New Delhi, July 6 (SocialNews.XYZ) Google has announced the third Google News Initiative (GNI) Innovation Challenge in Asia Pacific, as part of its continued commitment to supporting the news industry worldwide, including in India.
Previous editions of the Innovation Challenge have helped more than 30 publishers across Asia-Pacific 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 innovation in the news industry,” said Nic Hopkins, Head of Ecosystem and News Programs for Google 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 GNI Innovation Challenges have funded more than 200 projects in 47 countries around the world.