CSJ Advanced Advising Workshop

Get Ahead of the Curve

Like so much else, the Advanced Advising Workshop was on pause during 2020 and 2021 because of the pandemic. But we have a new approach in 2022.

Instead of having room for only 20 or so advisers to come to stay on campus, Kent State’s Center for Scholastic Journalism is inviting everyone! Join us for four Thursdays in July to refresh and expand your advising skills when it comes to all that's possible with today's student media. Or pick and choose the sessions to help you most.

These will all be presented on Zoom at no cost to you July 7, 14, 21, and 28 from noon to 3 p.m. EDT. Our advisers who were selected to come to a face-to-face workshop in 2020 get the first seats, but there’s lots of room for others.

Pre-registration is required. All you will need to do is choose which sessions you want to attend. (NOTE: The registration form and a complete list and session explanations will be available May 1, but description of the first session is below.) Sessions will include:

July 7, noon – 3 p.m. EDT

Mike Reilley, data and digital journalism expert and a Society of Professional Journalism trainer, will present the following:

Noon: What’s new with Google tools (55 minutes): Google Fact-Check Explorer, Google Public Data Explorer, Google Trends, Google search shortcuts/advanced search), MapChecking.com for crowd size estimates, Google Earth Measure tool, Google Earth Engine Timelapse.

-- 5-minute break --

1 p.m. Data journalism (1 hour): Data scraping web pages with Google sheets, scraping PDFs with Tabula and PDFtoExcel.com. Building graphics with Flourish.studio.

-- 5-minute break --

2:05 p.m.: Google Earth Suite (55 minutes): Google Earth Studio, Google Earth Pro. Video and historical images.


Other speakers and topics will be posted by May 1, along with the registration form:

  • Data reporting and visualization
  • Drones and how they can work for media
  • Content engagement across all platforms
  • Digital content management
  • Content rights and ownership; accessing public records

Take a peek at some of what advisers learned at the 2019 Workshop – and use some of it yourself!