Google has unveiled a new initiative called, Google News Lab. It is designed to help Google collaborate with journalists and entrepreneurs to help shape the future of media.
Google will provide video and written tutorials, as well as case studies to show off how newsrooms around the world report the news. These resources will be updated on a regular basis as Google develops new products that are more relevant.
That’s why we’ve created the News Lab, a new effort at Google to empower innovation at the intersection of technology and media. Our mission is to collaborate with journalists and entrepreneurs to help build the future of media. And we’re tackling this in three ways: though ensuring our tools are made available to journalists around the world (and that newsrooms know how to use them); by getting helpful Google data sets in the hands of journalists everywhere; and through programs designed to build on some of the biggest opportunities that exist in the media industry today.
Google says that the News Lab is a global effort, so that’s why they are going to start with teams in the US, UK, Germany and France. They will also be using the help from the training and research arm of Google’s Digital News Initiative in Europe.