Local news outlets can apply for Google News Initiative Innovation Challenge

Google News Initiative Innovation Challenge

DEADLINE: APRIL 5, 2022 ― Applications are now open for the Google News Initiative (GNI) Innovation Challenge. Local news outlets in the Middle East, Turkey & Africa region are eligible to apply for this round.

The GNI Innovation Challenge empowers news organisations from around the world to demonstrate new thinking in digital journalism. The projects will also produce learnings and thought leadership to share with the wider industry.

Proposed projects must focus on the following areas;

  • Ways to increase reader engagement and/or reader revenue
  • Developing and diversifying business models
  • New methods of distribution
  • Combating misinformation
  • Increasing trust in journalism
  • Reaching new audiences
  • Improving the efficiency of workflows
  • Exploring new technologies



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