Latoya Drake

Attention entrepreneurs! In this episode, BGN welcomes Latoya Drake, the founder member of the Google News Initiative (GNI).


LaToya is a founding member of the 
Google News Initiative (GNI), and prior to that was part of the team that launched the News Lab at Google. As the Global Outreach Lead for the GNI, she oversees events and brand experiences, and manages programs and partnerships that help to build the future of media. Inside Google she is a mobilizer for Google’s inclusive storytelling efforts in the news industry, which includes creating programs across the news industry to elevate unheard stories and voices.

LaToya is also a spokesperson for Google, and provides television and radio commentary on news, social media and pop culture trends. She appears on television and radio programs including The TODAY Show, CBS Early Show, CNBC, CNN  FOX News, ABC News and NPR.  

Google wants to help diversify media so more voices are heard and are launching an application to help fund publishers to get their digital news organizations started. The $6M innovation challenge wants to hear your ideas! Listen to this episode to get direct insight from the founder of GNI, and then go to this link to apply!

https://newsinitiative.withgoogle.com/innovation-challenges/na-apply

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