Board Member, CNTI, Google
Richard Gingras is Global Vice President of News at Google. In that role Gingras guides Google’s strategies in how it surfaces news on Google search, Google News and its smart devices. He also oversees Google’s effort to enable a healthy, open ecosystem for quality journalism, which includes Subscribe with Google, Google’s Tools for Journalists, Accelerated Mobile Pages and various other efforts to enable journalists and news providers to be effective and sustainable. In March 2018, Gingras announced the Google News Initiative, a global effort including $300 million dollars to elevate quality journalism, explore new models for sustainability and provide technology to stimulate cost-efficiency in newsrooms. Gingras is a member of the Knight Commission on Trust, Media, and Democracy and was a co-founder of the Trust Project.
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 and 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 University.