Jordan Wirfs-Brock


Jordan Wirfs-Brock of Google News Lab is a data journalist who is pursuing a PhD in Information Science at the University of Colorado. Previously, she worked at Inside Energy, a public media collaboration, where she demystified energy topics with data-driven storytelling. She loves using animation, visualization, podcasting and other creative ways to tell complex stories in approachable ways.


Google News Lab Fundamentals: Taking Search to the Next Level

In this hands-on workshop, you'll to get an overview of how Google's tools can help you research stories, fact-check and find what's trending. Step up your search game with advanced search techniques and reverse image search. Learn how to leverage search data to mine for story ideas. After this session, you'll be fully covered on how to fully uncover things.

Immersive Storytelling with Google's Mapping Tools

Every story happens somewhere. In this hands-on session, explore a range of mapping tools for media, including Google Maps, Google My Maps, Google Earth Pro and Street View. Get inspired by examples of how these tools have been used by journalists and try your hand at making your own flyovers, time-lapse maps, 360 images and more.

Flash Session: Publishing Fast, Beautiful Mobile Content with Google AMP

Want your content to load in a flash on mobile devices? Google’s project, Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP), helps you publish fast, elegant, mobile-optimized content. In this session, you’ll learn some of the basic skills to publish with AMP. We’ll also discuss what content works best on mobile, how to reach your target audiences, and strategies for monetization, analytics and engagement.