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Google to give money to small news outlets through ‘news initiative’

Google to give money to small news outlets through ‘news initiative’

Google is looking to spend US$300 million on initiatives within news media to help negate the impact that its duopoly with Facebook has had on the industry.

Media briefs: Hearst splashes out … Spanish publishes panic … Economist struggles …

Media briefs: Hearst splashes out … Spanish publishes panic … Economist struggles …

The Economist's paid circulation is down for the first time in 15 years as subscribers don't renew once introductory offer ends. And other media tidbits of the dya.

Media briefs: hasta la vista … Ten plugs leaks … Maj’s magic mushrooms …

Media briefs: hasta la vista … Ten plugs leaks … Maj’s magic mushrooms …

Spain has introduced new copyright laws that would cost Google a mint. Instead of paying up, Google's getting out of the news business in the country. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

Origin’s paper war … Oz HuffPo …

Origin’s paper war … Oz HuffPo …

State of Origin fever spilled over into print this week as News Limited tabloids went to war on the judiciary appearance of star Queensland back Jonathan Thurston. Plus other media news of the day.

Google News: we get inside your head

Google News: we get inside your head

The founder and head engineer of Google News reveals some tricks of the trade, including how to predict what information readers want and how to go about delivering it.

How Google sees the future of news

How Google sees the future of news

Google News creator Krishna Bharat offers up his views on how journalism will change in the next five years, saying news organisations will become more specialised and so will the advertising.

Google News as chosen by humans

Google News as chosen by humans

When Google News launched in 2002, it declared "This page was generated entirely by computer algorithms". But now a dozen major publications are running their "Editors' Picks" on the site.

Facebook: the world’s newspaper

Facebook: the world’s newspaper

Forget aggregators and e-readers, the real digital news revolution is taking place on Facebook, which is now the fourth largest source of traffic for media. Do we now only read what our friends tell/want us to read?

News aggregators really <em>are</em> killing newspapers

News aggregators really are killing newspapers

New research has found more and more people just skim the aggregated headlines on sites like Google News to get their daily news fix, and never click through to the original stories.

When Google runs your life…

When Google runs your life…

From the Google phone to Google maps to Gmail to Google Chrome to Google News, the Big G is fast taking control of our lives -- and it's not necessarily a bad thing, says Forbes. Just lay back and let the Google Wave wash over you.