Google News Initiative Cloud Program

We help news organizations boost productivity, collaboration and business growth through technology.

Which program is right for you?

Apply for the program that best suits your needs.

Reimagine work with G Suite
For small news organizations, up to 500 employees.
Simple solutions for effective news organization management.
Apply for Google Cloud Platform credits
Coming soon. Stay tuned to find out more at Cloud Next London ’18.

G Suite Program

Enable your teams to collaborate and innovate together in real-time, from anywhere, by taking advantage of our Cloud-based productivity suite. (provided free of charge to qualified news organizations, see application for details).

G Suite Program

Who Can Apply?

The G Suite Program is intended for small news organizations with fewer than 500 employees, that are not government-owned or taxpayer-funded (including educational and non profit organizations). G Suite licenses will be available free of charge to the beneficiaries of this program for a duration of up to two years, or December 31, 2021, whichever comes sooner.


Eligibility Criteria
Applicant must not be:

  • (i) resident of a US embargoed country,
  • (ii) ordinarily resident in a US embargoed country,
  • (iii) otherwise prohibited by applicable export controls and sanctions programs from participating in the program,
  • (iv) employed by a government-owned or taxpayer-funded entity,
  • (v) a nonprofit or educational organization,
  • (vi) a current paying G Suite customer,
  • (vii) part of a news organization of more than 500 employees at the parent company level.

We will strive for a balanced distribution of G Suite licenses to eligible applicants, including geographic balance. Therefore, not all eligible applicants may be selected for the program given the limited supply of licenses. We are partnering with leading news associations globally. Applicant must be a member of one of these organizations or their equivalents so that we can vet their eligibility. (see application for list of associations)

Submit your application

Please use this form to apply for free G Suite licenses for your news organization. Please note that you should be in a qualified position to implement new technology systems at your organization in order to submit this form.

Apply for GNI G Suite Program

Communicate more efficiently.

Stay in touch with unlimited email addresses at your custom Gmail domain.

Collaborate from anywhere.

Create and edit proposals, meeting agendas, and more with Google Docs.

Keep your data safe and secure.

Get storage space across Gmail and Google Drive.

Stay on task and on time.

Google Calendar can help you keep schedules organized and appointments updated.

Keep in touch with ease.

Video conference calls for up to 25 participants.

Get 24/7 support.

Get your questions answered by phone, chat and email.

Tutorials and support

Learn by product at the G Suite learning center

Get the most out of G Suite at your news organization with training guides, tips and other resources.

Tips library

Increase your productivity by product or benefit.

Set up Gmail for your team

Use this guide to get everything up and running smoothly in Gmail.

Contact G Suite support

Our staff is available 24/7 through phone, chat, or email.

Google Cloud Platform credits

Coming soon. We’ll announce details of this program at Google Cloud Next London ’18. Stay tuned to learn how your news organization can build, innovate, and scale with Google Cloud Platform credits.

GNI G Suite for News applications

Step 1: check availability criteria

This program is intended to be for medium-sized -to-large news organizations. Applicant must not be:

  • (i) resident of a US embargoed country,
  • (ii) ordinarily resident in a US embargoed country,
  • (iii) otherwise prohibited by applicable export controls and sanctions programs from participating in the program,
  • (iv) employed by a government-owned or taxpayer-funded entity,
  • (v) a current paying G Suite customer.

We will strive for a balanced distribution of G Suite seats to eligible applicants, including geographic balance. Therefore, not all eligible applicants may be selected for the program given the limited supply of seats.

Step 2: Submit your application

Please use this form to apply for free G Suite seats for your news organization. Please note that you should be in a qualified position to implement new technology systems at your organization in order to submit this form.

Apply for GNI G Suite for News

Contents

Start secure, go anywhere.

Whatever you build, create, code, or store, we’ll protect it. You can rely on our multilayered secure infrastructure, expert engineers, and commitment to transparency. Learn more

Your engineers meet our engineers.

We can help you decide which solutions you need, define a migration strategy, and connect you with the right partners. Learn more

Scale with open, flexible technology.

Hybrid cloud. Multi-cloud. On premises. However you’re working today, or want to work tomorrow, we can meet you where you are and help you grow. Learn more

Solve problems with accessible AI and data analytics.

Solve problems with accessible AI and data analytics.We can help you uncover more value from your data by making it more accessible and useful. Learn more

Go serverless for improved developer productivity.

Developing on a fully managed platform frees up your developers to focus on delivering great applications. You can grow from prototype to planet-scale without having to think about capacity, reliability, or performance. Learn more

Transform your business with a full suite of cloud-based services.

Google Cloud has tools to modernize not just your IT stack, but your business. You can use our full range of products to create a collaborative, data-driven culture and better customer experiences. Learn more

Rely on Google’s worldwide network.

Count on low latency and high responsiveness from the world’s largest global private cloud network.. Learn more

Tutorials and support

Google Cloud platform overview

High-Level, Technical Look at how GCP works.

How to use the Google cloud platform

Dive right in on GCP by following step-by-step tutorials and learning about specific architectures.

Explore Google Cloud products

Understand the products we offer across Cloud Computing, Analytics and Machine Learning, Identity and Security and more.

Get support

You are not alone! GitHub repos, social media outposts, and even support centers where you can connect with others as you build your solution on Google Cloud Platform.