As a part of the Google News Initiative’s commitment to help journalism thrive in the digital age, we’ve launched GNI Innovation Challenges to support projects that drive digital innovation and develop new business models.
We are proud to launch the GNI’s second Innovation Challenge in Asia-Pacific. The Challenge will focus on creative projects that increase audience engagement for news providers. Google will fund selected projects up to USD $250,000 and will finance up to 70% of the total project cost. Special discretion on the total project cap may be considered by the Jury depending on the scale and impact of projects.
The GNI will fund a set of projects from around the region that meet specified criteria, to empower news innovators from around the world to demonstrate new thinking in online journalism and the development of new publishing business models. In turn, we hope to share knowledge generated from the projects with the wider industry.
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