Google announced that Reuters news agency and close to 450 publications in a dozen countries have agreed to contribute content to the company´s recently announced service called Google News Showcase and that the company has announced it will spend USD 1 billion on over the next three years.
“We’re excited to have Reuters join Google Showcase. Their work is invaluable to readers around the world and is a great example of the quality reporting we’re bringing to users,” says Genevieve Brennan, Global News Product Partnerships at Google.
The majority of the publications are local and regional publishers, Google said adding that they include Le Monde, Le Figaro, and Libération in France, El Cronista and La Gaceta in Argentina, TAG24 and Sächsische Zeitung in Germany, and Jornal do Commercio, a regional newspaper from Pernambuco in Brazil.
“These new partners are in addition to the existing News Showcase publications that are live in Brazil and Germany, and have already created tens of thousands of panels which have been seen by millions of users across Google News and Discover on Android and iOS”, Google said in a press release.
“The Showcase will also include content that publishers have behind paywalls. Google says this will “enable publishers to develop their own relationships with users and incentivize them to become a subscriber”, the Google release said.