Today, Google Canada is announcing major investments to support Canadian newsrooms and journalists across the country.
First, Google Canada is announcing signed agreements with Canadian publishers for Google News Showcase, a new product and licensing program that provides a customizable space for news content in Google News and Discover. These deals will help support Canadian newsrooms who provide comprehensive general interest news to the communities they serve.
This long-term investment will support news organizations in producing, distributing, and explaining essential information to readers. Among the Canadian publishers signed are Black Press Media, Glacier Media, The Globe and Mail, Métro Média, Narcity Media, SaltWire Network, Village Media and Winnipeg Free Press. Together, the publishers announced today represent over 70 national, regional and community news organizations from coast-to-coast-to-coast in both official languages.
“We’ve never relied on high-quality, community-based journalism more than we have during the COVID crisis,” says Sabrina Geremia, Vice President and Country Head at Google Canada. “Canadian journalists have been a lifeline, keeping us connected with essential information like changes to stay-at-home orders and where and when to get vaccinated.