The Head of Google News on the Future of News | MIT Center for Civic Media


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may 2012 by Aussiedingo
RT : Really great thinking about the future of news from Richard Gingras, head of Google News
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may 2012 by miroadamy
"Richard has very simple advice that still isn't practiced by most news companies: "Capacity is unlimited. Creating content is expensive. Use it all.""
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may 2012 by edmadrid
The Head of News on the Future of News
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may 2012 by gkamp
Got ideas on what the news system *should* become? Set aside some time and study this talk by Google's .
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may 2012 by thomasj
Google's mission is to connect the dots between a consumer's interests and information needs with knowledge, whether by search or social.

Internally, they think of Google News as a freshness engine.

We all need to be entrepreneurs as we navigate through this period, and that means taking risks and being comfortable making mistakes. We need to learn to understand when we've made a mistake as quickly as possible, and change our approach. Disruption is the core of this conversation.

Change in distribution caused the disruption in media. Distribution frames your business model in the media business; it is everything.
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may 2012 by ouroboros
Richard Gingras, head of News Products at Google, spoke at the Nieman Foundation at Harvard today.
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may 2012 by ejc
GINGRAS NO DUMMY

"Richard argues strongly for evergreen story pages. It is not the brand, not the site, but the story itself that is the lifeblood online. Publishers should not think about editions, or even ephemeral streams of articles, but rather living story pages. Story pages are the most valuable real estate." ... CORRECT, THIS IS WHY DELICIOUS WAS A BILLION DOLLAR BIZ, SQUANDERED, THEY HAD THE BEST "TOPIC" PAGES OF ALL, BEFORE DB DESTROYED BY SPAMMERS

"Adrian Holovaty, Founder of EveryBlock, was an intern for the Washington Post back around 2007. The Post published a 45,000 word series on DC public schools after months of investigation ("that probably 45,000 people read, but the right people"). Adrian built a site that multiplied the value of the reporters' efforts, where readers could look up their childrens' schools. Sadly, the Post didn't maintain the site died after the story passed. Richard would like to see investigative reports written in Fusion tables and query strings rather than (or in addition to) narrative. These projects actually present monetiziation opportunities; with the school-lookup example, you know the viewer has kids in that specific part of the city." ... YEP, LOTS OF GOLD THERE, UNMINED

"Media companies have learned that affirmation is more powerful than information. " ... PANDERING RATHER THAN INFORMING, THEY MEAN
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may 2012 by maoxian
I read RT @NancyProctor: RT @Marilyn_Res: The head of Google News on the future of news http://t.co/SoeoSerj via @civicMIT #si20 #museweb
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may 2012 by miaridge
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may 2012 by vasilis
@MarkWNichols: Richard Gingras on the future of news http://t.co/ZF02KGHo "companies must disambiguate their content and business models"
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may 2012 by contents
@timoreilly: Really great thinking about the future of news http://t.co/reOqggMv from Richard Gingras, head of Google News
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may 2012 by herrkrueger
Really great thinking about the future of news http://t.co/reOqggMv from Richard Gingras, head of Google News
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may 2012 by sebastienmarion
Some publishers say, "They bought it before, they'll buy it again," or "We need to get people back into the habit of paying for news." But consumers never did pay the true costs. [Directly, anyway. Indirectly and unwittingly, well, that's another story.]
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may 2012 by ursamajor
Really great thinking about the future of news from Richard Gingras, head of Google News
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may 2012 by amfisher2
Really great thinking about the future of news from Richard Gingras, head of Google News
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may 2012 by stevetranby
Richard [Gringras, head of news at Google] doesn't believe the vertical model of a newspaper makes sense going forward. He compares the metropolitan newspapers' all-things to all-people product to content portals for specific communities. This strategy doesn't make sense given the possibilities. Yahoo!'s initial success was as a portal. But portals have disappeared online as consumers have learned to navigate the web on their own and found the niche sites they love.</p><p>

Paywalls are not a panacea. Richard's not against experimentation with paywall models. The New York Times was smart, he says, in designing its paywall with many levers to adjust revenue vs. traffic flow. It's not there yet, but they can experiment and find what works. He appreciates those who are looking at paywalls in a more nuanced way. Some publishers say, "They bought it before, they'll buy it again," or "We need to get people back into the habit of paying for news." But consumers never did pay the true costs.


Gringras essentially goes around giving much the same talk. This doesn't make it wrong.
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may 2012 by guardiantech
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may 2012 by jeffhammond
The Future of Google News -- does google news have > 1bln monthlies or google products in general? via
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may 2012 by cpdis
RT @johncthompson: The Head of Google News on the Future of News http://t.co/puoVCTWe via @zite "iPad a fatal distraction for publishers"
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may 2012 by philipjohn
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may 2012 by andriak
Richard Gingras (@richardgingras), head of News Products at Google, spoke at the Nieman Foundation at Harvard today.
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may 2012 by mediaeater