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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.

Asia-Pacific Applications
Applications Closed
Middle East, Turkey & Africa Applications
North America Applications
Applications Closed
Latin America Applications
Applications Closed

Selected Projects

Applications open on Monday, February 22 and close on Monday, April 12 (TBC)

Middle East, Turkey & Africa GNI Innovation Challenge
The Middle East, Turkey and Africa GNI Innovation Challenge gives everyone an opportunity to inject new ideas and innovation in the news ecosystem. Following this turbulent period for the news ecosystem with the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, we are turning our attention to new opportunities for news providers who play such an important role in tackling misinformation and building trust with readers. That’s why we are focussing on creative projects that demonstrate opportunities to increase reader engagement and support the development of new business models.

Apply here.