Google News Initiative Stories October 14, 2020

The Google News Initiative has provided funding and grants to publications, as well as built tools to aid subscriptions and analytics. The latest effort is to provide reporters with a suite of tools, dubbed Journalist Studio, that leverage technology to simplify workflows.

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Google News Initiative Stories October 1, 2020

Back in June, Google announced that it would license content from news publishers for a new feature that would appear across its products. The company today unveiled “Google News Showcase” and a $1 billion investment.

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Google News Initiative Stories August 21, 2020

Back in June, Google announced that it would pay publishers for content as part of an upcoming feature in Google News and Discover. Google yesterday provided an update on the news licensing program, including priorities and who it’s working with.

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Google News Initiative Stories June 25, 2020

Google announced today that it will pay publishers for high-quality content. Licensed stories and articles will appear in a “new news experience launching later this year.”

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Google News Initiative Stories June 9, 2020

Google helping fund print, online ad campaign to ‘Support Local News’

COVID-19 has exacerbated many problems in society. Local journalism has seen a drop-off in advertising revenue and a lack of reporters to cover community-related pandemic developments. Google today is donating $15 million to run ads encouraging people to support local news.

Google News Initiative Stories May 28, 2020

Last month, Google launched a Journalism Emergency Relief Fund to “deliver urgent aid” for news publications in light of COVID-19 job losses, furloughs, and closures. The company today announced some of the 5,300 small and medium local newsrooms that will get funding.

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