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GIJN Workshop: So You Think You Can Google?

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We need to talk about Google! The world’s most popular search engine tries to please as many people as possible. But for journalists, the quality of results has rapidly declined. What is the issue and what can investigators do about it?

GIJN is pleased to announce a hands-on session with search guru Henk van Ess, focused on helping journalists worldwide to find the best answers online in the shortest amount of time. The session will also go through nifty Google formulas to uncover juicy and hidden information, both from searches and social media. The workshop will also show how to rephrase questions for better results.

Dutch-born journalist and trainer Henk van Ess has trained Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists of The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal in open source research – the art of finding public information often hidden in plain sight. In addition to his  work as a trainer for GIJN, he serves as an assessor for Poynter’s International Fact-Checking Network and as an instructor for highly regarded bootcamps around the world. 

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Sign up for the workshop here!

Date: Tuesday 5 July 2022
Time: 9:00 AM EDT – What time is it in my city?
Note: This webinar includes French, Spanish, Russian and Arabic interpretation.

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