Google Launches Journalist Studio as Part of Google News Initiative

Google has come a long way from just being a search engine platform that Yahoo refused to buy. Now the company might just be the gateway to the vast majority of information that is contained on the internet, and a big part of the reason why that is the case has to do with the fact that most people search for things on Google before they end up going anywhere else which means that if something hasn’t already been listed on Google then chances are that the a lot of people that need that information are not going to end up getting to it.

This is why Google launched the Google News Initiative and since its launch the tech giant has invested upwards of $300 million in journalistic projects that are designed to empower journalists to keep corrupt institutions in check as well as to make it so that no matter what happens media companies and news organizations are going to end up earning a decent amount of money from clicks that they eventually get through Google once all has been said and is now out of the way.

The newest part of this initiative is the Journalist Studio that Google has just launched. This contains a lot of features with the most pertinent being a program called Pinpoint which can sift through countless documents and help you look for mentions of keywords and phrases. These were things that previously needed to be done by hand, and being able to do them through the use of a software is the sort of thing that can make the lives of journalists a lot easier than might have been the case otherwise as well as allow news rooms that have been forced to reduce the size of their staff due to budget cuts to still make the most of the journalists they still have.

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