Creativity

Google News to fund projects in APAC aimed at increasing revenue from readers

Author

By Taruka Srivastav | Reporter

November 22, 2018 | 3 min read

Google News has unveiled an Asia-Pacific Innovation Challenge to fund projects related to promoting quality journalism.

The challenge will invite proposals for projects aimed at increasing revenue from readers, including subscriptions, membership programs, contributions and/or new digital products and services.

The initiative is inviting projects all news organisations in Asia-Pacific. The applications will open on November 28 and the deadline to submit is January 9. An APAC town hall will further take place on December 11 at 3pm Singapore time for any questions related to the initiative.

Google News to fund projects in APAC aimed at increasing revenue from readers

Google News to fund projects in APAC aimed at increasing revenue from readers / Google

Kate Beddoe, head of news and publishing partnerships in a statement said: "A panel of Googlers and other tech industry executives will review the submissions and fund selected projects up to $300,000 and finance up to 70% of the total project cost.

"The funding will be reviewed against several criteria, including a “sharing component” - for example by publishing any findings or holding a seminar - so grantees can pass their knowledge onto others in the industry."

The latest marketing news and insights straight to your inbox.

Get the best of The Drum by choosing from a series of great email briefings, whether that’s daily news, weekly recaps or deep dives into media or creativity.

Sign up

Meanwhile, Google News is facing shutdown in EU ‘link tax’ standoff.

Creativity

More from Creativity

View all

Trending

Industry insights

View all
Add your own content +