As part of YouTube’s commitment to a thriving news ecosystem, we recently opened applications for a new year-long creator program for independent journalists. The creator program aims to help independent journalists experiment with digital video and build a presence and audience on YouTube by providing grants, trainings, and dedicated support from a YouTube specialist. Please see more on our website: g.co/JournalistCreators.
Overview: The creator program for independent journalists is an innovation fund that is part of YouTube’s commitment to supporting a thriving digital news ecosystem. This year-long program provides comprehensive support to independent journalists looking to build a presence and audience on YouTube:
Grant: Selected participants will receive a grant of $20,000 to $50,000 USD, depending on their country of residence.
Best practices training: Selected participants will receive training covering a range of topics, including YouTube best practices, video production, and entrepreneurship. The plan for the program is to develop and deliver the curriculum in partnership with Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications.
YouTube specialist support: Selected participants will receive one-on-one coaching and support from a YouTube specialist.
The goal is that journalists complete the program with a strong, practical understanding of video production, content strategy, and building an online audience. See more at g.co/JournalistCreators.
Program website: g.co/JournalistCreators