Brazilian newspapers yank content from Google News, blame lack of compensation

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Brazil’s largest association of newspapers, the Associação Nacional de Jornais (ANJ), has announced that its members are opting out of Google News. In late 2010 the ANJ — which represents 154 Brazilian newspapers, around 90 percent of the country’s circulation — agreed that Google’s news service could post the title and first line of articles, with the expectation that this would lead to higher traffic. However, close to two years later, it appears that that wasn’t the case. “Staying in Google News was not helping us grow our digital audiences,” ANJ president Carlos Fernando Lindenberg Neto told the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas.

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