Building a Successful Future for News

  • How can we insure the health of the open web, the communications platform of all communications platforms, versus proprietary closed platforms — the Facebooks, the Snapchats, the WhatsApps — so that publishers maintain control over their content, over their business models, over their own destinies?
  • How might we build new models to assure that audiences recognize the high-quality work of journalists as the credible efforts they are?
  • How can we make it easier to create and distribute high-quality video, virtual reality, and other new media forms, at the lowest possible cost?
  • How can we better enable subscription models, including new low-friction approaches to subscriber adoption and revenue growth?
  • How might we reconsider ad models and behaviors to counter the disturbing rise in Ad Blockers?
  • And last but not least, how might we address the need for the web to be as fast and compelling as any proprietary platform?




Richard Gingras is Vice President, News at Google

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Richard Gingras

Richard Gingras

Richard Gingras is Vice President, News at Google

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