Google and Facebook’s latest efforts to ‘save’ journalism are already getting eye rolls – NZ Herald

Google said this week that it is tweaking its algorithms and the guidelines for its human search quality raters in a manner that will allow original reporting – news discovered by the publication and not aggregated from another outlet – to obtain a higher ranking on its search pages and maintain that ranking for a longer time.

That follows Facebook last month saying would begin offering several major news outlets as much as US$3 million ($4.7m) a year to license headlines and previews of articles, according to the Wall Street Journal, for use in a new feature called News Tab that is curated in part by veteran news editors.

CONTINUE READING at LAMESTREAM MEDIA —¬†Google and Facebook’s latest efforts to ‘save’ journalism are already getting eye rolls – NZ Herald

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