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Training and Development Manager, Google News Lab
Nicholas Whitaker is media outreach manager for Google News Lab. Before joining Google in 2010, Nicholas spent the prior decade producing, directing, editing, and shooting videos and still images for news, commercial, entertainment and advocacy media. Nicholas was also a professor at Eugene Lang College – The New School for Liberal Arts, and Marymount Manhattan College, teaching courses in video production, new media and media theory. Nicholas earned his Bachelor of Arts in communications from The New School University with a focus in documentary filmmaking and media theory, and his Masters Degree from New York University where he specialized in political communication and new media. Today he teaches journalists around the world how to use Google’s tools for news.