Google launches Project Neon

Google is ramping up support for an industry it has been accused of wiping out with its new venture, “Project Neon.” The venture a several million dollar investment in a local British publisher Archant, which publishes Eastern Daily Press and several local titles in London. The collaborative effort between Google and Archant will aim at […]

Democratic candidate Sanders calls for massive overhaul of media rules

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders has weighed in on the state of U.S. media, unveiling a plan to stop big media mergers and bolster independent news.  “Today, after decades of consolidation and deregulation, just a small handful of companies control almost everything you watch, read, and download,” Sanders wrote in an op-ed for the Columbia Journalism Review. […]

Google to create digital news site with McClatchy

McClatchy announced that Youngstown, Ohio would be the launch city for The Compass Experiment. The Compass Experiment is a collaboration with tech giant Google to help develop sustainable local digital news models. Mandy Jenkins, general manager of The Compass Experiment, pointed out that the move was well-timed: “When we heard that Youngstown’s daily newspaper, The […]