Try This Tool: Updated Data GIF Maker

In 2017, the Google News Lab launched the Data GIF Maker tool to make it easy for users to make simple visuals that compare two terms. Their latest update, released earlier this month, allows people to create visuals with up to three terms or issues using their classic “rectangle” GIF. Their “racetrack” GIF is great for showing different terms speed along a racecourse layout. With “circles,” the higher the number, the bigger the circle. They’ve also made a few changes to make it even easier for you to create polished data visualizations in under a minute, with a simpler interface and quicker creation of the GIFs. Trust us, try this.

Source: Google News Lab

Posted on: March 14, 2019

1,000 Journalists To Report for America

A new project that aims to place 1,000 journalists in US newsrooms in the next five years was announced at the Google News Lab Summit this week. Report For America takes ideas from the Peace Corps, Americorps, Teach for America and public media, though it receives no government funding. RFA is a partnership between Google News Labs and the Groundtruth Project and its reporters will get training from the Center for Investigative Journalism, the Lenfest Institute for Journalism, the Solutions Journalism network and the Knight Foundation.

Source: Poynter

Posted on: September 19, 2017