Google News Initiative Stories July 21
Google News Initiative Stories June 24
Google News Initiative Stories October 14, 2020
Google News Initiative Stories October 1, 2020
Google News Initiative Stories August 21, 2020
Google News Initiative Stories June 25, 2020
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
Google News Initiative Stories April 17, 2020
The outbreak of COVID-19 has had an impact on every type of business as millions are told to stay at home. In many cases, that means cutting jobs too. Today, Google has announced that it will be cutting fees for Ad Manager for the next few months to support publishers.
Google News Initiative Stories April 15, 2020
Google News Initiative Stories December 5, 2019
Google’s Analytics newsroom dashboard integrates Google Trends topics
Back in March, Google released a useful Analytics-powered dashboard for newsrooms. Great on large screens, Realtime Content Insights (RCI) is now integrating trending topics from Google Trends.
Google News Initiative Stories November 19, 2019
Google News Initiative Stories July 18, 2019
Google’s local news Compass Experiment will kick off in Youngstown, Ohio
Earlier this year, Google announced a project to help revive local news in areas around the United States. Today, Google has officially announced that Youngstown, Ohio, will be the first city to benefit from that local news project this fall.
Google News Initiative Stories March 26, 2019
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 25, 2019
Google News Initiative Stories March 20, 2019
Google News Initiative Stories January 31, 2019
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, 2019
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
Google News Initiative Stories July 31, 2018
Google Search results can now display tables from data journalism articles
With the Google News Initiative announced earlier this year, the company is working to support journalism with features throughout News, YouTube, and of course Search. A new feature today for the latter product will display data tables right at the top of result pages.
Google News Initiative Stories May 23, 2018
Google Trends updated w/ simpler design, infographics, & focus on curated data stories
As the name implies, Google Trends is a very useful service for finding what’s popular among users of the Search engine and generating historic term comparisons. Google is today introducing a new design that adds more data features for finding what’s trending, as well as a new focus on editorial content.
Google News Initiative Stories March 20, 2018
Google’s relationship with the news industry was occasionally contentious due to policies like “first click free” that could circumvent paywalls. However, in recent months, the company has deescalated some of those hostiles, with Google today unveiling a $300 million News Initiative to help the industry on a number of fronts.