GOOGLE NEWS INITIATIVE NEWSROOM LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

Description

The program aims to enhance the leadership skills and nimble decision-making capacity of emerging newsroom leaders in the Asia-Pacific region, with particular focus on applied technology, audience-centric behaviors, design thinking, data applications, understanding business models and editorial innovation. Fellows will gain skills and knowledge to make better strategic decisions for their newsrooms and audiences.

The program emphasizes:

  • Building a practical understanding of how news companies around the world;
  • Developing a framework for evaluating the costs and benefits of introducing technology-driven changes into workflows and resourcing, and how to create and manage a plan for change management within the organization;
  • Leveraging data and the latest technology to create compelling content and understand audiences, while thinking about publishing “products” when putting together journalism packages;
  • Learning how to facilitate design-thinking in newsrooms using Google’s design sprint methodology, which is used to solve problems and develop products, as the initial step for developing their project.

Eligibility

Emerging newsroom leaders in the Asia-Pacific region, with particular focus on applied technology, audience-centric behaviors, design thinking, data applications, understanding business models and editorial innovation.

Benefits

The program is free of charge for successful applicants. Travel, lodging, meals and visa fees will also be paid for by the Google News Initiative.

Open to: newsroom leaders in the Asia-Pacific region

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *