Wednesday Workshop: Google Hangout On Air


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This session is currently full

Join Google at their New York office for a full day of training on maps, trends, data, hangout and more. Limited to 12 people.

Session 1 – Google 101: 9:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
It’s no secret that data-gathering and journalism go hand in hand—but then what? Whether it’s refining your advanced search capabilities, improving audience engagement through Google+ or learning how to visualize big data through Google Maps, this workshop is intended to guide you through gathering and visualizing your data, and engaging with your audience. Topics will include:

  • Gather: Advanced Search, Trends, Correlate, Public Data Explorer and Consumer Surveys
  • Visualize: Embeddable maps, My Maps, Google Maps Engine Lite (Beta), Google Maps API, Google Earth and Google Fusion Tables
  • Engage: Google+, Hangouts On Air and YouTube


  • Nicholas Whitaker, Media Outreach Lead
  • Vanessa Schneider, Geo Media Program Manager

Lunch at Google: Noon to 1:00 p.m.

Session 2 – Hangouts On Air for Broadcast: 1:15 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Hangouts On Air (HOA) brings all types of people together—from President Obama chatting with potential voters, to star-gazing enthusiasts sharing their view of the cosmos. Anyone can use HOA, but it’s important to set the scale of your Hangout and plan accordingly. If your goal is to host a grand “event” style Hangout that focuses on maximizing views, you should approach Hangouts On Air differently than someone who hosts a weekly HOA to slowly grow their community.

In this session, we will dive deep into HOAs, discuss strategies for conducting an effective HOA, and get hands on with some third party gear that will allow you to integrate professional studio cameras into your Hangouts and weave Hangouts into your studio’s current work flow, or take your HOA mobile.


  • Nicholas Whitaker, Media Outreach Lead