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SPJ Training Program in association with Google News Initiative
Teaching Tools for Universities

For years, SPJ has been a primary resource for educators preparing the next generation of journalists. Since 2016, SPJ has worked in association with the Google News Initiative to offer in-person Google tools training in newsrooms and in journalism classrooms around the country.

Now, that effort has expanded to provide directly to educators instructional materials based on those tools that they can download and incorporate immediately into their classrooms.

The first of these customizable, instructional modules focus on:

If you choose to use the modules in your classes, or have feedback to share, please take three minutes to fill out this feedback form. We will take all feedback into consideration as we update and refine these modules in the future.

The modules have been developed and edited by professors from the Society of Professional Journalists, working in association with the Google News Initiative. Additional modules focused entirely on data-driven storytelling are coming soon.

Just as we work with newsrooms, SPJ wants to support journalism educators with trainings and tools that are tailored to meet their specific needs.

If you’re a professor or university administrator, you can sign up to join the University network free of charge.

If you’re at a U.S.-based university, you can sign up for free in-person training at spj.org/google.

For international training requests or questions about the program, email us.

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