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Google launches the Emergency Aid Fund for Journalism

The Google News Initiative strategy will be open to support small newsrooms of between 2 and 100 journalists.

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The Google News Initiative launched this Thursday, April 16, the Emergency Aid Fund for Journalism , an initiative to support small newsrooms of between 2 and 100 journalists who are helping to communicate true information about the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic and that have at least 12 less of existence.

Google launches the Emergency Aid Fund for Journalism
Google launches the Emergency Aid Fund for Journalism

This fund will also be open to organizations of 100 full-time journalists, but their cases will be considered subject to Google's discretion, based on the different needs of each country.

“This is not a credit, we are not asking for any kind of counterpart,” said Camilo Gómez, Google's online partnerships Group.

Funding will be in US dollars ranging from thousands for small hyperlocal newsroom teams to tens of thousands for larger newsroom teams, with variations by region.

Through these supports, Google seeks to support thousands of newsrooms around the world during the pandemic.

It can be applied until April 29, 2020 at 11:59 pm PT at this link . The application will ask for basic information about the publication or organization and the intended use for the funds. At the moment the form is only in English, but Google will attach a PDF with the same translated and Translate can be used to fill in the answers.

“This fund has a limit and when the resources run out we end it. So they are asked to apply as soon as possible, “said Camilo Gómez.

If you want to apply, go to the website of the Emergency Aid Fund for Journalism to find out the eligibility criteria and the terms and conditions of the program.

“This is an initiative to deal with a coronavirus emergency focused on local media that are offering news,” said Camilo Gómez.

With information from Xóchitl Austria.

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