In September, we convened nearly 2,000 journalists and policymakers at our fifth annual Trusted Media Summit to share best practices around fact-checking, verification and media literacy, as well as the latest research on misinformation in the Asia Pacific region.
We want to empower journalists to reach their full potential, and are working to equip them with the training and technology needed to do so.
For example, more than 350 news publications in Asia Pacific have joined Google News Showcase since its launch in 2020. In August, we launched Google News Showcase with seven news publishers representing more than 20 publications in New Zealand.
We also gave our support to projects working to create a more sustainable and diverse news ecosystem. Last week, we announced that 19 recipients from across 10 countries in Asia Pacific will be receiving funding for their ideas showcasing creative solutions to address common publisher challenges— such as rethinking advertising revenue models, engaging with more diverse audiences and ensuring representation across underrepresented communities.
Recently, we shared the recipients of the Global News Equity Fund, our global effort to identify, support, and connect with news organizations primarily serving underrepresented communities to create a more inclusive news industry— including for many in Asia Pacific.
Locally, we’ve partnered with Media Diversity Australia to release a report analyzing the state of diversity in the local broadcast news industry.