Users of Google News will soon be able to find their favorite journalists on Google+ more easily. That’s because Google will soon begin to integrate the Google+ profiles of journalists with their bylines on Google News.

Journalists who have a lead story will get their Google+ profile picture prominently featured to the right of their story, along with a count of how many people circle that person. Most importantly, Google+ users will be able to add that person to their circle directly from Google News.

“Knowing who wrote an article can help readers understand the article’s context and quality, see more articles by that person, and even interact directly with them,” wrote Software Engineer Eric Weigle in a Wednesday blog post announcing the new feature. Read more