The Knight Foundation is hosting a how-to-apply-for-Google-money webinar

Attention LION Publishers! 

The below announcement comes from our friends at the Knight Foundation, with details on a webinar they’re hosting on Thursday. Time is ticking to apply for the Google News Initiative’s North America Challenge; more details on the webinar, and the Challenge, below…

— Chris Krewson, executive director
LION Publishers

Greetings from Knight Foundation! We are writing to make sure that you are aware of a funding opportunity through the Google News Initiative Innovation Challenge in North America. The application deadline is right around the corner: the challenge closes on July 15, 2019.

This is an opportunity to receive up to $300,000 in support for a project that helps build a more sustainable ecosystem for local news by generating revenue and/or increasing audience engagement for local news.

You can find all the details about the challenge here.

Still want to know more? On Thursday, July 11, at 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET, we will host a webinar with folks from Google for you to ask questions and learn more about the Innovation Challenge.

The directions to join Thursday’s webinar are below. You’ll find out how to apply, when you’ll be notified, who the judges are, the types of projects that will be considered, and have your questions answered.

To join the webinar on Thursday at 11:30 a.m. ET, do one of the following:

  • To join the webinar from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android, click this link :
  • To call-in to the webinar via telephone, dial +1(773)2319226 and use meeting ID 149 078 0625. International dial-in numbers are available here:

Mark your calendar for the webinar (July 11, 11:30 am ET) and the application deadline (July 15, 23:59 PT). We hope you’ll consider applying.


Jennifer Preston
Knight Foundation

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