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Perfecting the internet search

Below are some links that will be used for a training session with APN journalists.

Savvy online searching skills could be the difference between a good story and a great story.

You need to be the master of Google. You need to find what others don’t, which means you need to get past the top listed links (these are there because they have the most links to the page – this is why wikipedia is nearly always at the top)

Google Advanced Search should be your default position. Search via, time published, genre, location and within a specific site.

Facebook has also beefed up its search-ability with Facebook Search

Twitter has great advanced search options along with a number of tools that help you find stories, sources and information.




Looking for some more social media skills? BBC trainer Claire Wardle has made these great screencasts.

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