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GoogleNewsInit

Google News Initiative

Our effort to help news organizations and journalists thrive in the digital age.

San Francisco, CA

Joined on 10 May, 2015

http://g.co/newsinitiative

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Replying to @googlenews: Since we announced Google News Showcase last year, we’ve signed agreements with nearly 450 publications across a dozen coun…

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Since we announced Google News Showcase last year, we’ve signed agreements with nearly 450 publications across a dozen countries. Today, we’re announcing a new global deal with @Reuters. 1/

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Replying to @onewm: From reverse image search to #data visualisation, here is your quick guide to making the most of Google’s free #digital tools fo…

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From reverse image search to #data visualisation, here is your quick guide to making the most of Google’s free #digital tools for your next investigation, from our partners at the @GoogleNewsInit @MichaelQueisser.

Read more 🔽🔽

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National News Literacy Week, presented by @EWScrippsCO and @NewsLitProject, kicks off today! Follow along at #NewsLiteracyWeek and visit for info on how to strengthen your news literacy in 2021. (Plus, take the news literacy fitness quiz!)

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Last month, Latin American newsrooms demonstrated how technology can make journalism more accessible, and we supported new programs to sustain local and independent journalism. Read on for December updates.

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Today our partners at @PMVG_ and @ShorensteinCtr published the Public Media Mergers Playbook to guide public media stations & independent local digital newsrooms through managing newsroom mergers. Read on for lessons informed by the year-long research:

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National News Literacy Week from @EWScrippsCo & @NewsLitProject is approaching fast. Join today's webinar at 1 PM ET to learn how media companies can get involved with educating the public on distinguishing fact from fiction. @LocalMediaAssoc @LMConsortium

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We kicked off the GNI Ad Transformation Lab in partnership with @NAHPInc, @AltWeeklies, @NNPA_BlackPress. 28 Black & Latino news publishers from across the U.S. will partake in a 6 month lab to grow their digital advertising business. Read more here:

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Quoted @onewm

⭐The #OWMAwards2021🏆 are officially open for entries!⭐

Open to #journalists & #filmmakers globally, the awards celebrate the year's best media coverage of underreported stories from around the world.

🗓️Deadline for entries: 16 Feb 2021
Enter now:

We're excited to continue our support for the #OWMAwards in 2021 🏆

With the Digital Media Award, we sponsor a category that celebrates creative & innovative use of technology in journalism to help people gain an understanding of important underreported stories.

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Interested in applying? Visit the Open Fund’s website to read more about eligibility criteria and find out how to apply. 4/

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A global team of Googlers will review applications. The jury that will choose grantees is composed by the following people: 3/

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Our new fund is global and open to news organizations of every size which have a proven track record in fact-checking and debunking activities or partner with an organization with such recognition. 2/

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The world is in the midst of a massive rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, but this important work is made difficult by misinformation. To support fact-checking efforts, the GNI is launching a $3 million COVID-19 Vaccine Counter-Misinformation Open Fund

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Replying to @Mantzarlis: Last year we also launched a bunch of new features highlighting fact checks to users -- in the COVID-19 Google News topic i…

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Replying to @Mantzarlis: On the product side, we continue to expand the number of countries with the information panels on authorized vaccines in Go…

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Replying to @Mantzarlis: Good morning. The @GoogleNewsInit is launching today a $3M Open Fund for projects fact-checking COVID-19 vaccine misinforma…

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Last year we also launched a bunch of new features highlighting fact checks to users -- in the COVID-19 Google News topic in the U.S., on Google News on mobile in Brazil and in Google Images globally. We also improved ranking for fact checks in the desktop Google News experience.

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On the product side, we continue to expand the number of countries with the information panels on authorized vaccines in Google Search first announced in December

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Good morning. The @GoogleNewsInit is launching today a $3M Open Fund for projects fact-checking COVID-19 vaccine misinformation.

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Replying to @sigmaawards: Preparing to submit your #ddj projects for the @sigmaawards 2021? Here's a tip from #Sigmas21 Managing Director @smfrogers

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Preparing to submit your #ddj projects for the @sigmaawards 2021? Here's a tip from #Sigmas21 Managing Director @smfrogers | Deadline: 1 Feb 2021 (only 3 weeks left! 💣 💣 💣 ). More info & application form 👉

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Replying to @mattcooke_uk: Congratulations to @UCLan, @journalismuclan on the launch of their new @JILeaders programme. Supporting the next generati…

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Replying to @UCLan: We are delighted to announce the first cohort of the @UCLan postgraduate @JILeaders Programme supported by @GoogleNewsInit
Find…

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Congratulations to @UCLan, @journalismuclan on the launch of their new @JILeaders programme. Supporting the next generation of industry leaders & innovators:

#journalism

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We are delighted to announce the first cohort of the @UCLan postgraduate @JILeaders Programme supported by @GoogleNewsInit
Find out more 👇

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Since 2018, we’ve supported more than 6,250 news partners in 118 countries through $189 million in global funding, programs, tools and resources. Our first GNI Impact Report examines the impact of this work. →

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