What is the DNI Fund?
The Digital News Initiative (DNI) Innovation Fund’s goal is to support and stimulate innovation in digital news journalism over the next three years. Over this period, Google will make available up to EUR 150m for projects that demonstrate new thinking in the practice of digital journalism.
Last summer, 250 data journalism students from across the UK applied for the first Google News Lab Fellowship. Eight students — from City, University of London, Cardiff University, University of Leeds and the University of Edinburgh — were successful and gained a two-month placement with one of seven different news organisations. The Fellows were offered a unique chance to learn amongst journalists and contribute to a functioning newsroom.
Featured DNI Projects
NZZ Companion App
NZZ Companion App is an engaging and entertaining ‘digital companion’ with the aim to empower the consumer; providing them with personalized news and services based on usage situation, location, and interest.
Euronews Telling Stories in 360°
Creating the first fully-integrated 360° workflow in an international media group, euronews will deliver regular VR news content to the global audience for its language services. This immersive journalism offer will include, among other things, hard news reports and the 360° adaptation of euronews’ iconic No Comment programs.
Tagesspiegel Causa is a website that maps debates. Using innovative software, Tagesspiegel Causa engages its op-ed writers in systematizing the arguments that constitute the debate in which they’re participating.