In Focus | Google News

Benét Wilson, a trainer for Google News, started her journalism career on a typewriter. So, while she can strongly recommend the tools her company has to offer, she can also put them in perspective. “I call them data tools for non-data-journalists,” she says. “These tools can help support your writing.” Here, she tells Jessica Wolfrom and Saniya Rao, both students in Georgetown’s graduate Journalism program, about how these tools can help journalists create maps and graphs, and—through Google Scholar—find experts on just about any topic. Which is great, of course, with one caveat: “These tools are fantastic, but you have to have the basics,” she says. “You have to know the reporting, the editing, and the writing.”

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