WHEN: Monday 25th to Friday 29th October
WHERE: Online
TIMINGS: Daily, 09:30-10:30 WAT / 10:30-11:30 SAST / 11:30-12:30 EAT

We’d be delighted if you could join the Google News Initiative (GNI) for our first GNI for Africa event taking place virtually from Monday 25th to Friday 29th of October.

The event is an opportunity to find out more about Google’s training programmes for journalists and news business professionals. A full week of training means there’s something for everyone and we would be delighted if you could join us.

Monday: Next Generation Panel Discussion
‘Supporting the next generation of African journalists’ Plus an overview of the Google News Initiative and the week’s workshops

Tuesday: Increasing Reader Revenue with the GNI Digital Growth Programme 
The GNI Digital Growth Program has been designed with industry experts and news publishers across Africa to help small and medium sized news organizations grow their digital businesses through a range of free playbooks, interactive exercises, digital workshops and labs.

Wednesday: News Consumer Insights training to optimise your digital engagement
Identify reader funnel optimization opportunities to increase profitability and build deeper relationships with your readers. News Consumer Insights provides key insights and actionable recommendations based on your Google Analytics data to help grow Reader Engagement and Reader Revenue.

Thursday: How can Google News Lab help you?
The News Lab is a team within the Google News Initiative whose mission is to collaborate with journalists and entrepreneurs to drive innovation in news. Offering partnerships and training in over 50 countries, the News Lab brings the best of Google technology to tackle important challenges in journalism today

Friday: An Innovation Panel Discussion
A live panel on how innovation can help deepen engagement with news in Africa  

At the end of each 45 minute session, we invite you to ask questions relating to the topics covered. 

We hope you can join us!

Google News Initiative