Google invests millions in journalism. But why actually? Where exactly is the money? And has the influence on the reporting? Two journalists of network policy.Org invested in a study funded by the DGB and the Otto Brenner Foundation. For this they talked to more than two dozen journalists and managers.
More than € 200 million euros in the past seven years of European media companies have been passed. The News Initiative is Google’s division, which complies with such projects and comes into contact with the corporations. Lastly, News Showcase started; Behind it is a license model for article from partner publishers, which Google is played in separate news pages. GERMANTS GERMANY, Overall, Plant Google to spend a billion US dollar worldwide for licenses.
Unequal distribution of the claim
The analysis of the claim in Europe revealed that Google is mainly established, commercial and Western Europe publishers. Of 140 million, which were ied between 2015 and 2019 via the Digital News Initiative, three quarters of commercial publishers benefited, funf percent landed with non-profit media. The rest went to individuals, research institutes, publicly funded media and non-journalistic organizations.