Google donates $5 million for news innovation to Knight Foundation and new international efforts

Google and news organizations have had a rocky time of it. To overdramatize the situation only slightly: Google insists that it cares about journalism as a necessity of our shared democracy; news organizations resent it as a (perceived) key cause of the financial strife that keeps them from fully defending that democracy. Today, though, brings an olive branch — a multi-million-dollar olive branch: Google is announcing that it will donate $5 million to ... Full Story »

Posted by Fabrice Florin - via Megan Garber, Nieman Journalism Lab, John Bracken, Matthew Nadler (t), Joey Baker (t), Megan Taylor (t), Jeppe Kabell (t), Rachel Fus (t), Kaizar Campwala (t), Malorie Jae Lucich (t)
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by Gregory Black - Oct. 26, 2010

The article shows that not all big companies are crooks. Google is always striving for innovation and this time they are putting aside their work and allowing another group to expand. With the $5 million dollar donation, Google is saying there is untouched land in the journalism field and with the help of the Knight Foundation, they plan to discover it. Alberto Ibargüen said, that Goolde doesn't want to take control over the project, they want Knight to take control and do what they've been doing, just more of it.

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