GNI launches innovation challenge to support projects that develop new business models

As a part of the Google News Initiative’s $300M commitment to help journalism thrive in the digital age, they have launched GNI Innovation Challenges to support projects that drive digital innovation and develop new business models. The GNI will fund a set of projects from around the world that meet specified criteria, with the intent … More GNI launches innovation challenge to support projects that develop new business models

Gumshoe Group launches initiative to connect freelance reporters pursuing FOIA claims to lawyers

The Gumshoe Group recently launched an initiative that connects freelance reporters pursuing FOIA claims to lawyers willing/able to advocate or litigate on their behalf and they are taking assistance inquiries. Gumshoe is excited to be in the process of building two networks – one network of lawyers from law firms, private attorneys, legal non-profits and … More Gumshoe Group launches initiative to connect freelance reporters pursuing FOIA claims to lawyers

MCN restores free press with Independent Muscogee (Creek) Press Act

The Native American Journalists Association honors Mvskoke Media with second Elias Boudinot Award for Free Press in 2020 The Native American Journalists Association commends the Muscogee (Creek) Nation for enactment of the “Independent Muscogee (Creek) Press Act,” for Mvskoke Media, the tribe’s news and information outlet. The bill ensures free press protections at the legislative … More MCN restores free press with Independent Muscogee (Creek) Press Act

Edmo selected for 2020 NAJA-Medill Milestone Achievement Award

The Native American Journalists Association has selected Lori Edmo (Shoshone-Bannock), editor of the Sho-Ban News, as the 2020 NAJA-Medill Milestone Achievement Award recipient. The award honors an individual who has made a lasting impact on media to the benefit of Indigenous communities and is given jointly by the Native American Journalists Association and the Medill … More Edmo selected for 2020 NAJA-Medill Milestone Achievement Award

In These Times to fund, publish investigative journalism – accepting Indigenous issues pitches

**The next deadline for story proposals is Monday, August 10. Application guidelines are below. The deadline for 2020-2021 fellowship applications has passed. We will be hiring 2021-2022 fellows in early 2021.** The Leonard C. Goodman Institute for Investigative Reporting is dedicated to providing editorial and financial support to journalists pursuing in-depth investigative projects that align with In … More In These Times to fund, publish investigative journalism – accepting Indigenous issues pitches

Google News Initiative partners with LION Publishers to advise aspiring news entrepreneurs

We’re in a unique moment in time: local news is shrinking but the interest in high-quality local news is growing.  While journalists continue to be laid off, and many local news publishers are struggling to figure out their long-term financial sustainability, there’s increased interest in creating digital-first news publications to keep communities informed. But, up … More Google News Initiative partners with LION Publishers to advise aspiring news entrepreneurs