18 November 2016, USA :
Google announced the second round of funding of the Digital News Initiative Innovation Fund, Google’s €150million commitment to spark new thinking and give European news organizations of all sizes the space to try some new things, experiment and innovate in the digital space.
DNI stated, “In this second round of funding, in addition to the main criteria of impact, innovation and project feasibility that were set out as parameters from the outset of the Fund, we looked for projects focused on collaboration. The projects that stood out prioritize collaborative approaches between publishers, academics, designers and entrepreneurs, both within a single country and across Europe.”
While the list is long, these are the few projects- Spiegel Online – Germany – in collaboration with Institut für Spielanalyse & TU München, Corriere della Sera: The Vocal Bot – Italy, Le Temps SA – Switzerland etc.
The Digital News Initiative now counts 180+ members from across the European news industry and is focused on three pillars of advancement: product development, research and training, and the funding of new journalistic approaches via the Fund.