Recipient Google Funded Project Region Year Award Amount Details
Arizona State University Location-Based VR Data Visualization (a project of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication) United States and Canada 2017 $30,000
Google DivisionGoogle News Lab
CountryUSA
Project DetailsHelping journalists and others easily create location-based data visualizations in a virtual reality format. For example, users could explore crime statistics or education data on particular neighborhoods through data overlays on virtual reality footage of these areas.
Program DetailsThis project was funded as part of the 2017 Journalism 360 Challenge, a $285,000 initiative launched by the Google News Lab, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and the Online News Association. Google's contribution to this program was not disclosed.
Google ContributionGoogle supported this project in conjunction with other funders. Google's exact contribution was not disclosed.
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City University of New York Community and Ethnic Media Journalism 360 United States and Canada 2017 $27,000
Google DivisionGoogle News Lab
CountryUSA
Project DetailsMaking immersive storytelling more accessible to community and ethnic media through a program that provides hands-on training and access to equipment. The team also aims to produce a “how to” guide for others on using immersive storytelling to cover local happenings, such as festivals.
Program DetailsThis project was funded as part of the 2017 Journalism 360 Challenge, a $285,000 initiative launched by the Google News Lab, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and the Online News Association. Google's contribution to this program was not disclosed.
Google ContributionGoogle supported this project in conjunction with other funders. Google's exact contribution was not disclosed.
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Gannett Digital The Wall United States and Canada 2017 $28,000
Google DivisionGoogle News Lab
CountryUSA
Project DetailsExamining the audience engagement power of combining an important national story with new technology by documenting all phases of the proposed border wall between the United States and Mexico. The project would use virtual reality overlaid with relevant data and include aerial video, as well as a series of documentary shorts.
Program DetailsThis project was funded as part of the 2017 Journalism 360 Challenge, a $285,000 initiative launched by the Google News Lab, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and the Online News Association. Google's contribution to this program was not disclosed.
Google ContributionGoogle supported this project in conjunction with other funders. Google's exact contribution was not disclosed.
Comments from RecipientThe Wall project’s $28,000 grant came from Journalism 360. Journalism 360’s founding partners are the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Google News Lab and the Online News Association.
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MIT Future Ocean Lab Immersive Storytelling from the Ocean Floor United States and Canada 2017 $30,000
Google DivisionGoogle News Lab
CountryUSA
Project DetailsDeveloping a camera and lighting system to produce immersive stories underwater and uncover the hidden experiences that lie beneath the ocean’s surface.
Program DetailsThis project was funded as part of the 2017 Journalism 360 Challenge, a $285,000 initiative launched by the Google News Lab, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and the Online News Association. Google's contribution to this program was not disclosed.
Google ContributionGoogle supported this project in conjunction with other funders. Google's exact contribution was not disclosed.
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National Public Radio Spatial and Head-Locked Stereo Audio for 360 Journalism United States and Canada 2017 $15,000
Google DivisionGoogle News Lab
CountryUSA
Project DetailsDeveloping best practices for immersive storytelling audio by producing two virtual reality stories with a particular focus on sound-rich scenes. The project will explore, test and share spatial audio findings from these experiments.
Program DetailsThis project was funded as part of the 2017 Journalism 360 Challenge, a $285,000 initiative launched by the Google News Lab, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and the Online News Association. Google's contribution to this program was not disclosed.
Google ContributionGoogle supported this project in conjunction with other funders. Google's exact contribution was not disclosed.
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New Cave Media Aftermath VR App Europe 2017 $20,000
Google DivisionGoogle News Lab
CountryUkraine
Project DetailsCreating an app that would apply photogrammetry, which uses photography to measure and map objects, to recreate three-dimensional scenes of news events (such as mass shootings or natural disasters) and narrate what happened through voiceover and archival footage.
Program DetailsThis project was funded as part of the 2017 Journalism 360 Challenge, a $285,000 initiative launched by the Google News Lab, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and the Online News Association. Google's contribution to this program was not disclosed.
Google ContributionGoogle supported this project in conjunction with other funders. Google's exact contribution was not disclosed.
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Northwestern University Scene VR (a project of the Knight Lab) United States and Canada 2017 $19,600
Google DivisionGoogle News Lab
CountryUSA
Project DetailsDeveloping a tool that would make it easier for journalists and others to create virtual reality photo experiences that include interactive navigation, using their smartphone or a camera.
Program DetailsThis project was funded as part of the 2017 Journalism 360 Challenge, a $285,000 initiative launched by the Google News Lab, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and the Online News Association. Google's contribution to this program was not disclosed.
Google ContributionGoogle supported this project in conjunction with other funders. Google's exact contribution was not disclosed.
