Innovation Challenge: new regions open for applications

GNI YouTube innovation funding

In July 2018, we announced the steps we’re taking as part of the Google News Initiative to support the future of news in online video and our efforts to improve the news experience on YouTube. This included a $25M investment across the following three areas:

  • News working group to collaborate with partners to help us develop new product features and improve the news experience on YouTube
  • Innovation funding to provide capacity-building grants to news publishers
  • Expanded support team for news partners around the world

We are pleased to share the 87 recipients of GNI YouTube innovation funding from 23 countries across the world. These grants will enable our partners to build key capabilities, train staff on video best practices, enhance production facilities and develop formats optimized for online video. You can read about some of the projects being funded on our blog.

Argentina

Filo.News
Grupo América
LA NACIÓN
Telefe Noticias
TKM

Australia

Junkee Media
Nine (Nine News Australia)

Brazil

Band
Jovem Pan Group
MyNews
Nexo Jornal

Canada

Global News
Postmedia
TVO

France

HugoDécrypte
Le Monde
Société Brut SA

Germany

DER SPIEGEL
Stern.de

India

Asianet News Media & Entertainment Pvt Ltd
Bharatiya Digital Party (BhaDiPa)
FACTLY
Gaon Connection
India Today Group
Live Data Visualisation Pvt Ltd
NDTV
NYOOOZ
ShepHertz
Video Volunteers

Indonesia

iNews
Kompas TV
kumparan.com
Narasi.TV
tvOne

Italy

Ciaopeople Media Group
GEDI Digital

Japan

Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc
TV Asahi Corporation

Mexico

Grupo Imagen
Grupo Milenio
Grupo Reforma

Netherlands

NOS
Telegraaf Media Groep N.V.

Nigeria

Channels Television
The Guardian Nigeria
Legit.NG

Norway

Dagbladet TV

Philippines

ABS-CBN News
GMA News and Public Affairs

South Africa

Eye Witness News, South Africa
Tiso Black Star

South Korea

Hankyoreh Media
JTBC

Spain

Europa Press
lasexta.com

Taiwan

EBC
The News Lens

Thailand

Sure And Share Center, TNA MCOT
Thairath

United Kingdom

The Economist
Financial Times
The Guardian

United States

Advance Local
The Atlantic
Bloomberg
BuzzFeed News
CBS News
Complex Networks
FiveThirtyEight
Fox News
Graham Media Group
The Hill
NBC News
The New York Times
Noticias Telemundo
PBS NewsHour/WETA
Philip DeFranco's Rogue Rocket
ProPublica
Quartz
Refinery29
Tribune Broadcasting
Vox
The Washington Post
WCNT-tv
The Young Turks

Vietnam

HTV Technology & Media Services (TMS)
VTC Television