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’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.
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.
Google News launches as one of the first products outside of core Search, organizing news articles to make it easier to see a range of sources on the same topic.
Doubleclick acquired, expanding our relationship with web publishers and providing new technology and expertise to support their display advertising businesses.
Newsstand launches as a platform for publishers to produce and optimize their content into magazine-like editions designed for viewing on mobile devices.
Launched a global journalist training program through Google for Media.
Google News Lab launches to empower journalists with new technology.
Digital News Initiative forms to collaborate with the European news ecosystem around product, training, research, and innovation.
Launched Accelerated Mobile Pages, (formerly Accelerated Mobile Pages), an open source web components library now hosted under the OpenJS Foundation that helps publishers easily create fast loading web pages and other engaging online experiences likeStories and dynamic email.
Added Fact Check labels to help readers find fact checking in large news stories.
Flexible Sampling introduced to help publishers grow subscriptions revenue by controlling whether and how many articles they want to let searchers access before showing a paywall or subscription prompt
Funding Choices introduced to help publishers recover lost revenue due to ad blockers, inviting users to enable ads or choose another way to fund the content.
Google News Initiative launched to help centralize and scale our efforts across the company to help build a stronger future for news.
Google News applies real-time AI and machine learning to organize the news, providing publishers with new audiences, frictionless one-click subscriptions (through Subscribe with Google), and new opportunities to experiment with editorial formats, advertising models, and marketing promotions
Journalism Emergency Relief Fund supports 5,600+ local newsrooms to sustain essential reporting during the COVID-19 crisis.
Google News Showcase launches with $1 billion commitment to support creation of quality content.
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.
DataLEADs trains over 35,000 people in India to combat misinformation"We realize that fighting misinformation is not just the job of journalists. It needs a whole society approach." -Syed Nazakat, Founder, DataLEADS
Jambalaya News helps Spanish-speaking readers access local news"One of the biggest challenges immigrants have is it's harder to get local news, especially in their language. So it's very important for us to be able to help this community." -Rocio Tirado, Chief Operating Officer, Jambalaya News
Pulse uses new digital formats to engage a mass youth audience in Nigeria"If you look at the population of Nigeria, nearly half can be considered a youth. So we saw this open space with these people that we connected with and wanted to speak to." -Fiona Weeks, MD, Pulse
To date, the Google News Initiative has supported 7,000+ news partners in 120+ countries through $300 million in global funding.
From our Googlers
The Googlers that comprise the Google News Initiative team are not only news enthusiasts, many are news veterans.