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A more informed world has always been core to Google’s mission.

We believe everyone, everywhere should be able to access a diversity of credible sources to get the information they need. That starts with a news industry that gives every community a voice.

Fostering a community for news

We're dedicated to working with the news industry so that global newsrooms and local papers alike can flourish.

  • Google

    Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.

  • Google & the News Industry

    Over the past 20 years, we’ve collaborated closely with the news industry and provided billions of dollars to support the creation of quality journalism in the digital age.

  • The Google News Initiative

    In 2018, we launched the Google News Initiative to scale our work with journalists, publishers, and industry leaders in order to help build a resilient future for news around the globe.

  • Our Partners

    Alongside governments, civic and community leaders, and other companies, we're playing our part to make more reliable information more accessible.

The Google News Initiative continues to builds upon Google’s nearly 20 year commitment toward supporting the news industry.

We believe deeply in spreading knowledge to make life better for everyone. It’s at the heart of Google’s mission. It’s the mission of publishers and journalists.

How GNI Supports the News Industry

Our decades-long dialogue and collaboration is focused on supporting journalists, strengthening publishers’ business models, and building a global news community.

We help bolster the work of resource-strapped newsrooms by offering digital tools, training and resources that aid their efforts to find, verify and tell engaging stories.


To date, the Google News Initiative has supported 7,000+ news partners in more than 120 countries and territories through more than $550 million in global funding.

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