Google News Initiative and McClatchy Will Fill a Local News Void in 3 U.S. Markets

The search engine giant and the newspaper publisher introduced The Compass Experiment

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Google News Initiative, the search-engine giant’s program to work with publishers in the media industry, teamed up with newspaper publisher McClatchy on an initiative to bring local news coverage to three small and midsized communities in the U.S. that are currently lacking local sources of news and information.

McClatchy president and CEO Craig Forman said in a blog post introducing The Compass Experiment that his company will create three new digital-only local news operations on multiple platforms, with expert and financial help from Google.

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