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Google News Initiative (GNI) Innovation Challenge

Organisation: Google News Initiative

Status: Closed

  • Tender

Funding Size: $150,000

Deadline: 05/04/2022

  • Eligibility criteria:
    – Geographically, applicants must be based in the Middle East, Turkey & Africa region- News organizations must be incorporated in the Middle East, Turkey & Africa region
  • Type of funding: Programmatic
  • Target countries: Middle East, Turkey & Africa Region
  • Application language: English or French

Applications are now open for the Google News Initiative (GNI) Innovation Challenge, a global program that empowers news organizations from around the world to demonstrate new thinking in digital journalism. The GNI Innovation Challenge in the Middle East, Turkey & Africa region focuses on innovation in any form. It follows the first two rounds which saw 43 projects selected from 18 countries. The projects will also produce learnings and thought leadership to share with the wider industry.

They encourage innovative projects – focused on, but not limited to – the areas below: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.

See here to learn more and apply.

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