MPI Presents: Google Tools For Your Newsroom

Join us for this one-day workshop to learn how all of the free Google tools can help your newsroom build interactive charts, maps, visualizations and more.

Tools we’ll cover include Google Trends, MyMaps, Earth Pro, Earth Engine Timelapse, Google Scholar, and data scraping with Google Sheets.

Join us Friday, June 8, in Champaign, Illinois by registering here
Join us Friday, September 21 in Bloomington, Indiana by registering here


Lead by Mike Reilly, founder of The Journalists’ Toolbox, this one-day workshop will also cover how to use Google’s Image Search/verification.

Coffee and lunch will be provided.

Mike Reilly is an Society of Professional Journalists digital trainer who has taught Google News Lab tools to more than 3,000 journalists and educators for more thant two years. When he’s not on the road doing trainings, he teaches data and multimedia journalism at the University of Illinois-Chicago.

A former reporter at the LA Times and web editor at the Chicago Tribune, Reilly served for 13 years as a faculty member at Northwestern, Arizona State University and DePaul University, teaching digital journalism to hundreds of students and professional journalists.

He holds journalism degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (undergrad) and Northwestern University (masters). Mike founded and updates the research site The Journalist’s Toolbox ( for SPJ.

Find him on Twitter @journtoolbox or reach him via email:

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