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For the first time, Google is looking for young journalists and developers in order to give them a scholarship from 16 German-speaking media companies. The background is in One hour What with the media. Every Thursday from 8 p.m.

For the first time in Germany, Google announced a grant to enable young journalists and developers to experiment with digital storytelling and develop new media formats. Interested parties can apply online until August 22nd. The 16 host editorships include Spiegel Online, Zeit Online and the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

Isa Sonnenfeld explains what's behind the project. She heads the German-language Google News Lab, which aims to provide journalists with assistance and tools for digital journalism. Is this more than just PR for Google? Isa Sonnenfeld will present the lab and the work and will bring practical tips for media makers.

150 million euros for media projects

The relationship between Google and the German press has been tense in recent years. The ancillary copyright law initiated by the press contributed to this. Recently, however, the Internet group has attracted attention with numerous initiatives to support journalism in Germany. The second round of the Digital News Initiative is currently underway.

Google supports innovative media projects in Europe with 150 million euros. In this issue, Daniel Fiene and Mr. Pähler take a closer look behind the scenes of the News Lab and see whether Google really wants to make journalism better.

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