Application Invited for Google News Initiative Newsroom Leadership Program

Closing Date-26th June 2019
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. Each Fellow will also work on a specific project during the year that is relevant to their newsroom within the main fellowship topics: technology, monetization, and data.
The program emphasizes:
  • Building a practical understanding of how news companies around the world —large and small, legacy and start-up—actually operate as businesses, and how technology has revolutionized what it means to be a news publisher.
  • 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.
Specific topics may include:
  • Today’s Media Business
                 **Understanding both traditional and new revenue models
  • Leadership in Unstable Times
                 **Techniques for handling disruption and transition
                 **Managing a team with diverse skills
  • The Role of Data in the Newsroom and the Board Room
  • Design-Thinking and Building News Products
  • Power Skills: How to Develop Soft Skills for Effective Leadership
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