Tag Archives: Google

Google Analytics provides statistics on website visits

By BOLTON LANCASTER While print circulations decline, online publications are becoming more important to news companies and independents journalists. Advertisements have allowed different journalistic sites to make a profit based on the number of people who visit the site. However, … Continue reading

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Google Flu Trends can predict outbreaks through social media

By DANIELA RODRIGUEZ There are a few things about me I don’t mention to people I meet. But I graduated as a dental assistant when I was in high school. During clinicals, I worked as a dental assistant to University … Continue reading

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Google launches crisis map for Hurricane Sandy

By ANDRES CORREA The destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy has been so devastating that it has dominated the news cycles all week, even though we are less than a week away from a general presidential election. Rightfully so, there has … Continue reading

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Data reporting within your comfort zone

By MIRAISY RODRIGUEZ Hearing about the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting’s use of free applications like Tableau Public sent me on the search for its competitors. It turns out young journalists may be able to create visualizations for their data … Continue reading

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Truthloader: Citizen journalism on YouTube

By ANDRES CORREA YouTube recently launched an “Original Channels Initiative” designed to invest in bringing original content to the website. The program, funded by Google in order to build a foundation for Google TV, announced in October that it would … Continue reading

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Google Drive pioneers online cloud software

By NICHOLAS MOORE Online cloud services have increased in popularity within the last couple years as the internet becomes larger and holds more data. Students and professionals alike have grown accustom to using services such as Google Documents and Dropbox … Continue reading

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Publishers on Google get a digital choice

By RACHEL JANOSEC Google has been working with publishers and authors for seven years trying to come to a settlement regarding if the publishers partnering with Google should be allowed to digitize their books and journals or not.  After several … Continue reading

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Apple struggles with new map app, competitor Google

By RACHEL JANOSEC For journalists on the go, map apps are highly dependable to get from place to place, especially when reporting a story on a deadline. Journalists who are Apple users became frustrated early last week when Apple put out … Continue reading

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Google Refine 2.0: Making databases easier to read

By DANIELA RODRIGUEZ As journalists, going through databases with what seems like an endless amount of data, can be overwhelming. Databases offered by the U.S. Census or the FBI can also be very confusing to understand at first. Instead of … Continue reading

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Google Translate helps journalists in a globalizing world

By BOLTON LANCASTER In today’s world, news spreads throughout the Internet in a matter of seconds. American news corporations immediately gobbled up news posted from Syria about the rebellion while countries across the globe eagerly waited to hear news about … Continue reading

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Google finding ways to wire low-income areas in Kansas City

By RACHEL JANOSEC Google Fiber is on a mission to wire homes, schools, libraries and other public institutions in Kansas City, Mo., for a discounted price, but not without a kick. A year after Google made its promise, the online … Continue reading

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Reporting center keeps in-depth journalism alive

By ELIZABETH DE ARMAS Browsing through Google Blogs this morning, I came across a very interesting non-profit organization, the Center for Investigative Reporting. Founded in 1977, the CIR is the oldest non-profit investigative reporting organization around. It doesn’t just “repost news” … Continue reading

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Shortcut through your Google searches

By MIRAISY RODRIGUEZ Journalists, lawyers, and just about everyone else looking through the World Wide Web for information could spend hours sorting through the thousands of links produced by popular search engines. A recent article printed in the American Bar … Continue reading

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U.S. map making with Google Map Maker

By SHARON FRAJLICH Initially released three years ago, Google Map Maker is finally letting users edit the entire map of the United States. In order to get in on the fun, all you need is a Google account and you … Continue reading

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