Google launches Google News Lab, a new tool for journalists

Google has been hard at work in making its tools more useful to the world around them. Google Searches are a common way for anyone to find the information they need from the internet. Obviously in the case of journalists, this information must be trust worthy, and today a new tool has been launched with that focus.

Google News Lab is a new tool designed to help journalists get their job done. Instead of having them search for information all around, News Lab will combine information from different Google sources like YouTube, Google Maps, and others, with the idea of helping journalists verify source data, or elaborate on news with more accurate detail. Journalists will also be able to find search trends on a specific topic, in a way to measure the relevance of a topic around the world.

This service isn’t a new thing, as Facebook has launched its Newswire service last year, and we even see Snapchat taking steps in this direction as well. We’ll see how this helps improve the reliability of news services going forward.

Source: Google

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