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Iliffe extends partnership with Google News Showcase

Iliffe Media has announced an extension to its partnership with the Google News Showcase, which was launched in the UK last February.

Iliffe extends partnership with Google News Showcase
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The publisher's Kent Online outlet was among 120 publications initially signed up to the programme, with more Iliffe titles now on board.

Iliffe-owned titles which are included in the deal include The Cambridge Independent, Newark Advertiser, Grantham Journal, Stamford Mercury, and Spalding Today (which is the website of the Lincolnshire Free Press and Spalding Guardian).

Papers jointly-owned by Iliffe, including the Inverness Courier and New Milton Advertiser and Lymington Times, are also included in the deal as well as the Newbury Today website of the Newbury Weekly News.

Iliffe editorial director, Ian Carter, told HTFP: “We are pleased to be expanding our relationship with Google, and view Showcase as a really important initiative.

“It’s important for publishers to work with platforms on initiatives that can ensure a sustainable future for independent journalism.”

Other publishers included in the Showcase include DC Thomson, Newsquest, Archant, JPIMedia, Reach plc, and the Midland News Association.

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