Nieman Foundation at Harvard
HOME
          
LATEST STORY
How journalists can avoid amplifying misinformation in their stories
ABOUT                    SUBSCRIBE
Aug. 1, 2013, 1:06 p.m.
LINK: hosted.ap.org  ➚   |   Posted by: Justin Ellis   |   August 1, 2013

Earlier this year, Google created a new policy that asked German media companies to opt-in to be included in Google News. That followed a change in German law that allows publishers to charge search engines like Google that reproduce snippets of their articles online.

Now, in a have-your-cake-and-eat-it-too move, a number of German news sites like Zeit Online, Spiegel Online, and Axel Springer papers, are opting-in:

Axel Springer AG — publisher of the mass-circulation tabloid Bild and national daily Die Welt — said the decision to opt into Google News was a temporary measure while the company lays the legal and technical groundwork to charge aggregators for their use of its material.

Show tags Show comments / Leave a comment
 
Join the 50,000 who get the freshest future-of-journalism news in our daily email.
How journalists can avoid amplifying misinformation in their stories
We need new tools to ensure visual media travels in secure ways that keep us safer online. Overlays are among these tools.
How China used the media to spread its Covid narrative — and win friends around the world
China’s image plummeted in North America, but over half of 50 nations surveyed at the end of 2020 reported coverage of China had become more positive in their national media since the onset of the pandemic.
From deepfakes to TikTok filters: How do you label AI content?
How should we label AI media in ways that people understand? And how might the labels backfire?