Basic Course

Google Search for Journalists

by Nicholas Whitaker

This course will teach you how to use Google search more efficiently and and reveal some of its secrets that are useful for any of your research online.

A lot of times we have the tendency to put a small sentence or a small paragraph into the Google search bar, cross our fingers and hope for the best. But there are better ways to use Google Search in order to get a more professional experience.

In this course, you will learn:

  1. Some helpful tips and tricks to get the most from your Search experience and on the project at hand, and spend less time searching for what you’re looking for.
  2. What a knowledge graph is.
  3. About a product called Google Public Data which is a fantastic resource to find data sets online.
  4. About a feature called Google Now
  5. Advanced image search

Course overview

  • Module 1: Getting started with Google refinements (27:56)
  • Module 2: Advanced Image Search (12:02)

Meet your instructor: Nicholas Whitaker

Course instructor

Nicholas Whitaker

Google News Lab, Media Outreach Manager (US)


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