Google pays NZ publishers for news following Showcase launch

Google pays NZ publishers for news following Showcase launch
News stories featured on Showcase will be free to read in most cases. (Image: Getty)
Daniel Dunkley
Google has launched its long-awaited News Showcase platform in New Zealand, striking deals to pay a lineup of local publishers for journalism content.RNZ, Newsroom, Scoop, Crux, and The Pacific Media Network will join previously confirmed NZME titles including The NZ Herald and Newstalk ZB on Showcase. BusinessDesk agreed to join last year, before its sale to NZME.The group of publishers, representing 20 titles, will license selected stories to Google in exchange for regular payments from the search engine giant.The service, which went liv...

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