Google News Showcase is here
After its launch last October in some markets, Google News Showcase has arrived in India. Readers can expect easier access to news from English and Hindi media (more languages will be incorporated in the future), including The Telegraph.
Content from 30 news publishers will appear in dedicated News Showcase panels in Google News and on Discover. “As part of our licensing agreements with publishers, we’re also paying participating news organisations to give readers access to a limited amount of paywalled content.
This feature means readers will have the opportunity to read more of a publisher’s articles than they would otherwise be able to, while deepening readers’ relationships with publishers and encouraging them to subscribe,” wrote Sanjay Gupta, country head and vice-president, India, and Brad Bender, VP of product management, Google, in the company’s official blog.
Google has also said that it’s expanding its Google News Initiative efforts in India, which will involve training at least 50,000 journalists and journalism students over three years.
It will include programmes on using digital tools to detect misinformation online. The new effort builds on News Showcase deals signed by 700 news publications in more than a dozen countries.