Join our Google News Initiative powered workshop on impact journalism in Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai this May

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Kathryn Geels, Abhay Adhikari, Cori Moore and Matt Cooke

Digital Identities, powered by Google News Initiative returns to India with an expanded three-city programme and a new format. The workshops will run in Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai in May 2018.

Do you want to take a deep-dive into themes like culture, politics and development? In this one-day workshop, you will develop an action plan to raise awareness of your stories online and capture audience attention.

We’ll explore new engagement models that yield powerful outcomes: from the use of memes to the compelling narratives of episodic content like podcasts. Google News Initiative will provide a digital tools workshop to help journalists strengthen their online news gathering and reporting. The sessions will also feature lightning talks from international journalists who have published stories that have led to real impact, using the approaches presented in this workshop.

“The workshop… is unique in valuing journalism and using technology as a process and not an end in itself.”

Neha Dixit, Independent Journalist.

Who should attend:

This free workshop is open to independent journalists, editorial teams, fact-checkers, product owners, community managers and hyperlocal publishers. We encourage participants to come with story ideas that you can explore in the workshop.

About this edition:

This edition of Digital Identities is inspired by the experiments conducted by our previous participants. Since 2016, we’ve engaged more than one hundred and fifty journalists from eight countries, many of whom have conducted radical experiments and produced powerful stories. From Canada to India, these stories have been published on platforms that have a combined reach of a 100 million and they continue to inspire national conversations on issues such as gender, integration and politics.

Register your place:

The workshop is free, but as space is limited it is essential to RSVP. We encourage participants to come with story ideas. A maximum of four employees per organisation can take part.

Click here for more information and to register a free place.

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