Google has announced the third edition of the Asia-Pacific Google News Initiative (GNI) Innovation Challenge, as part of its continued commitment to supporting the news industry worldwide, including in India.
Previous rounds of the Innovation Challenge have helped more than 30 publishers across the Asia-Pacific region develop sustainable business models by diversifying revenue streams and increasing audience engagement, the company said in a statement.
“Applications are open to news organizations of all sizes for projects focused on news industry innovation,” said Nic Hopkins, head of news ecosystem and programs for Google ( in English only Asia-Pacific.
The Asia Pacific GNI Innovation Challenge is open to news organizations of all sizes that aim to produce original journalism and whose projects focus on innovation to create a more sustainable and diverse news sector.
The company said projects will be evaluated based on several criteria, including impact on the information community, innovation, feasibility and willingness to share knowledge.
“Applications are open until August 23 and can be submitted through our website in English, Bengali, Chinese (Traditional), Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean or Thai,” Hopkins said.
Since 2018, the RNB Innovation Challenges have funded over 200 projects in 47 countries around the world.
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