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Richard Gingras

Vice President of News
Google

Richard Gingras is Vice President of News at Google​. In that role he guides Google’s strategies relating to the media ecosystem and oversees many of Google’s news and media related products. Richard was a key instigator of the recently-announced Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) ​project, an effort to make Web content instantaneous and in doing so, preserve the vitality, utility, and openness of the Worldwide Web. He was also co-founder of the Trust Project​, a global effort within the journalism community to insure that high quality journalism is recognized for the credibility it deserves. Richard has been involved in digital media since 1980 or as he once put it “since the days of steam powered modems”. He helped found Salon.com​ where he once worked with Pulitzer Prize winner Glenn Greenwald and has worked at Apple​, the @Home Network​, the Excite portal among other digital ventures. He also serves on the boards of the First Amendment Coalition​, the International Center for Journalists​, and the Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics​ and Public Policy​ at Harvard.

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Toward a healthy future for news. Where we are today. Where we should be going tomorrow

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Richard Gingras is currently Senior Director of News and Social Products at Google, overseeing Google News which connects more than a billion unique readers each week to articles from 72 countries and 45 languages.

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