UQ & Walkley Journalism Masterclasses

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UQ & Walkley Journalism Masterclass: GNI Fundamentals

Technology is revolutionising the way news is produced, distributed and consumed. In this introductory course with Google News Initiative Training lead John Bergin, you’ll learn a broad range of practical tools and services you can use immediately to enhance your digital journalism.

You’ll discover how to get more out of your online searches, how to spot emerging trends, and how to use data to tell compelling stories about the world. You’ll also learn how digital journalism is on the front line in the fight against misinformation, and how you can use your new skills to fact-check and verify information online.

John Bergin joined the Walkley Foundation in February 2019 as Project Manager of the Google News Initiative Training Program. The program, developed by Google and managed by the Walkley Foundation, is dedicated to equipping journalists with digital skills and helping newsrooms thrive in the digital age. He has previously held senior editorial roles with Sky News Australia and SBS News, consulted to NewsCorp Australia and taught journalism at the University of Western Australia. Before working in the media, John cut his teeth at a digital creative agency. He is a graduate of the University of New South Wales.

Supported by UQ