Good stuff first: Google moves to prioritize original reporting in search 9/17/19

In an effort to put original reporting in front of users, Google’s VP of news Richard Gingras announced Thursday that the company has changed its global search algorithm to “highlight articles that we identify as significant original reporting,” and to keep such articles in top positions for longer.

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AP, GNI to build tool to help local newsrooms collaborate 7/8/19

The Associated Press is launching a pilot project aimed at increasing local news coverage and improving the way member news organizations collaborate with one another.

With support from the Google News Initiative, AP will build an online tool that enables members to share their coverage plans to more efficiently cover local news.

It will also allow participating news organizations to share their journalism, increasing the amount of local news stories in their communities.

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Congressman to introduce anti-trust safe harbor bill for newspaper companies 2/27/18

On Monday, Feb. 26, the News Media Alliance again called on Congress to allow publishers to negotiate collectively with dominant online platforms, namely Facebook and Google.

In an Op-Ed published in The Wall Street Journal, Alliance President & CEO David Chavern announced that Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI), the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee, is expected to introduce a bill soon that would amend anti-trust laws to incorporate a safe harbor, allowing news publishers to negotiate with the big tech platforms, and therefore flowing needed ad dollars back to the deserving parties, the news publishers.

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NMA seeks legislation to address impact of digital duopoly 7/10/17

The News Media Alliance has called on Congress to allow publishers to negotiate collectively with dominant online platforms. The objective is to permit publishers to have concrete discussions with the two dominant distributors of online news content, Google and Facebook, on business model solutions to secure the long-term availability of local journalism produced by America's newsrooms.

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SNPA partners with AdCellerant to provide free Google training and certifications 5/8/17

SNPA has established a strategic partnership with AdCellerant that will provide FREE training and Google certifications to employees of SNPA member newspapers. AdCellerant is an ad tech/digital marketing managed solutions startup based in Denver, Colo.

SNPA's partnership with AdCellerant will allow association members to have free access to several Google trainings, including Academy for Ads. These are training modules across a variety of different Google platforms, including AdWords, Google Analytics, Mobile, Video, eCommerce, etc.

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Google and the news industry 4/21/14

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute

In this week's Futures Lab update, we chat with David Gehring, who works with global alliances and partnership strategies at Google.

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