Google Launches A New Home For Journalists With “News Lab”

TechCrunch

Google today announced the launch of a new site called News Lab, a destination that aims to connect journalists with programs, data and other resources to aid in their reporting. The site will feature a number of tools for newsrooms, including tutorials and best practices on how to use Google products in reporting, as well as provide access to the recently updated Google Trends service, and more. It will also showcase Google’s numerous efforts surrounding new media partnerships and citizen reporting.

The News Lab site builds on a series of announcements that came out last week which were similarly focused on Google’s increasing efforts to play a larger role in the world of journalism. For example, in partnership with social news agency Storyful, Google rolled out YouTube Newswire – a curated and aggregated feed containing daily newsworthy events that have been published to YouTube. It also announced a series of…

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