The DNI Innovation Fund Team
The Digital News Initiative (DNI) is a partnership between Google and news publishers in Europe to support high quality journalism through technology and innovation. Our goal is to encourage a more sustainable news ecosystem while promoting innovation in digital journalism through ongoing collaboration and dialogue between the tech and news sectors.
- Product Development: Google and news publishers are establishing a ‘product working group’ to enable a close, ongoing dialogue exploring product developments to increase revenue, traffic, and audience engagement. Find out more here.
- Supporting Innovation: Google is supporting and stimulating innovation in digital news journalism over the next three years by creating an innovation fund. Find out more here.
- Training & Research: Google is investing in new training and development resources for journalists and newsrooms across Europe, and funding research into the changing media landscape. Find out more here.
Research: We are working closely with the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford University to fund their Digital News Report. The report, now in its fifth year, has expanded to cover 26 countries worldwide. The 2017 report was released in the summer.
Training: The Google News Lab team collaborates with journalists worldwide to help build the future of media. As well as providing training online on Google Tools, the team run in-person training sessions for journalists on Google Tools in newsrooms worldwide. For more information, see Google News Lab.
Google has established a €150m innovation fund to support and stimulate innovation in digital news journalism over the next three years. Applications are welcome on the DNI Innovation Fund page, which also contains further information on the fund’s processes and governance.
As a member of the DNI, it’s up to you to decide which of the three pillars (Product Development, Training & Research, or Innovation) you are interested in exploring. To join, simply submit the form found on our website here.
You are invited to participate with, or without, public acknowledgement. No individual or organisation will be listed on the website without their direct consent.
Yes. We want to support the news ecosystem as a whole.