Innovation Challenge: new regions open for applications

GNI Innovation Challenges

The Google News Initiative (GNI) is our global effort to work with the news industry to help journalism thrive in the digital age. Through rounds of regional funding, the GNI Innovation Challenges will 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.

New regions open for applications

Apply for the program that best suits your needs.

Middle East, Africa, and Turkey Applications
North America Applications
Applications Closed
Latin America Applications
Applications Closed
Asia Pacific Applications
Coming Soon

Middle East, Africa & Turkey GNI Innovation Challenge

The first Middle East, Africa and Turkey GNI Innovation Challenge will give everyone an opportunity to inject new ideas and innovation in the news ecosystem. We will focus on creative projects that demonstrate opportunities to increase reader engagement and support the development of new business models.

How to apply

Latin America Innovation Challenge

The first Latin America GNI Innovation Challenge gave everyone an opportunity to inject new ideas and innovation in the news ecosystem. We focused on projects that were about business models and new news products.

Applications Closed

Selected Projects

Asia-Pacific
The first Asia-Pacific GNI Innovation Challenge focused on projects that increase revenue from readers. We looked for ideas that tackle the challenge of creating new forms of revenue through diversifying revenue streams.

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