Matt Cooke

head of Google News Lab

Matt Cooke leads a global team within the Google News Initiative, working with journalists to help strengthen digital skills, fight misinformation and collaborate on industry challenges.

Since joining Google in 2011, Matt has led multiple global and regional efforts to tackle misinformation, support fact-checking and strengthen media literacy. In recent years, Matt has overseen Google’s contribution to the European Media and Information Fund, the IFCN Global Fact Check Fund and the GNI News Equity Fund. Matt launched Google’s first European Fellowship for journalism students and has led multiple programs focused on underrepresented audiences. Matt was responsible for partnerships including The Royal Family’s first experiment with interactive livestreams.

Before joining Google, he was a broadcast journalist at BBC News for eight years.

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Events IJF 2024
Events in past editions
#IJF18 / 14 april 2018

Digital newsgathering and verification

This session will equip you with practical research tips and techniques to help you get more from using Google Search and Image Search. We'll point to data journalism tools that can help you research ...

#IJF18 / 13 april 2018

Masterclass in Google Maps

From a breaking news situation to a feature length article - learn how Google Maps and Earth images can compliment your social media posts or add a visual element to you print and online articles. We'...