The Digital News Initiative.

Supporting innovation in journalism.

The Digital News Initiative (DNI) is a collaboration between Google and news publishers in Europe to support high quality journalism and encourage a more sustainable news ecosystem through technology and innovation.

DNI Innovation Fund: successful applicants for round two announced!

The second round of DNI Innovation Fund projects announced!

On November 17th 2016, we announced that 124 projects have been offered funding from the second round of the Digital News Initiative Innovation Fund. Over €24m has been offered by Google to projects, large and small, from 25 countries across Europe - each designed to advance innovation in the news industry. Please click here for more information.

Accelerated Mobile Pages Project: now live!

Accelerated Mobile Pages, the open source project that’s loading mobile news content at high speeds, now appears in Google Search.

AMP aims to dramatically improve the performance of the mobile web and loads mobile news content 4x faster than traditional HTML.

It appears in a dedicated carousel to help users find super fast content even faster.

The project was born out of discussions with DNI partners in Europe, and publishers and technology companies around the world. For full details, see the Google Europe Blog and the AMP website.

Highlights from Round 1 of the DNI Project Fund

We would like to introduce a selection of projects that the DNI supported in the first round of funding. We have created a short film to provide a snapshot into the progress of these ideas coming to life.

Project Shield: protecting news sites from DDos attacks

Project Shield is a free service that uses Google technology to protect news sites from DDos attacks, particularly in parts of the world where accurate information from independent journalists is more important than ever.

This project, which has been in beta, has now become an available tool for independent news organizations even more widely at