'Editors’ Picks' feature launched by Google for Irish news sites

Google have launched a new feature for Irish news organisations which allows them to highlight examples of their best journalism throughout the day.

Editors' Picks, which launched today with irishexaminer.com as a launch partner, allows publishers to select highlighted content from their sites for display on a new section of the Google News Ireland home page. 

Other launch partners include BreakingNews.ie, Irish Independent, Irish Times, RTE, TV3, Journal.ie, Joe.ie, and Her.ie.

Dolan O'Hagan, Irish Examiner executive editor - digital, said the new and 'very welcome' Google initiative demonstrated how news media brands and Google can work together in the digital age to highlight and promote the wide variety of original journalism being created.

"We intend to use this very welcome initiative as an opportunity to share with and highlight to Google users some of the informative, engaging and entertaining mix of content which is available on irishexaminer.com every day." 

Madhav Chinnappa, Google’s Head of News Partnerships in Europe, said the company had been working with the news ecosystem for some time now to create innovative new ways for them to engage readers of news online.

“Editors’ Picks gives publishers a place to bring together the best of traditional and digital journalism; promoting long-form stories and experimenting with new formats.”

The new feature is now live on news.google.ie and we would encourage fans of the Irish Examiner to personalise the Editors Picks widget on the google Ireland home page to ensure Irish Examiner content is highlighted every time they visit the page.

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