Google Launches Program to Increase Diversity in Podcasting

By November 29, 2018Articles

Google and PRX media company launch Podcasts Creator Program

Google has made it very clear that they are big supporters of the podcasting industry. As a follow up to the release of the Google Podcasts app, they have launched the new Google Podcasts Creator Program. This partnership with PRX media company aims to remove access barriers to podcasting and to increase the diversity of the podcast industry.

The idea behind this partnership is to empower and train underrepresented people so they too, can be successful in podcasting. Participants accepted to the program will receive free educational tools, funding, mentorship, and training, as well as having their work showcased.

Google Podcasts Product Manager Zack Reneau-Wedeen said in a press release. “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 CEO Kerri Hoffman adds “We hope to elevate more diverse voices and empower others with tools to create and share.”

Podcasting is a constantly booming industry. Its ability to connect people from all walks of life around the world is a beautiful and hopeful projection for the future of communication, education, and inspiration. 

The application period is now closed, and the program launches this coming January.

What are YOU waiting for? Join the podcast movement and share YOUR voice! 

Learn more from the full Tech Crunch article HERE.

Ready to start your own podcast? Contact info@workforcepods.com to start today!

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