Google News Adds “Local Source” Tag

Google News is going to make it easier to find local coverage of major news stories. “When a local story is picked up by national publishers, it can be difficult for local sources to be heard even after they’ve done the legwork and research to break a story. Consistent with our goal to surface diverse perspectives, we’re excited to share that a new ‘Local Source’ tag is now live across all Google News editions. This new feature brings greater exposure for local news outlets reporting on stories that have gone national. ‘Local Source’ articles are identified automatically by looking at where a publisher has written about in the past and comparing that to the story location. ”