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Google selects 10 Indian News Companies For Google News Initiative Funding



Google selects 10 Indian News Companies For Google News Initiative Funding: Details, Aim, Highlights

Google has selected 87 news companies from 23 countries for funding under its Global News Initiative (GNI).

Among these 87  news companies, 10 are from India. The funding aims at helping the organizations in building video capabilities and experiment with new formats for video journalism.

The news companies selected from India are Factly, Asianet News Media and Entertainment, NDTV, India Today, Bharatiya Digital Party, Nyooz and Video Volunteers.

Google will aid these organisations in expanding newsroom video operations and trying out new ways of reporting news through video from reaching younger audiences online to exploring live and fact-checking formats.

About the Google News Initiative (GNI)

Through the Google News Initiative, Google is partnering with the news industry to address key challenges and to ensure journalism thrives in the digital age. Through this initiative, Google is collaborating with the news industry across products, partnerships, and programs to help build a stronger future for news. The objectives of the Google News Initiative are:

The Google News Initiative will aid the news industry in addressing the shifts in how journalism is created, consumed, and paid for.


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