Google News Initiative Global News Equity Fund 2022 for News Organizations
Language Requirement Not required
Level Non-Degree /Short program
Eligible Region/CountriesAsia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, Europe, North America, Latin America & Caribbean (Excluding Afghanistan)
The Google News Equity Fund 2022 is now accepting applications. As part of its global commitment to helping news organizations that primarily serve underserved areas, Google has established the “News Equity Fund.” Their goals are to increase diversity in the news industry, strengthen inclusion, and encourage small and medium-sized publishers to produce original content for underserved populations globally.
Organized by: Google News Initiative GNI
Application Deadline: July 21, 2022
Organizations must be registered or incorporated in one of the applicable jurisdictions (see below). Unincorporated organizations must have their headquarters in one of the regions that qualify. Be aware that receiving funds from the News Equity Fund may be subject to special restrictions in some eligible locations. You’ll be responsible for adhering to any such laws, including, for example, securing the necessary licenses from relevant authorities before receiving funding.
- Asia Pacific
Australia, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Cook Islands, Easter Island, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, Indonesia, India, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Macau SAR, Mongolia, Myanmar, Maldives, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam
- The Middle East & Africa:
Angola, Algeria, Bahrain, Botswana, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo (Brazzaville), Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ghana, Iraq, Israel, Ivory Coast, KSA, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lesotho, Lebanon, Libya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Palestine, Oman, Qatar, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Somalia, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Swaziland, Turkey, Uganda, UAE, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Albania, Austria, Andorra, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Finland, Georgia, Greece, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Poland, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Ukraine (excluding the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) & Luhansk People’s Republic (LNR))
- North America:
Canada, United States, United States Overseas Territories
- Latin America:
Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, & Venezuela
Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Aruba, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic, Dominica, Grenada, Haiti, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Navassa Island, Netherlands Antilles, Puerto Rico, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Saint Martin, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks & Caicos Islands, United States Virgin Islands
- The funds will be given out in one installment. The size of the newsroom and the number of qualified applications received will determine the funding levels.
- The applicant group must spend funds on qualifying expenses to support original journalism to disseminate news. For a list of acceptable expenses, please visit the News Equity Fund Terms and Conditions.
- Small and medium-sized news organizations produce original news for underrepresented audiences.
- Independent newsrooms with between one and fifty full-time employees (FTE) are eligible to apply for the News Equity Fund.
- Traditional news organizations, whether for-profit or nonprofit, digital natives, newsletters, podcasts, radio and/or TV broadcasters, and trade press associations with members who cover underrepresented groups are also eligible applicants.
- Those who qualify should frequently publish journalism.
- To be eligible, candidates must focus on core news coverage, not lifestyle or sports.
- Applicants that meet the requirements must have been fully operational for at least a year and have a verified online presence (such as a website that predominantly offers journalistic content).
- As long as you are based in one of the eligible countries, you are welcome to apply on behalf of incorporated or registered associations or organizations, registered academic or nonprofit entities, or groups representing underrepresented journalists.
- Entities owned by the government or those connected to or owned by a political party are ineligible.
- Only English-language online applications will be considered.
The only document needed for your application is the online application form. Google will require information via that form, including but not restricted to:
- Information about the company or organization, such as its founding date and registration number
- Location and number of full-time employees (FTE) journalists
- A brief description of how you propose to use the funding from the News Equity Fund
- Links to recent work
How to apply for Google News Initiative Global News Equity Fund?
Only applications submitted online in English will be considered.
Teams of Google employees with expertise and experience in digital publishing and journalism in the locations mentioned above will initially select the ideas. After that, applicants will receive financing offers through email and be required to sign a financial agreement with Google. To get the funding, selected applicants need to join up with their chosen payment source. Google will also collaborate with reputable third-party groups to further bolster their choices.
To learn more about Google News Initiative Global News Equity Fund, refer to GNI’s website.
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