Journalism & News

    • Redesigning Google News for everyone

      Every day people come to Google News for a trusted view of the world. It’s there for everything from moments of political change to gripping sports events to daily local news. To make news more accessible and easier to navigate, we redesigned the desktop website with a renewed focus on facts, diverse perspectives, and more control for users.

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    • Helping publishers bust annoying ads

      At some point, we’ve all been caught off guard by an annoying ad online—like a video automatically playing at full volume, or a pop-up standing in the way to the one thing we’re trying to find. Thanks to research conducted by the Coalition for Better Ads, we now know which ad experiences rank lowest among consumers and are most likely to drive people to install ad blockers.

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  • Protecting the world's news from digital attack

    … down. Finally, Project Shield is not just about protecting journalism. It’s about improving the health of the Internet by mitigating against a significant threat for publishers and people who want to publish content that some might find inconvenient. A free and open Internet depends on protecting the free flow of information—starting with the news. Visit our website to learn how Project Shield works and, if you work in journalism, discover how you can join the fight to protect the world’s news. …

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  • Flourish helps journalists create easy data visualizations

    … the launch version that has just been released. In that time, hundreds of journalists and newsrooms have signed up to use Flourish. Examples of how newsrooms have used data visualizations in their reporting. Flourish is just one of a series of tools and resources in our News Lab data journalism toolkit. Other tools include Tilegrams, Data Gif…

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  • Chat apps: opportunities and challenges for journalism

    … Over the past year, the Google News Lab expanded into Asia with a focus on fueling innovation in newsrooms. In that time, we’ve seen how chat apps are quickly becoming the preferred medium for digital communication across the region. According to the 2017 Reuters Institute Digital News Report, 23 percent of survey respondents now find, share…

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  • Design-thinking bootcamps for local news

    … Local news has never been more important. It’s the bedrock of the news industry, both keeping institutions honest and keeping local communities engaged, informed citizens. But the economics of local news is increasingly challenging, and it can be hard for local newsrooms to devote resources to thinking about new ways of storytelling…

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  • New ways to stay informed about presidential politics

    … In just two days, Americans will tune in for the final Republican debate before the 2016 primary season officially kicks off in Iowa, and we’re teaming up with Fox News Channel to make sure every citizen can get the most out of it. To help people get informed before heading to the polls, we’re integrating three new components into the debate…

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  • Celebrating AMP: A year in review

    … A lot can happen in a year when people unite around a common cause. In the case of the open source Accelerated Mobile Pages Project, born out of conversations with European publishers through the Digital News Initiative, that means improving the mobile web for everyone. In a world where we rely on nearly 7 billion small screens that’s a tall…

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  • Tips for newsrooms to tell the local story when it matters most

    … During crises like Hurricane Irma or the Santa Rosa fires, local reporters are often the first on the scene and capture critical coverage. They have in-depth knowledge of the community and its landmarks, providing insights and context to these breaking news events. When Hurricane Irma was approaching Miami, the reporting team at the Miami…

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  • Digital News Initiative: €20 million of funding for innovation in news

    … In October 2015, as part of our Digital News Initiative (DNI)—a partnership between Google and news publishers in Europe to support high-quality journalism through technology and innovation—we launched the €150 million DNI Innovation Fund. Today, we’re announcing the recipients of the fourth round of funding, with 102 projects in 26 European…

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  • All the data you need to cover 500 local elections

    … records and Congressional data Articles from Google News, including local news sources about each candidate Press statements from each incumbent candidate Cook report race ratings for each election Deleted Tweets from Politwoops You can explore either national or local data, and can set up notifications for a particular race. 2018 will be a big year for politics, and the Databot can help journalists report on election stories in new and exciting ways. …

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  • Data Journalism Awards 2018: call for entries

    … Data Journalism—the skill of combining reporting with data—is becoming an increasingly important part of every journalist’s toolkit. That’s not just anecdotal: a recent study commissioned by the Google News Lab found that half of all news outlets have at least one dedicated data journalist. So, for the seventh consecutive year, we’re proud…

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