Our global programme powered by Google News Lab continues! Join our workshop on impact journalism in London and Dublin this October

Digital Identities, powered by Google News Lab, invites journalists to join the third edition of the innovative one-day development workshop. You’ll learn how to test your story ideas on social media and scale them from concept to reality. The workshops will run in London and Dublin in October 2017. Click here to register for the free workshop in your city.

Abhay Adhikari
3 min readSep 4, 2017


Digital Identities powered by Google News Lab in Copenhagen. Credit: Kathryn Geels

In this one day workshop, you will develop an action plan to raise awareness of your stories online, capture audience attention and encourage communities to take action. This workshop will also help you understand the evolution of conversation on social media — from content to chaos to constructive dialogue. Click here to register.

“At a time when technology and jargon are taking over journalism, Digital Identities powered by Google News Lab contributed to the success of my ICFJ-Knight project on mainstreaming gender with the Indianexpress.com. Compared to other training programmes, this workshop is unique in valuing journalism and using technology as a process and not an end in itself.”

— Neha Dixit, Independent Journalist. Neha’s work has been published by Al Jazeera, NYTimes, Smithsonian, Caravan and other publications.

We’ll explore new engagement models that yield powerful outcomes: from the polarising effect of memes to the compelling narratives of true-crime podcasts. Google News Lab 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 powerful outcomes, using the approaches presented in this workshop.

Digital Identities powered by Google News Lab in Delhi. Photo Credit: Kathryn Geels

About this edition of Digital Identities:

This edition of Digital Identities is inspired by the experiments conducted by our previous participants. Since 2016, we’ve engaged more than one hundred 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. Click here to register for the workshop in London or Dublin.

“We’re excited to support Digital Identities and bring their unique form of training and innovation to new audiences... Journalists will walk away with new skills and equipped to experiment in an area of their choice .”

Matt Cooke, Google News Lab.

Workshop participants in Oslo. Credit: Kathryn Geels

Who should attend:

This free workshop is open to editorial teams, product owners, community managers and hyperlocal publishers. No prior experience of digital storytelling, however we encourage participants to come with story ideas that you can explore in the workshop.

Register your place:

The workshop is free, but as space is limited it is essential to RSVP. A maximum of four employees per organisation can take part. Click here to register for the workshop in London or Dublin.



Abhay Adhikari

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