Gray Goes Big To Build A Healthier America

Bridging the Great Health Divide is an ambitious new experiment in collaborative journalism that Gray Television plans to start rolling out in March. Supported by $200,000 from the Google News Initiative, its multiplatform coverage will take a fresh look at the longtime health disparities in both Appalachia and the Mississippi Delta, two sprawling regions where health indicators and outcomes are far worse than the national average — and where the group has more than 25 TV stations serving affected communities.

Poynter, Google To Help Local Newsrooms Reach Younger Audiences

The Poynter Institute and Google News Initiative are teaming up to help three local newsrooms reach new, young audiences through engaging, shareable social video storytelling. The yearlong program, VidSpark, will culminate with a playbook that local newsrooms across the country can use to engage younger people in their communities. The three participants are Tegna’s CBS […]

Stringr To Provide Presidential Election Coverage

Initial publishers leveraging the partnership include the Boston Globe, Fox Television Stations and News Press & Gazette.

Google News Initiative Partners With Lee On Dynamic Paywall

Google News Initiative is partnering with Lee Enterprises, a provider of news, information, and advertising in 50 markets, and its digital technology subsidiary, TownNews, to expedite the development of a machine learning-based paywall technology. “Google and TownNews are the leading technology providers for our industry, and Google ML, coupled with TownNews’ technology platform, is ideally suited […]

Google News Initiative, Local Media Consortium, Local Media Association Announce 50 Scholarships

The Google News Initiative, the Local Media Consortium and the Local Media Association have teamed up to offer 50 scholarships to Elevate! 2019, the LMC and LMA’s first joint conference for the local media industry. The gathering, focused on innovation, transformation and new business models to sustain local journalism, will take place Sept. 17-19 in […]

Tribune Broadcasting Gets Google News Grant

Funding from the Google News Initiative/YouTube Innovation Program will support new formats of video storytelling.

Google Unveils Its $300M News Initiative

Google today announced a multi-pronged News Initiative, which Chief Business Officer Phillipp Schindler described as a way to tie together all the company’s efforts to work with the journalism industry. Google says the News Initiative is focused on three broad goals — strengthening quality journalism, supporting different business models and empowering newsrooms through technological innovation.