Posted by: bluesyemre | May 14, 2012

The Head of Google news on the future of news – Matt Stempeck


  • Richard Gingras (@richardgingras), head of News Products at Google, spoke at the Nieman Foundation at Harvard. I liveblogged it, so let me know where the errors are and I’ll fix them. Ann Marie Lipinski introduces Richard’s impressive and varied background, which is directly relevant to the future of the news and how we interact with content online. On his more rebellious side, he created the Total Information Awareness CafePress shop, whose proceeds go to the ACLU. “Tucked quietly into his bio” is his interest in the transformation of the news business. More directly, he was CEO of Salon Media Group, where he assembled the initial seed funding in 1995, and steered the company through times of revenue growth, audience growth, and eventually, cost-cutting. Salon was watched carefully by many in the news space as fundamental questions regarding online news played out.

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