OTTAWA – Google announced which organization it has selected to distribute the $100 million the tech giant has promised to Canadian news companies Friday.

Google agreed to pay Canadian news publishers $100 million annually, indexed to inflation, in order to be exempt from the Online News Act, which compels tech companies to enter into agreements with news publishers.

The Canadian Journalism Collective will be responsible for ensuring eligible news organizations get their share of the money.

The money will be distributed proportionately based on how many full time-journalists the companies employ.

Small print and digital outlets can expect to receive about $17,000 per journalist that they employ, an official with the Canadian Heritage Department has said.

The Liberal government has previously put a cap on how much money the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. and other broadcasters can get.

CBC/Radio-Canada will get no more than a $7-million share of the annual fund, and $30 million at most will be reserved for other broadcasters.

The other $63 million will be shared among other qualifying news outlets, such as newspapers and digital platforms.

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