5 Nigerians Among 34 Recipients Of 3rd Google Innovation Challenge

5 Nigerians Among 34 Recipients Of 3rd Google Innovation Challenge – Google on Thursday announced five Nigerians and 29 other recipients of the third Google News Initiative (GNI) Innovation Challenge drawn from Africa, the Middle East, Israel, and Turkey. DAILY TRUST reports.

Ludovic Blecher, Head of Innovation, Google News Initiative, said in a statement that the recipients were selected for their initiatives in promoting diversity, equality and inclusion in the journalism industry. Information Guide NigeriaSee Other Top News:

Blecher said the 34 projects of the recipients from 17 countries were chosen to receive $3.2 million in funding. jamb results

He said the GNI innovation challenge was part of Google’s $300 million commitment to helping journalism thrive in the digital era.

According to him, GNI has seen news innovators step forward with many exciting initiatives, demonstrating new thinking.

“This year, we seek to broaden our criteria to include digital innovation initiatives that promote goals like reader engagement, new reader income, subscriptions, and disinformation among other things.

“Following a thorough assessment, a round of interviews, and a final jury selection, 34 projects from 17 countries were chosen to receive $3.2 million in funding.

“The recipients met all the five criteria requirements including impact on the news ecosystem, equity and inclusion, inspiration, innovation, diversity, and feasibility,” he said.

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Essien, Goodnews is a gruaduate of Communication Arts, University of Uyo, Uyo; Currently working at Infoguide Media as a news writer.

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