A Google search and verification workshop themed around the EU elections is being hosted in Malta next month.

The seminar is open to media specialists, students and anyone operating with social media. The workshop will cover verification, data visualisation, advanced search techniques and how to find and use real-time search data in your stories.

It is themed around the upcoming MEP elections, although the tips and tools can apply to any beat.

Presented by Abigail Edge, Google News Lab's Teaching Fellow for the UK and Ireland, the event is organised by Google, Times of Malta and the University of Malta’s Faculty of Media and Knowledge Sciences.

The event will be held at the University of Malta's Faculty of Media and Knowledge Sciences on Thursday, May 2 at 2pm. Light refreshments will also be provided.

The Google News Initiative is the social media giant's effort to work with the news industry to help journalism thrive in the digital age.

Ms Edge has reported for The Guardian and BBC News and is currently working on her first book.

To book a place send an e-mail to daniela.said@timesofmalta.com by not later than April 18. Booking is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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