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Thursday, June 18 • 13:10 - 14:30
Introducing Google News Trends
More than 3 billion searches are performed across Google every day, creating one of the largest datasets about human kind in the world.  When a news story breaks, the world turns to Google to find out what’s going on. Hidden within this data are a multitude of stories about what who we are as a people, and what we’re curious to know more about. In this masterclass session, the Google Trends team will unveil the latest version of the Google Trends product for the first time and provide a detailed overview of the new site, which has been designed specifically with journalists in mind.  The team that designed and built the Trends product will walk you through how to use Google data in your reporting, and then Simon Rogers, Google's first Data Editor, will host a short panel discussion on the future of data journalism with the winners of the Data Journalism Awards. 

Speakers
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Danielle Bowers

Trends and Data Manager, Google
Danielle Bowers joined Google in 2011 and spent three years working with news partners on various monetisation strategies. She recently had the pleasure of helping to launch a new team at Google called the News Lab, and is now focused on making Google data useful and accessible to journalists. Danielle is also pursuing her part time MBA at UCLA's Anderson School of Management. 
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Steve Grove

Director News Lab, Google
Steve Grove leads the News Lab at Google, the company’s division focused on partnering with media companies and entrepreneurs to build the future of the news industry. With a focus on data journalism, innovative programming, and media training, the News Lab has a global scope.
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Roni Rabin

Software Engineer, Google Trends
Roni Rabin joined Google in 2011, working as an engineer and manager on the Trends team, and is now leading the new Google Trends effort. She has led the technical integration of many Google Trends product launches, including Google's annual "Year in Search" project.  Roni earned her BSc. in Software Engineering at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology.
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Simon Rogers

Data Editor, Google News Lab
Simon Rogers is a data journalist, writer, speaker. Author of Facts are Sacred published by Faber & Faber and a new range of infographics for children books from Candlewick. Data editor at Google Newslab. Simon edited and created guardian.co.uk/data, an online data resource which publishes hundreds of raw datasets and encourages its users to visualise and analyse them – and probably the world’s most popular data journalism... Read More →
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Lisa Seeman

Product Manager, Google Trends
Lisa Seeman is the product manager for Google Trends.  She leads all Trends initiatives including the launch of our new story-centric Trends site, our Trends for consumers on core search, and localised Trends within emerging markets.  She earned her Master's in Electrical Engineering and her Master's of Business Administration from Stanford University.


Thursday June 18, 2015 13:10 - 14:30
Aula 1