Our Programs

We build programs to meet the needs of journalists and news organizations so they can succeed on the web.


We work with journalists, news organizations and entrepreneurs to drive innovation in the news industry.

Google News Initiative Innovation Challenge

The GNI Innovation Challenge supports innovation in journalism across the globe. Applications are currently open for projects in Asia-Pacific.

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Google News Lab

The Google News Lab is a program that works with newsrooms and entrepreneurs across the world to spur innovation in journalism.

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News on YouTube

We’re supporting the future of the news industry in online video through a variety of programs.

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Google News Initiative Cloud Program

Tools to boost productivity and improve collaboration, free of charge to news organizations.

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Digital News Innovation Fund

The Digital News Innovation Fund supports innovation in journalism for European news organizations. Click here to learn more about the fund or apply for the next round.

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We provide trainings in Google's tools for journalism.

Online Training Center

Explore over 40 lessons on Google products and tools, designed specifically for journalists.

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Google News Initiative University Network

The Google News Initiative University Network works with journalism schools around the world to develop best practices and Google’s trainings for journalists.

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Google News Initiative Fellowship

The Google News Initiative Fellowship offers fellowships across the globe to develop the next generation of digital reporters looking to inform, engage, and inspire.

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Society of Professional Journalists

We have worked with SPJ to develop a “Train the trainer” program which provides scaled trainings in Google tools to newsrooms, universities, and journalists across the United States.

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News Consumer Insights tool

The News Consumer Insights tool is a new dashboard built on top of Google Analytics, which will help news organizations of all sizes understand and segment their audiences with a subscriptions strategy in mind

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We conduct research on topics critical to the future of journalism.

VR in Journalism

We conducted an ethnographic study on how audiences experience VR and what that means for journalism

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Data Journalism in 2017

We conducted a study on the current state of data journalism and the challenges the field faces today.

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Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

Since 2013, Google has partnered with the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford University to co-sponsor the Digital News Report, an annual report which surfaces new insights on digital news consumption in 26 countries including the US and UK.

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ICFJ Global Survey of Newsroom Technology

The Google News Lab contributed to the expansion of the ICFJ Global Newsroom survey, which sheds light on how news media professionals use digital tools and technology for reporting and storytelling.

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American Society of News Editors

The Google News Lab partnered with the ASNE, an organization focused on leadership development and journalism-related issues, to support their survey around diversity in American newsrooms.

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The Data Journalism Handbook 2

We worked with the EJC to produce the new edition of the handbook which explores new and innovative ways in which data can be used in journalism.

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