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Google Introduces Training Initiative To Indian Journalist



Google Introduces News Training Initiative To Indian Journalist- Details, Aim, Purpose, Important Dates

Google News Initiative Training Network in India with an aim to support trusted and authoritative journalism, the training network will support journalists from across India.

Google has collaborated with BoomLive, DataLeads, and Internews to launch the training initiative.          

Google News Initiative Training Network main purpose is to counter against misinformation, by providing them with in-depth and hands-on verification training.

Google's training program will be imparted to 8,000 journalists across English and six other Indian languages over the coming years.  

Google's training wants to armed journalists with best-in-class skills required to debunk fake news. 

The team will select 200 journalists from cities across India, who will hone their skills in verification and training during five-day “train-the-trainer” boot camps.

The training workshops will be conducted in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali, Marathi, and Kannada in cities across India.

To become a Google-certified trainer, the journalists need to qualify three rounds:

Round 1: 5th July 2018 is the deadline for the first English “train-the-trainer” boot camp, which will be held in Gurugram from 30th July -3rd August 2018

Round 2: 15th July 2018 is the deadline for trainers in Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, and English

Round 3: 15th September 2018 is the deadline for trainers in Telugu, Marathi, Bengali, and English

Selected trainers will be informed about the dates and venue of the boot camp via email. The Network will provide trainees with flights, accommodation and transfers to and from the venue for these 5 days and for any travel with appropriate stipends.


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