Introducing the Google News Initiative

Introducing the Google News Initiative

ALISON GOW: Access to
reliable, quality information should be a right of
anybody wherever they live. RICHARD GINGRAS: Today,
the journalism industry faces many challenges. MEREDITH KOPIT
LEVIEN: Readership has become more fragmented. And in many ways, the
experience of journalism has become more fragmented. SPEAKER 1: How can news
organizations remain relevant in the digital age. SPEAKER 2: The traditional
world of news media is shifting ever more quickly. RICHARD EDELMAN:
70% of people can’t distinguish between a
real story and fake news. ALISON GOW: Disinformation
is on the rise. Trust in media is falling. Journalists are having
to do more with less. NOEMI RAMIREZ: A lot
of these solutions will come from the journalism
industry and the tech industry working together. RICHARD GINGRAS: So we’re
announcing the Google News Initiative– our effort to enable journalism
to thrive in a digital age. It will enable new models
for sustainable journalism, elevate quality
journalism, and ensure that technology
allows journalists to do their jobs even better. PUNEET GUPT: The solutions
to the challenges that the industry’s facing
has to come from the right mix of journalism and technology. ALISON GOW: I’m really
optimistic about the future of journalism. We just need to find
the best ways for it to be able to flourish. NOEMI RAMIREZ: So I
think there will always be a hunger for high
quality journalism. MEREDITH KOPIT LEVIEN:
I think it’s never been more important for
us to work together. RICHARD GINGRAS: And it’s
only through collaboration that we can do journalism
in new and powerful ways, because when journalism
succeeds, we all do better.

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  1. Just read the main newspapers like the NY Times, WAPO and you local newspaper. Saves time and better for the nerves.

  2. "70% of people can't distinguish between a real story and fake news" says the man. The mainstream media tells us a lone gunman shot jfk, rfk and mlk and now we know that was BS – same as news telling us saddam had wmd and assad gasses his people…no 1% owned media gets to decide for us what's real and what's fake. Keep the internet free speech and diverse.Question all official narratives forever.

  3. This video is flapping jaws and zero content. They don't tell you how they will be saving journalism. Real journalism gets you locked up in a foreign embassy for several years or living in hiding in russia.

  4. The Initiative is shady at best
    Google was accused of pushing scholar Barry Lynn out of the New America think tank it funds, in retaliation for Lynn supporting an EU antitrust fine against the search company.

    Kashmir Hill wrote (2011) that search traffic would decline for publishers that did not add Google's new "+1" social sharing button to their sites. Google didn't appreciate the attention to its strategy and pressured Forbes to remove the article, which ultimately was. The piece disappeared unusually quickly from Google's own search results and cache.

    Google also censors searches for guns. For a time water guns and Guns and Roses would come up blank in google Shopping.


  5. Google was such a great company before it became a slave to leftist propaganda and starting being used as a boot on the throat of any voice critical of the DNC or leftist politics in general.

  6. The two visionaries behind Google, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, are both Jewish. Larry Page’s connection to Judaism comes from his mother, Gloria Page, who is also Jewish. … Google was founded by Sergey Brin whose parents are Jewish, and Larry Page whose mother is Jewish.

    Just stating can also be a perspective on how a large group of people perceive the world to be and not how it actually is. Just fruit for thought

  7. Google: Please add a new section called, "Google Video News" which will be Video-Based-News-Content only. Its very different than "google video". I think there's a hunger for that kind of content (at least it is for me). Text based news has its own place, but Video-Based-News will have its own demand (probably a greater one). Just like what you have in google News, this new section will scour the net for any video based news content that's already been uploaded by reputable news organizations. If there isn't any by a reputable news source, its their loss on their promotion and publicity. Think about it. Not everyone is text savvy or has the patience and time to read the written text (do you?). Video is more convenient and convenience always sells more over the existing norm. Thanks.

  8. If you want to be taken seriously as a ethical, trustworthy, media outlet with unparalleled facts and data in the real world.

    Then your outlets for News need to be able to cover all KEY aspects and veiw points for its consumer of that Geographic area.

    However, finding a way to ensure 100% that a Fact is truth set in the real world is a great challenge, but having a means to be undeniably correct and right at an instant on being challenged.
    Now that would give you an edge, no one could compete against.

    Manipulation of feild facts to gain eyes, only creates confusion and confidence in your consumer.

    Look at all the negative comments below, and your one of the biggest data collectors and outlet of that data in the world.
    Yet your consumers don't trust your ethics and the ends to the means…. Why?

    Put people before anything, and the masses will follow you to the ends of the earth.

    You don't need to macro or micro manipulate in your marketing.
    Let people feel that your real, and that you know they are real.
    Then the rest will be history.

    Revenue is the by product and your receive it till your eyes pop out of your heads.

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