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$50 million for Small and Regional Publishers

"Round 1b" of the federal government's Regional Publishers Fund is now open for applications. If you missed out on the first round, here is your chance to get funding for our proven digital publishing technology and training solution.

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Equip your media company for the digital age

With over $2 million in grants awarded to our publishing partners in the first round of the Innovation Fund, our offer presents a proven opportunity to secure a share of vital government funding.

Our technology can revamp your website into a modern, audience engaging media site, while our expert team can train, implement and maintain your technology needs in the future.

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    Best-in-market publishing platform to run your digital newsroom

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    Professionally designed, fully responsive newsroom website template

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    Learn how to build a digital audience. We coach your team on digital media and social media best practice

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    Integrate into modern digital advertising platforms, and deploy a built-in paywall to generate revenue for your newspaper

An expert partner you can trust

We are a consortium of publishing technology companies and media providers. Our clients are rural and regional publishers, universities, and large publishers. We build and maintain media websites and apps for some of the country's biggest media brands, along with well known rural media companies throughout Australia.

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  • Cognitives

Some of our happy publishing clients

We build publishing sites with groundbreaking technology
Our unique blend of expertise in media, publishing and technology, combined with years of experience delivering high quality media websites, apps and software solutions to regional publishers makes us your best choice in technology partner.
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    Social funnel
    Shape the community conversation - aggregate and moderate the most important local conversations on social media, and publish them under your trusted brand
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    Content creator
    Simple, turnkey tools built for multi-channel publishing - from multi-site publishing, social channels to AMP and Google News.
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    Live editor
    Video, slideshows or articles - Put your best stories where they need to be. Our drag and drop content makes site editing a cinch.
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    Measured approach
    Live native stats tell the story of what content is working and whats not ... and when to amplify your efforts.

What is the Regional and Small Publishers Innovation Fund?

The 2017 media law reforms passed with an inclusion of a $50 million grant for regional and small publishers to help them adapt to the changing media landscape and better serve their communities. Over $25 million is potentially available in Round 2, which is expected to open for applications before mid-2019.

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  • Do I Qualify?
    This opportunity is open to regional publishers only. There are other qualifying points - that can be read through here - ACMA Website
  • How will it work?
    Publishers can apply for grants to fund projects that include purchasing/upgrading equipment or software and business activities to drive revenue/readership and training. Ask us about our successful projects which were awarded funding in Round 1.
  • What is available?
    There is $12.4 million in grants is available to small and regional publishers to invest in programs that help them deliver quality independent journalism to their communities.
  • Our solution
    Our bespoke solution directly fulfils the requirements of the fund and crucially is exactly what you need to transform your media company for the digital age. Six of the 26 successful grantees in Round 1 featured Cognitives and AAP project proposals.

How do I apply?

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    Get In Touch
    Contact our friendly team to understand what is available to you and how we can help. We are a team of journalists, designers, developers and media experts.
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    Applications are now open!
    We worked with a diverse range of publishers in 2018 to help them apply for funding in accordance with the ACMA guidelines. We fully understand the process and will be able to guide you through applying, ensuring you get the best outcome.
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    Receive your tailored pack
    After understanding your business we will tailor one of our packs to your media company - taking into account the number of mastheads and publications you have and your training needs.
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    This round of grant opportunities opened on April 5 and closes on June 14. If you missed out on the first round, here is your chance to get funding for our proven digital publishing technology and training solution.

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Take the first step towards a digital transformation of your media company with our bespoke software, training, web development and content offering.

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