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$50 million for Small and Regional Publishers

The federal government is launching a $50 million regional publishers fund in 2018 and we have built a bespoke digital publishing technology and training solution custom designed to deliver this for you.

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Equip your media company for the digital age

Cognitives.io and AAP have partnered to offer Publishers a bespoke digital publishing technology and training solution that aligns with the criteria for the new Innovation fund.

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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    Enterprise

    Best in market publishing platform to run your digital newsroom

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    Apps

    Create native IOS and android apps for your publication

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    Training

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

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    Revenue

    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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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 recent 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.

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  • Do I Qualify?
    Any publisher with at least $300,000 and not more than $30 million in annual revenue can apply for grants from the fund. 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, the development of apps, business activities to drive revenue/readership and training. Funding of staff via salaries is not permitted.
  • What is available?
    Each year $16.7 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
    Through our years of experience working with and delivering for regional and rural publishers we have developed a bespoke solution that directly fulfills the requirements of the fund and crucially is exactly what you need to transform your media company for the digital age.

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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    Apply with us in early 2018
    The application process is being developed by the federal government now. We will be in consultation with ACMA to 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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    Execute
    Once the applications are in, the first round of funding will be allocated from July 2018 - we will be ready to kick off your projects then and ensure they are delivered smoothly and efficently.

Transform your Media Company

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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