Comments from RecipientThe grant (part of the Journalism 360 program) was sponsored by the Online News Association (ONA), Knight Foundation, and Google. The total amount received was $19,600. We have no way of knowing how much of that came from each of the sponsoring organizations. We appreciate Google's generosity and interest in supporting journalism. In other contexts, when Knight Lab, an academic project, has investigated Google support, it has generally seemed as though our not-exactly-journalism status has muddied the waters. It also seems as though many of their granting programs, unsurprisingly, lean heavily towards subsidizing/promoting the use of Google's tools, which always raises my concern about long-term sustainability. To be quite clear: -nothing about the grant we received directed us to use Google technology -we do not believe that there is any impropriety in Google organizing its philanthropy to align with its business interests -as a non-revenue organization, we must choose carefully when accepting temporary subsidies for services which will eventually become costs which we can't recover
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The Outliers Collective Dataverses: Information Visualization into VR Storytelling Europe 2017 $25,000
Google DivisionGoogle News Lab
CountrySpain
Project DetailsMaking it easier to integrate data visualizations into immersive storytelling through a platform that would allow the integration of virtual reality videos and photos with facts. For example, a user could show a map of the Earth highlighting places without water access and linking each area to a virtual reality video that explores the experience of living there.
Program DetailsThis project was funded as part of the 2017 Journalism 360 Challenge, a $285,000 initiative launched by the Google News Lab, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and the Online News Association. Google's contribution to this program was not disclosed.
Google ContributionGoogle supported this project in conjunction with other funders. Google's exact contribution was not disclosed.
Comments from RecipientThe amount is $25,000. Also, it's a consortium, as you can see on the link, between Journalism360, Online News Association, Knight Foundation and Google News Lab. The experience was amazing, my main point of contact with the grant was Journalism360 and could not be more pleased about how they handled the project.
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The Washington Post Facing Bias United States and Canada 2017 $30,000
Google DivisionGoogle News Lab
CountryUSA
Project DetailsDeveloping a smartphone tool that will use augmented reality to analyze a reader’s facial expressions while they view images and statements that may affirm or contradict their beliefs. The aim is to give readers a better understanding of the bias we all bring to a story and to improve trust in news by creating a personal connection to the content.
Program DetailsThis project was funded as part of the 2017 Journalism 360 Challenge, a $285,000 initiative launched by the Google News Lab, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and the Online News Association. Google's contribution to this program was not disclosed.
Google ContributionGoogle supported this project in conjunction with other funders. Google's exact contribution was not disclosed.
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University of British Columbia AI-generated Anonymity in VR Journalism United States and Canada 2017 $30,000
Google DivisionGoogle News Lab
CountryCanada
Project DetailsHelping reporters test whether an emotional connection can be maintained in immersive storytelling formats when a character is algorithmically distorted so that their identity is hidden. The tool aims to provide investigative journalists with a means to preserve the confidentiality of a subject, while using an animation to ensure viewers remain emotionally connected.
Program DetailsThis project was funded as part of the 2017 Journalism 360 Challenge, a $285,000 initiative launched by the Google News Lab, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and the Online News Association. Google's contribution to this program was not disclosed.
Google ContributionGoogle supported this project in conjunction with other funders. Google's exact contribution was not disclosed.
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Virtual Collaboration Research Voxhop United States and Canada 2017 $30,000
Google DivisionGoogle News Lab
CountryUSA
Project DetailsMaking it easy to craft audio-driven virtual reality stories through a tool that would allow journalists to upload, generate or construct a 3-dimensional environment and narrate the scene from multiple perspectives. For example, a reporter could construct a three-dimensional crime scene and include voiceovers detailing accounts of what transpired in the space.
Program DetailsThis project was funded as part of the 2017 Journalism 360 Challenge, a $285,000 initiative launched by the Google News Lab, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and the Online News Association. Google's contribution to this program was not disclosed.
Google ContributionGoogle supported this project in conjunction with other funders. Google's exact contribution was not disclosed.
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Internews International Press Institute News Innovation Contest (Round 1): Big Picture Digital Journalism (a project of Internews Europe) Europe 2011 €205,150
Google DivisionGoogle
CountryUnited Kingdom
Project DetailsThis project will focus on three core areas: a Crowdsourced Journalism Training Program; Crowdsourced Journalism Project Support; and a Crowdsourced Journalism Practitioner Platform. The project seeks to improve journalism excellence by increasing the availability of expertise in crowdsourced journalism approaches and increasing the number of journalists with the skills to leverage crowdsourcing approaches to contribute to press freedom and democracy.
Program DetailsThis project was one of three that will share more than $600,000 as winners of the first round of the International Press Institute’s News Innovation Contest. The contest is sponsored by Google, which provided a grant of $2.7 million to the IPI.
TermsThe three winning projects will receive more than $600,000 in total. Google provided a total of $2.7 million to fund two rounds of grants from IPI.
