Google launches Showcase, to
train 50,000 journalists in
Google on Tuesday announced several initiatives for Indian news
industry under its Google News Initiative (GNI), including the
launch of Google News Showcase, a programme to train 50,000
journalists in digital skills, and training 800 small and mid sized
news organisations grow their digital ad revenue.
The Google New Showcase, launched late last year, and currently
active in several other countries, will show content from Indian
publisher partners in English and Hindi in dedicated News
Showcase panels in Google News and on Discover.
Showcase will have add support for more Indian languages in the
future. As part of the licensing agreements with publishers,
Google will also pay participating news organizations to give
readers access to a limited amount of paywalled content.
From today, Google News Showcase will roll out in India with 30
news publishers including national, regional and local news
organizations like The Hindu Group, HT Digital Streams Ltd,
Indian Express Group, ABP LIVE, India TV, NDTV, Zee News, Amar
Ujala, Deccan Herald, Punjab Kesari, The Telegraph India, IANS
(Indo Asian News Service), ANI, and others. Read More