abilities. The News Lab mission is to work together with columnists and business people to apply innovation developments to reporting news, lab chief Steve Grove said, in a blog entry. "From Maps to YouTube to Fusion Tables to Earth to Search, we offer numerous instruments that newsrooms can use in their reporting and narrating," Grove said.

"Presently, writers around the globe can get to instructional exercises on these items made particularly for newsrooms." Offerings at the News Lab landing page included lessons in examination, reporting, conveyance, and utilizing investigation instruments. Google was likewise living up to expectations with accomplices on projects "concentrated on envisioning the eventual fate of news and data, and also on engaging new voices in the media."

Accomplices incorporated the Hacks/Hackers grassroots system of columnists and technologists with an expressed mission of reconsidering the fate of news reporting. "As both the media scene and innovation keep on developing, we accept we can make a more educated world if technologists and columnists cooperate," Grove said. News Lab was charged as a worldwide exertion dispatched with groups in Britain, France, Germany and the United States. YouTube a week ago reported arrangements for a "newswire" of onlooker features and a different venture on features identified with social equity and human rights.

In association with the social news bunch Storyful, the YouTube Newswire will be "a curated food of the most newsworthy onlooker features of the day, which have been confirmed by Storyful's group of editors," a blog entry from the Google-possessed feature sharing administration said. "With the Newswire, we want to furnish writers with an important asset to find news feature around significant occasions, and to highlight onlooker feature that offers new viewpoints on vital news stories."The initiative will draw on user-contributed videos on YouTube such as those which have been important sources for events such as the Arab Spring uprisings and protests in Ferguson, Missouri.

A separate announcement said YouTube would team up with the Witness Media Lab on "a series of in-depth projects that focus on human rights struggles as seen from the perspective of those who live, witness, and experience them." The first project will explore the impact of bystander videos in bringing about justice in police brutality cases in the United States. Keep visiting CRB Tech Reviews to know the latest news.

 

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