Google gave $5 million in grants to non-profit organizations that’re working to develop new approaches to journalism in the digital age. “Our aim is to benefit news publishers of all sizes. We’ve granted $2 million to John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, which has a proven track record of supporting programs that drive innovation in journalism. It’ll use $1 million to support U.S. grant-making in this crucial area.
The other $1 million will augment Knight News Challenge, which’s accepting funding proposals from anyone, anywhere in the world, until Dec’1st. Now in its fifth year, News Challenge has supported projects like DocumentCloud, which aims to bring more investigative-reporting source material online so anyone can find and read it.
We’re eager to do even more internationally, so we’ll be investing remaining $3 million in journalism projects in other countries through a similar partnership,” stated Google.