Google News Initiative hosts Innovation Challenge [Africa, MENA]

Posted on Mar 12, 2021 in Digital Journalism

Established publishers, online-only players, news startups, publisher consortia and local industry associations can apply for this grant.

The Google News Initiative is organizing its second Innovation Challenge in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa. This edition is focusing on projects aimed at increasing reader engagement and exploring new business models.

Selected projects can receive up to US$150,000, and Google may fund up to 70% of the total project cost.

The Challenge jury can increase the budget given to a collaborative project if it has large-scale potential.

The deadline is April 22.