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Thursday, October 8 • 16:30 - 17:30
How to Become an Instant Expert through Google

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It's happened to you--you need to do a story on a topic that's completely outside of your experience.  Surely there's someone more qualified?  The answer is usually NO. 

Now what?  Now you have to come up to speed on that topic ASAP.  In this mini-course I'll show you the strategies and tactics I use to learn a domain as rapidly as possible.  You won't be an expert, but you'll have a bunch of tips and methods to get to competence quickly.  I can't make you pass the PhD exam in quantum physics, but a little knowledge about learning and Google search strategies can get to through that story.  


Moderators
avatar for Margot Williams

Margot Williams

Research editor, The Intercept
Margot Williams is research editor for investigations at The Intercept, previously at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), NPR, The New York Times and the Washington Post. She has pursued jihadists online and detainees who died in U.S. immigration detention, investigated war contractors and followed the money (and private jets) of mayors, governors, senators, presidential candidates, and ex-presidents. She has spread... Read More →

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Daniel Russell

Research scientist, Google
Daniel Russell is a research scientist at Google where has been working in the area of search quality, with a focus on understanding what makes Google users happy, skilled and competent in their use of web search.  He is sometimes called a search anthropologist because of his focus on understanding how people use the tools of technology to amplify their intelligence.  But his research methods draw equally on ethnography and field work, lab... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 16:30 - 17:30
Birkebeiner 2 (Data Presentation)

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