News Brief: April updates from the Google News Initiative

Moreover, we labored with the designers at Polygraph to assist create a visible database of COVID-19 fact-checking efforts led by the IFCN. This world collaborative challenge introduced fact-checkers collectively to collectively fight misinformation in regards to the pandemic, gathering a dataset of greater than 4000 truth checks (and counting).Supporting a extra numerous world media industryThe Racial Fairness in Journalism fund, created in partnership with Borealis Philanthropy, has awarded $2.three million in grants to 16 information organizations serving communities of shade throughout the U.S. The Fund’s inaugural grantee cohort all serve audiences who’ve been traditionally underserved by mainstream media. In partnership with the GNI, Chicas Poderosas launched the Ambassador Management Coaching, a world program to strengthen and promote a extra numerous media trade. The coaching will concentrate on instruments and management abilities to construct, assist, and sustainably run organizations and foster girls’s management within the media. This system will contain girls from 17 nations all through Latin America, Spain, Portugal, and the united statesUsing StoryShare to collaborate on native COVID-19 reportingAP StoryShare, a challenge supported by the Google Information Initiative, permits newsrooms to share content material and protection plans. Editors in Colorado and Oregon are utilizing StoryShare to collaborate on coronavirus reporting, assuring higher breadth of protection and fewer duplication of effort at a time of dwindling assets. About 75 information organizations are taking part in preliminary pilots all through Colorado, Oregon, and New York.On-line trainings to assist journalists discover, confirm and inform information tales

The worldwide group of GNI Educating Fellows led on-line coaching programs utilizing instruments like Google Earth