Google’s newest native information effort is a devoted sports activities hub

At a later date, the venture will develop to incorporate a dedicated sports news hub. The web site will function a dashboard the place you’ll set the precise groups, leagues and gamers you wish to observe. You’ll have the ability to entry all the content material on The Matchup so long as you’ve got a subscription with one of many native publications that is participating within the venture. Based on the Native Media Consortium, all subscription income will return to the native firms offering content material for The Matchup, and any cash the hub makes off of sponsorships might be shared between them as effectively.  

Over the previous couple of years, Google has launched a number of different efforts to assist native journalism. In 2018, for example, the corporate began offering free two-year G Suite licenses to publications with fewer than 500 workers. Extra lately, the corporate introduced Project Oasis, a analysis initiative that goals to develop sources for the broader native information ecosystem. In comparison with these efforts, The Matchup feels extra instantly tangible.