Google on Thursday urged media personnel to take advantage of data to tell news stories.
Mr Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade, Google’s Communications and Public Affairs Manager, Anglophone West Africa, made the appeal at the Data Tools Training for Elections Reporting organised by Google.
“As the forthcoming general elections in Nigeria approaches, Google is training and empowering the media on the use of modern data tools for effective reporting during the election.
“Social media and online journalism have played an important role in helping to build stable democracies, resulting from informed voting, and as more people get online, the impact grows.
“The months leading to the Feb. 16, 2019 elections presents great opportunities for media to innovate on their storytelling abilities through the use of online and social media tools.
“The essence of the training is for participants to have the knowledge and tools necessary for innovative and insightful election reporting,” he said.
Kola-Ogunlade said that the participants would be taught how to use online tools like fusion tables, polls, Google Advanced Search, Google trends, social media streams and Google alerts to track and develop stories.
He said that for effective news telling with data, journalists should make use of “Data Pipeline’’, as the core steps to tell stories with data.
He said that the biggest problem in writing with data was a presentation, adding that one needed to do the proper analysis so that the storyline would impact the audience.
He urged the participants to start using the web to do what they currently did and to understand that the web had a lot of free tools, which could be adopted and used to have a good story.
Business Development Manager, Google, Ms Felicia Otolorin said that the essence of the training was to enable publishers to sustain momentum in their sites during elections using Google tools.
“Elections are here and people are interested in what is happening and the key thing to ensure that people stay in your site to access top stories on the homepage.
“Others are consolidated menus, display key categories, highlight your top stories related to the category and others,’ ‘she said.
She urged the participants on internationalisation, which she said had to do with the kind of audience a publisher keeps.
She said that during election, other countries would want to get information of the happenings and there was need to have the type of audience that would give different amount of value to ones site.
NIGERIA NEWS reports that The Google for Elections workshop is a one-day, hands-on certificate programme.
It focused on using social media, visualisation and citizen reporting tools to tell election stories.
Snapshat is Down today Sunday May 12
Snapchat is down in many parts of the world and many are not having it as they all took to Twitter to cast their frustration and report. And at the same time, it seems Twitter cannot handle the number of people entering the 240 character site.
The Downtime is real and as at the time of reporting this by NIGERIA NEWS, Snapshot is trending with over 600k Tweets all around the world.
Snapchat is down, Twitter is not functioning into full capability, something is going on, hope no one is attacking our internet space.
Xiaomi releases Redmi Note 7, price, feature and full reviews
Xiaomi a few days ago released another budget phone with amazing specifications including the long-lasting price, amazing camera and within a budget of an average person. The new variant of Xiaomi is called Remi Note7 which is already being released to the market according to information available to NIGERIA NEWS
The price below for the new Xiomi phone is available in Nigeria naira, Kenya Shilling, and Ghana cedis for better understanding full specs of the camera, battery and build up materials are also available
New Features of the Redmi Note 7
Design: Redmi Note 7 marks the greatest shift in design in the series, sporting a new premium style with the front and rear covered in Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5. The gorgeous 19.5:9 Dot Drop display measures 6.3 inches diagonally and has a FHD+ resolution of 2380 x 1080. The Redmi Note 7 screen’s high pixel density and accurate colors (84% NTSC color gamut) offers one of the finest visual experiences in its class.
On the back, Redmi Note 7 sports the Samsung ISOCELL Bright GM1 backside illuminated CMOS sensor that has 48 million physical pixels. When taking pictures, the sensor uses Samsung’s Tetracell technology that merges four pixels to work as one large 1.6µm pixel. This greatly increases light sensitivity and makes the resulting 12MP image much brighter and clearer, even in low-light conditions.
Furthermore, Xiaomi couples Redmi Note 7’s cameras with the latest AI features, including the night mode photography feature that was introduced along with Xiaomi’s flagship Mi MIX 3, as well as AI scene detection, AI beautify and AI portraits that allow users to create amazing photos with ease.
Performance and battery life of Redmi Note 7 :
The batter of the Redmi Note 7 is fully supported by Qualcomm®Snapdragon™ 660 AIE SoC, with a 2.2GHz maximum clock speed, ensuring uncompromised peak performance when playing games and processing data.
Redmi Note 7 carries on the Redmi tradition of excellent battery life with its large 4000mAh battery, which will last over a day for almost all users. Recharge via the USB Type-C port, and enjoy shorter charging times thanks to support for Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 4. Redmi Note 7 also includes an IR blaster capable of controlling numerous home appliances, such as televisions or air conditioners. In addition, it comes with Smart PA audio for louder and higher-quality sound.
Redmi Note 7 Price and availability in Nigeria:
Redmi Note 7 will come in Space Black, Neptune Blue, and Nebula Red. It will retail at NGN 66,900 for 4GB+64GB, and NGN 75,500 for 4GB+128GB. Starting from April 29, 3GB+32GB version will be available first on Jumia. 4GB+64GB and 4GB+128GB versions will be on sale through offline channels from May 6.
Specifications Redmi Note 7
KEY FEATURES of Redmi Note 7
48MP Ultra clear camera, 48MP+5MP AI Dual Rear Camera
13MP Front Camera
Snapdragon 660 Octa Core, up to 2.2GHz
Immersive viewing experience: 6.3” Water drop full screen display; 2340*1080 FHD+ , 409PPI
The 5th Corning Gorilla Glass, Strong resistance to falling
Low power consumption with 4000mAh big battery
Gradient Color, Glass Body
Network: GSM B2:1900/ B3:1800/ B5:850/ B8:900 MHz
WCDMA B1:2100/ B2:1900/ B4:1700/ B5:850/ B8:900 MHz
LTE B1:2100/ B3:1800/ B4:1700/ B5:850/ B7:2600/ B8:900/ B20:800/ B38:2600/ B40:2300 MHz
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