News Brief: July updates from the Google News Initiative

August 6th, 2020

As newsrooms face steep advertising declines during the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re focusing on programs to help grow revenue for news organizations. As the nature of working continues to change, publishers are investing in digital growth and sharing their findings with the news industry through virtual events. Read on for July updates from the Google News…

News Brief: May updates from the Google News Initiative

June 10th, 2020

Last month, journalists around the world continued to adapt how they’re providing news coverage for their communities. Through the Google News Initiative, we’re working to support those efforts. Expanding tools for local newsrooms Google News Initiative contributed another $2 million in funding to Automattic (parent company of WordPress) to expandNewspack, a fast, secure, low-cost CMS…

News Brief: April updates from the Google News Initiative

May 7th, 2020

Like many others, news organizations are navigating new ways of working remotely. This month, we’re looking at how technology can support and elevate the efforts of journalists who are delivering essential information to their readers. Supporting fact-checking efforts around the world Our fact check information panel on YouTube is now available in the United States….

News Brief: March Updates from the Google News Initiative

April 9th, 2020

The world is searching for information, and journalists are performing vital work to keep their communities informed. As we reflect on the past month, we celebrate and continue to support that work. Supporting journalists with resources to cover coronavirus (COVID-19) We committed $6.5 million to help combat coronavirus misinformation around the globe. This funding will…