News organizations of any size whose projects focus on encouraging a more sustainable news ecosystem can apply for funding.
The Google News Initiative organizes the first GNI Innovation Challenge in Latin America, which will focus on projects that help build a more sustainable ecosystem for digital news in Latin America through the development of new business models and news products.
Google will fund selected projects up to US$250,000 and will finance up to 70% of the total project cost.
All innovative ideas are welcome, and projects can be experimental but must have well-defined goals and measurable impact. Special consideration will be given to collaborative projects involving multiple news organizations.
Successful projects will also need to be delivered within one year.
The deadline is July 22.