Holding Our Applause for the Google News Initiative

  • David Chavern
  • 03.23.2018

I was invited to the Google News Initiative event in New York this week. Among many other things, they revealed a series of initiatives to help publishers increase subscribers, with an eye toward building a better economic model for journalism. This is something we have repeatedly asked for, so I have to consider it a positive and meaningful announcement. But until it is actually implemented and we see what kind of commitment Google has to the effort, I am going to hold my applause.

Read the full statement at Medium.


  • David Chavern
David Chavern serves as President & CEO of the News Media Alliance. Chavern has built a career spanning 30 years in executive strategic and operational roles, and most recently completed a decade-long tenure at the United States Chamber of Commerce.