Journalism & News

    • How publishers can take advantage of machine learning

      As the publishing world continues to face new challenges amidst the shift to digital, news media and publishers are tasked with unlocking new opportunities. With online news consumption continuing to grow, it’s crucial that publishers take advantage of new technologies to sustain and grow their business.

      The Official Google Blog- 19 readers -
    • The state of data journalism in 2017

      Data journalism has been a big focus for us at the Google News Lab over the past three years—in building tools, creating content and sharing data with the data journalism community. We wanted to see if we’re taking the right approach: how big is data journalism, what challenges do data journalists face and how is it going to change? Up until today, we really haven’t had clea ...

      The Official Google Blog- 24 readers -
  • Who works in America’s newsrooms?

    … it serves. The Google News Lab supports inclusive reporting, and for the first time, has partnered with ASNE on their annual Newsroom Employment Diversity Survey. Working with design studio Polygraph, we helped ASNE create a data visualization to show how hundreds of newsrooms across the U.S. have changed since 2001. Here's a glimpse at how…

    The Official Google Blog- 18 readers -
  • Supporting local journalism with Report for America

    … I cut my teeth in journalism as a local reporter for my hometown paper, the Northfield News, and saw firsthand how local journalism impacts a community. Local reporters go to city council meetings to hold city governments accountable. They’re the first to show up when disaster strikes, getting critical information to their readers…

    The Official Google Blog- 14 readers -
  • Google's Digital News Initiative Fund

    … Editor's note: In April 2015, Google announced the Digital News Initiative, a partnership with European news organizations to support high-quality journalism through technology and innovation. In this guest post, Bart Brouwers, a Dutch journalism professor at the University of Groningen and a council member of the Digital News Initiative’s Fund…

    The Official Google Blog- 15 readers -
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  • Ending FOMO with Community Updates

    … FOMO: that feeling you get when you fear you're missing out on something super awesome, interesting or important to you: like a fun gig in the local park, an important school board meeting, or a community clean up down the road from your house. Well, Community Updates could be your solution. It will bring you information about news and events…

    The Official Google Blog- 11 readers -
    Earlier about the same topic:
  • Ending FOMO with Community Updates

    … FOMO: that feeling you get when you fear you're missing out on something super awesome, interesting or important to you: like a fun gig in the local park, an important school board meeting, or a community clean up down the road from your house. Well, Community Updates could be your solution. It will bring you information about news and events…

    The Official Google Blog- 19 readers -
  • Digital News Initiative Innovation Fund: Call for fourth round applications

    … of digital journalism; that support the development of new business models, or maybe even change the way users consume digital news. Projects can be highly experimental, but must have well-defined goals and have a significant digital component. There is absolutely no requirement to use any Google products. Successful projects will show innovation and have…

    The Official Google Blog- 35 readers -
  • Google Digital News Initiative’s Fund

    … to explain it here. The DNI Council consists of three Google representatives and ten publishers, scientists and journalists from across Europe. The Chairman is Portugal’s Joao Palmeiro. For the ten of us who are non-Googlers it’s voluntary work; For us,: it’s an opportunity to see behind the scenes of European media innovation. Because…

    The Official Google Blogin Google- 20 readers -
  • A new machine learning app for reporting on hate in America

    … Hate crimes in America have historically been difficult to track since there is very little official data collected and what does exist, is incomplete and not very useful for reporters desperate to find out the facts. This led ProPublica — with the support of the Google News Lab — to form Documenting Hate earlier this year, a collaborative…

    The Official Google Blog- 24 readers -
  • Helping publishers bust annoying ads

    … with information about the Better Ad Standards and how the issues may impact their site. Looking ahead Over the next few weeks we’ll begin notifying sites with issues. For even more insights on the types of sites and violations found, publishers can visit The Ad Experience Report API. The good news is that people don’t hate all ads—just…

    The Official Google Blog- 22 readers -
  • Helping journalists experiment with 360 content

    … Creative Lab in Sydney on an experiment called Story Spheres, which stitches together photos and audio. It allows journalists, documentary makers and educators to tell powerful stories if they don’t have access to video. Working with the same team behind the first prototype, the Google News Lab is now supporting the next iteration of the project. Today…

    The Official Google Blogin Content- 25 readers -
  • Journalism 360 grant winners announced

    … While advances in immersive storytelling—360 video, virtual reality, augmented reality and drones—have the potential to make journalism richer and more engaging, it can be challenging for journalists to adopt and embrace these new tools. In 2016, the Google News Lab, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Online News Association…

    The Official Google Blog- 19 readers -
  • Making it easier for publishers to share fact check content

    …. Applying the code to fact check content means Google News and Search may apply the “fact check” label to your content. Expanding the use of the Fact Check tag to more news organizations around the world is important to raising the visibility of quality journalism on Google. If you’d like to learn more about how to participate in the Fact Check tag, head over to our help center. You can get information on the Share the Facts widget on their website, or email the team at team@sharethefacts.org. …

    The Official Google Blogin Content- 16 readers -
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