Have you heard the news?!
Google is looking for creators and podcasters and creators of color.
According to PRX.org, Google has teamed up with PRX to lead and manage the Google Podcasts creator program. The Google Podcasts creator program, funded by Google, hopes to remove barriers to podcasting, increase the diversity of voices in the industry, and to make sure content is available for all audiences.
The Google Podcasts creator program focuses on three pillars: empowering and training underrepresented voices, educating a global community with free tools, and showcasing the participants’ work as a model for others.
One of the key elements of the program will be a global podcast accelerator headed up by PRX. Our staff and members of an advisory committee will select global teams to receive seed funding, intensive training, and mentorship. The program will be split into two rounds of approximately six projects each. The first round kicks off in January 2019. Applications are live until 11:59pm ET on Sunday, December 2. For more information and to apply, visit https://googlecp.prx.org.
“We are committed to lowering barriers to podcasting through education and information sharing,” said Zack Reneau-Wedeen, Product Manager of Google Podcasts, which launched in June.. “As we work to bring hundreds of millions more listeners into the fold, we want to play a role in ensuring content is available for all types of global audiences. PRX has a proven track record of mentorship and education, and we couldn’t be more excited to work with them as our lead partner.”