Last week, the Google News Initiative celebrated its first anniversary with new fact checking and expanded subscription tools, as well as an analytics dashboard. Google’s latest effort to help journalism is by directly funding local news websites with the Local Experiments Project.
Google News Initiative Stories March 26
Google News Initiative Stories March 25
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Google News Initiative Stories January 31
Speech synthesis technology has advanced a great deal in recent years, with neural networks from DeepMind doing an especially good job of creating realistic, human-like voices. Like with any technology, it can be abused and Google is working to advance state-of-the-art research on fake audio detection.
Google News Initiative Stories January 14
While local media might not get as much coverage as the national press, it serves an equally important role in society. That’s why the decline of local newsrooms in the U.S. has been a troublesome trend in recent years. The Google News Initiative is now partnering with WordPress to invest $1.2 million in creating a “fast, secure, low-cost publishing system tailor-made to the needs of small newsrooms” called Newspack.
Google News Initiative Stories September 12, 2018