Matt Cooke

head of Google News Lab

Matt Cooke is head of Google News Lab, a global team dedicated to working with journalists to provide training, collaborate on industry challenges, and support innovation in the newsroom. Matt has worked at Google since 2012.

Before joining Google, he was a television reporter and producer at BBC News for 8 years. Whilst at BBC News, Matt reported on a range of stories including London's preparations for the Olympics, home affairs and multiple elections. He started his career as a student journalist for The Guardian.

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#IJF18 / 14 april 2018

Digital newsgathering and verification

This session will equip you with practical research tips and techniques to help you get more from using Google Search and Image Search. We'll point to data journalism tools that can help you research ...

#IJF18 / 13 april 2018

Masterclass in Google Maps

From a breaking news situation to a feature length article - learn how Google Maps and Earth images can compliment your social media posts or add a visual element to you print and online articles. We'...

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