Google has introduced a new initiative, News Lab, in an effort to collaborate with journalists and entrepreneurs to build the future of media.

News Lab is a new effort from Google, in which the company hopes to get its data and tools in the hands of journalists around the world. In News Lab, Google will post short written and video tutorials, along with case studies show off some of the best practices from newsrooms around the world. Resources will be updated regularly as Google continues to develop new products that are relevant.

That's why we've created the News Lab, a new effort at Google to empower innovation at the intersection of technology and media. Our mission is to collaborate with journalists and entrepreneurs to help build the future of media. And we're tackling this in three ways: though ensuring our tools are made available to journalists around the world (and that newsrooms know how to use them); by getting helpful Google data sets in the hands of journalists everywhere; and through programs designed to build on some of the biggest opportunities that exist in the media industry today.

News Lab is a global effort, and to start teams will be in the US, UK, Germany, and France.

Source: Google