When it comes to the news industry, 2020 has challenged us to reach our readers faster, richer, more geo focussed and with greater relevance than ever before.
If like us you often think of terms like “drastic overhauls”, “creativity in journalism” and “ground-breaking innovations”, we have exciting news for you. Readwhere is eager to learn about your ideas and assist you to fructify your concepts with technical and financial support.
With Readwhere Innovation Challenge, we are providing you with a platform to create product innovations that generate diversification and growth for your brand, for both readership and revenues. Through this collaboration, we would like to encourage ideas that create a rich ecosystem for high-quality journalism.
Sounds interesting? Take a look at the essential details of this program and let your imagination take over.
What’s exciting about “Readwhere Collaborate and Innovate Challenge”?
If you believe you have the next big idea for the news industry, this opportunity has been specially curated for individuals like you, to not only bring your concept to life but also provide non-linear growth for the entire digital news industry.
Your ideas could be around new layouts for showcasing news, new formats like vertical videos & stories, more local coverage, etc.
The central theme of your idea should be around increasing news consumption, innovatively.
What do the winners get?
The jury will pick out projects that focus on the creation of sustainable models that drive revenue, engagement and help journalism flourish more. These winners will be rewarded with:
A technical and financial grant of up to ₹ 10 lakhs, to work through the concept.
Technical support by Team Readwhere including a full package of development services including PWA, AMP, AI & ML tools etc.
Who can participate?
A company, freelancer/ sole proprietor, partnership/ consortium, an association or a non- profit organization can be a part of this program.
What is the selection procedure for participation?
The selection will take place in two stages. For the first phase, participants are required to register themselves and submit a concept note explaining their innovative ideas.
The jury including Readwhere senior management, editorial heads along with well-known technology and marketing personalities will pick out the best concepts which will further go to phase two.
All the participants who make it through stage one will be required to submit the following:
- Product mock-up
- A short video explaining the innovative idea
- Results expected
- Funds allocation break-up
- Tech assistance required
How to participate?
Publishers willing to participate in this program can directly register themselves. Please note that 30th September 2020 is the last date for the participants to submit their forms.
We are looking forward to having you as a part of this program and we hope to share the knowledge generated from these projects with a wider audience and keep on empowering news innovators.