The Digital News Initiative (DNI) is a partnership between Google and news publishers in Europe to support high quality journalism through technology, to encourage a more sustainable news ecosystem, to promote innovation in digital journalism. The session will go through the three key pillars that compose the DNI: product development, where a ‘product working group’ will explore product development to increase revenue, traffic and audience engagement; training and research, where Google is investing in new training and developing resources for journalists and newsrooms across Europe with the involvement of the Google News Lab; supporting innovation, where an Innovation Fund has been established to support and stimulate innovation in digital news journalism over the next three years with €150m. The first round of the DNI Fund has been allocated to 128 projects and organizations from 23 European countries for a total of €27m. This session will therefore represent an opportunity to share with the audience some key learnings of this first round of funding.

Organised and sponsored by Google.