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

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

NAJA to host Covering COVID-19 in Indian Country virtual roundtable July 23

The virtual roundtable series will feature discussions with Indigenous journalists covering the coronavirus pandemic in Indian Country. The first discussion will focus on coverage of the Navajo Nation. NAJA is now accepting pitches for the series. The Native American Journalists Association recognizes that media professionals, including members working across Indian Country, are working through challenges … More NAJA to host Covering COVID-19 in Indian Country virtual roundtable July 23

Applications for Google News Initiative Fellowship open through Aug. 1

Applications are now open for the Google News Initiative Fellowship program. This year, the program is geared towards college students and recent college graduates who are interested in working at the intersection of news, media, and technology. With protests occurring around the U.S. due to police brutality and racial injustice, a diverse newsroom is even more … More Applications for Google News Initiative Fellowship open through Aug. 1

Google News Initiative to host journalist training Nov. 4

SPJ, NAJA, NAHJ and NABJ to co-host Google tools training at OU Gaylord College in Norman, OK NORMAN, Oklahoma — Journalists can learn to use Google tools that provide valuable ways to access and process information for the betterment of their stories during a training event Nov. 4 at the University of Oklahoma, Gaylord College … More Google News Initiative to host journalist training Nov. 4