speaker-info

Abigail Edge

Teaching Fellow
Google News Lab

Abigail Edge is the Google News Lab Teaching Fellow for the UK. Before joining Google Abigail was a senior social media producer at BBC News. In April 2018, she moved back to the UK after three years living in Denver, Colorado, where she was part of the SPJ-Google trainer network and freelanced as a journalist for outlets including the Guardian and VICE.

Her other credits include technology editor at Journalism.co.uk, where she reported on innovations in the digital news industry and co-organised the news:rewired conference. She spent five years as a regional news reporter and editor, and she’s an awardee of the Guardian’s Scott Trust Bursary.

Session

Google News Initiative: Data Visualisations

The Lighthouse (8th floor)

GOOGLE: In this session you’ll learn how to find and clean local datasets, using them to create interactive maps suitable for embedding within your stories. From emoji maps and photo sliders to animated charts, discover how you can create elegant interactives with Flourish – no coding required.

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Google News Initiative: Maps & Earth

The Lighthouse (8th floor)

GOOGLE: In this session you’ll see examples of journalists using a range of Google Maps to visualise their stories and engage their audiences. You’ll also learn about the Google Earth Studio, a new tool designed specifically for journalists to build their own high resolution maps and visuals.

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