Google to Pay More Iliffe Media Newspapers for Content

More newspapers and regional websites will receive payments for their content from Google, it has been revealed.

Iliffe Media has extended its partnership with the Google News Showcase, launched last year by the tech giant in association with a number of UK publishers.

Iliffe’s Kent Online publication was among 120 publications signed up for the program when it launched in February 2021, but the company has now revealed that more of its titles are set to benefit.

The Cambridge Independent, Newark Advertiser, Stamford Mercury, Grantham Journal and Lynn News are among the Iliffe-owned newspapers now implicated, along with Spalding Today, which is the website of the Lincolnshire Free Press and Spalding Guardian.

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

Iliffe Editorial Director Ian Carter, pictured, told HTFP: “We are delighted to extend our relationship with Google and see Showcase as a really important initiative.

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

As part of Google’s licensing agreements with publishers, it also gives readers the ability to access some paid content.

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