You may have heard of the Google Initiative, but what does it mean? What are the benefits and requirements for applying? The answer depends on your own goals. Google’s mission is to help publishers build an innovative, sustainable, and diverse news ecosystem. The initiative will fund up to 70% of the total project cost. For selected projects, the Jury will consider a special discretion on the cap based on the project’s scale and impact.
The Google News Initiative (GNI) is a global program that supports innovative approaches to digital journalism. The Innovation Challenge for Europeans 2022 focuses on all forms of innovation and the selected initiatives will generate thought leadership and learnings. The innovation challenge requires clear metrics to measure impact and generate learnings. To apply, you must submit your idea or project online. The deadline is October 17.
The GNI Innovation Challenge is open to news organisations around the world, and the prize money is up to $150,000 per project. This challenge aims to empower news organisations in emerging markets to increase their engagement with readers and experiment with new business models. News organisations from all sizes can apply, including traditional publishers, startups, associations, and nonprofits. And the best part? The winning project will be recognized by Google, and may even receive additional funding from Google.