Google launches 2nd Google News Initiative in Africa, the Middle East, Turkey

Google News Initiative

Google today announced the second Google News Initiative Innovation Challenge in Africa, the Middle East and Turkey with an open call for projects that increase reader engagement and explore new business models for media.  The first GNI Innovation Challenge saw 21 projects in 13 countries receive funding last year. Awardees were from Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Turkey, and the UAE. In South Africa, Daily Maverick developed a “relevancy engine” for small and medium publishers to help them aggregate better reader insights…

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