Google will prioritise “original” reporting

Google’s head of news, Richard Gingras:

Recently, we’ve made ranking updates and published changes to our search rater guidelines to help us better recognize original reporting, surface it more prominently in Search and ensure it stays there longer. This means readers interested in the latest news can find the story that started it all, and publishers can benefit from having their original reporting more widely seen.

That’s terrific news for the outlets offering original reporting from their journalists.

And terrific news for journalists wishing their outlets prioritised original reporting.