Head of News
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. Until July, 2011, Gingras was CEO of Salon Media Group and he previously worked with Google as a strategic advisor to the executive team focusing on strategies relating to the evolution of news and television. Gingras started his career in television, assembling and managing a network of television stations. From 1987 to 1992, he was the founder and president of MediaWorks, an Apple-funded startup that developed early news-agenting and executive support software. He serves on the boards of the First Amendment Coalition, the International Center for Journalists.