Matt Cooke

head of partnerships & training Google News Lab

Matt Cooke is Head of Partnerships & Training at the 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 been at Google for 6 years, during this time he’s led 4 election projects focusing on fact-checking initiatives, data journalism and broadcast partnerships. Matt was the first member of the News Lab outside the U.S, and launched Europe’s first News Lab Fellowship, he was also responsible for partnerships including The Royal Family’s first experiment with interactive livestreams.

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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Events in past editions
#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'...