Google News Initiative Innovation (GNI) Challenge for Journalism Projects 2021

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Google News Initiative Innovation (GNI) Challenge for Journalism Projects 2021: Entries are requested for the Google News Initiative (GNI) Innovation Challenge for Journalism Projects for Middle East, Turkey & Africa. The challenge focuses on reader engagement and new business models in any form.



The Google News Initiative Innovation Challenge 2021 is open to organizations of every size, including freelancers and sole traders, that aim to produce innovative, original journalism and to enlighten citizens with good and trustworthy journalism contents.

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Google News Initiative Innovation (GNI) Challenge for Journalism Projects 2021.

Programme Sponsor(s): Google News Initiative (GNI)
Programme to be taken: Globally
Programme Worth: $150,000
Subject Eligibility: Journalism
Country Eligibility: Countries in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa

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Google News Initiative Innovation Challenge | ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

To be eligible for the Google News Initiative Innovation Challenge 2021/2022:


  • The Middle east, Turkey and Africa Google News Initiative Innovation Challenge is open to organizations of every size, including freelancers and sole traders that aim to produce innovative journalistic content, whose project focus on encouraging a more sustainable news ecosystem.
  • Projects with clear indicators showing the impact of the project from a user perspective and/or from a business perspective.
  • Successful projects will also need to be delivered within one year.

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How to Apply for GNI Challenge for Journalism Projects 2021

Interested applicants for the Google News Initiative Innovation Challenge 2021 will have to apply in English and also provide descriptions, detailed project plans and budget information on the online application form

Requirements:

In order to assess the projects for the Google News Initiative Innovation Challenge, the Project Team will need information including:

  1. Company/individual information
  2. Location, URL, number of employees, number of journalists
  3. Project description
  4. Project budget and amount of funding requested
  5. Key indicators to measure the impact of the project
  6. If relevant for your project, provide monetization details showing the potential of the project to create economic value added for the business
  7. A slideshow of, ideally, 10 slides or fewer which should address at least the following:
    1. Introduction
    2. Team
    3. Problem
    4. Solution
    5. Product
    6. Target Market
    7. Competition
    8. Business Model or key added value & opportunities
    9. Appendix
    10. Contact
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Application Deadline: April 12, 2021 at 23:59 GMT


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