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Google is committing to giving publishers $1 billion to create and curate content for a new product the company is calling Google News Showcase.
The move comes amid long-simmering tension between Big Tech and media organizations. Publishers argue they aren’t properly compensated for their premium coverage that appears in Google search and Google News.
In a blog post, Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google and its parent company Alphabet, wrote there is “more to do” to support journalism.