Google launches ‘News lab’, one-stop destination for reporter’s resources

Google launched a new site called Google News Lab, a one-stop destination for the journalism resources from all backgrounds. Google News Lab is designed with the aim to connect digital journalists with programs, data and other resources to aid in their reporting. News Labs aims to involve reporters to better leverage Google products in their work. It feature reporters to identify the best practices for newsrooms using apps like Maps, Search, YouTube, and Trends to better track stories in real-time, tell stories using data, and distribute them on Google channels.

News Labs is the part of Google’s mission to ensure quality information is accessible and useful everywhere, Google want to help ensure that innovation in news leads to a more informed, more democratic world, Says Steve Grove, Director at News Lab.

Mr. Grove writes in a bog post that 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 via News Labs hopes to accomplish these journalists goal in three distinct ways:

  • Easy access to the tools journalists need for better reporting
  • Providing Google data to journalists everywhere for more insightful storytelling, and
  • By Launching programs to take advantage of the opportunities that exist in today’s media industry

Watch this introduction video while announcing News Labs by Google :

News Labs is the collaboration from Google with journalists and entrepreneurs to help build the future of media. News Lab lessons are designed to help journalists learn the best ways to use Google tools for reporting and storytelling also making use of Google’s visualization tools.

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Via Google Blog.

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