IMPRESS-regulated news titles receive Google emergency relief funds
Google News Initiatve have announced the recipients of their global Journalism Emergency Relief Fund. The aim of the fund is 'to support small and medium-sized news organizations producing original news for local communities.'
Among the 106 UK-based news organisations supported by this fund, 18 are IMPRESS-regulated publications. IMPRESS celebrates ethical news organisations working to high standards receiving support in these challenging times.
IMPRESS members supported by the Google News Initiative Emergency Relief Fund are:
- Bedford Independent
- East Devon News
- Cornwall Reports
- Hastings Online Times
- Llanelli Online
- Shetland News
- The Ferret
- The Guildford Dragon News
- The Irish News
- The Lincolnite
- The Week In
- Tottenham Community Press
- Waltham Forest Echo
Regulation and funding
Other COVID-19 emergency funds for which IMPRESS-regulated publications have qualified and received funding are:
- The European Journalism Centre (EJC) and Facebook Journalism Project COVID-19 Support Fund.
- The Public Interest News Foundation (PINF) COVID-19 Emergency Fund.