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.

Winners Announced

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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Upcoming Innovation Challenges

We are constantly looking to support innovators as they pioneer sustainable business models in the digital era of journalism. This year will bring regional challenges to five regions including:

  • North America: May 2019
  • Latin America: June 2019
  • Europe: June 2019
  • Middle East & Africa: June 2019
  • Asia Pacific: September 2019