Comments from RecipientOur records show a grant award from the International Press Institute to Internews Europe in the amount of 205,150 Euro, December 2011, that was related or a part of the Big Picture Digital Journalism Project.
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University of Central Lancashire International Press Institute News Innovation Contest (Round 1): The Media and Digital Enterprise Project (a project of the Journalism Leaders Programme) Europe 2011 $0 - $600,000
Google DivisionGoogle
CountryUnited Kingdom
Project DetailsThe Media and Digital Enterprise (MaDE) project links several key activities that are critical to the success of news innovation activities – specific training in cutting-edge data journalism skills and the fundamentals of digital business using an innovative combination of face-to-face workshops and online learning support; tailored support from software developers and business incubation experts for high-potential enterprises; on-going networking activities for all participants; critical reflection and reporting on the project and process in order to disseminate learning to the wider journalism industry.
Program DetailsThis project was one of three that will share more than $600,000 as winners of the first round of the International Press Institute’s News Innovation Contest. The contest is sponsored by Google, which provided a grant of $2.7 million to the IPI.
TermsThe three winning projects will receive more than $600,000 in total. Google provided a total of $2.7 million to fund two rounds of grants from IPI.
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World Wide Web Foundation International Press Institute News Innovation Contest (Round 1): Voice based citizen journalism Europe 2011 $100,000 - $500,000
Google DivisionGoogle
CountrySwitzerland
Project DetailsThe project will design, implement and validate a novel voice news platform that is suitable for rural regions in developing countries, and that combines Web platform facilities with spoken content and associated voice services accessible and manageable through simple mobile phones. This platform enables voice-based citizen journalism to gather and deliver news from and to people in rural regions through community radio as well as their own mobile phones, independently of their language, education level, type of phone, and Internet connectivity.
Program DetailsThis project was one of three that will share more than $600,000 as winners of the first round of the International Press Institute’s News Innovation Contest. The contest is sponsored by Google, which provided a grant of $2.7 million to the IPI.
TermsThe three winning projects will receive more than $600,000 in total. Google provided a total of $2.7 million to fund two rounds of grants from IPI.
Comments from RecipientWeb Foundation was the recipient of a subgrant from the International Press Institute in 2011 for our project on voice technology for citizen journalism in the Sahel. It's our understanding that this funding came from a grant IPI received from Google. We can confirm based on our 2010-11 financial report that that grant was in the range of US $100-500K, and the activity reports and our website show most of the work was carried out in 2012, and was also supported by the Vrije University Amsterdam and the Rockefeller Foundation.
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AWAN, Arab Media Consultants International Press Institute News Innovation Contest (Round 2): Digital Journalism Training Boot Camp Middle East/North Africa 2012 $0 - $1,700,000
Google DivisionGoogle
CountryJordan
Project DetailsDigital Journalism Training Boot Camp
Program DetailsThis project was one of 14 to share more than $1.7 million as winners of the International Press Institute’s 2012 News Innovation Contest. The contest is sponsored by Google, which provided a grant of $2.7 million to the IPI.
TermsFourteen projects will be awarded more than $1.7 million. Google provided a total of $2.7 million to fund two rounds of grants from IPI.
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Agence France-Presse (AFP) International Press Institute News Innovation Contest (Round 2): Africa Check (a project of Agence France-Presse Foundation) Europe 2012 €58,750
Google DivisionGoogle
CountryFrance
Project DetailsAfrica Check: A project to develop an African network of factchecking
Program DetailsThis project was one of 14 to share more than $1.7 million as winners of the International Press Institute’s 2012 News Innovation Contest. The contest is sponsored by Google, which provided a grant of $2.7 million to the IPI.
TermsFourteen projects will be awarded more than $1.7 million. Google provided a total of $2.7 million to fund two rounds of grants from IPI.
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IREX International Press Institute News Innovation Contest (Round 2): The New Tricks Project Middle East/North Africa 2012 $0 - $1,700,000
Google DivisionGoogle
CountryTunisia
Project DetailsThe New Tricks Project: Re-Training For the Middle East’s Established Journalists Through Workshops and How-To Videos
Program DetailsThis project was one of 14 to share more than $1.7 million as winners of the International Press Institute’s 2012 News Innovation Contest. The contest is sponsored by Google, which provided a grant of $2.7 million to the IPI.
TermsFourteen projects will be awarded more than $1.7 million. Google provided a total of $2.7 million to fund two rounds of grants from IPI.
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Journalism Development Network International Press Institute News Innovation Contest: Visual Investigative Scenarios (VIS) United States and Canada 2012 $0 - $1,700,000
Google DivisionGoogle
CountryUSA
Project DetailsVisual Investigative Scenarios (VIS)
Program DetailsThis project was one of 14 to share more than $1.7 million as winners of the International Press Institute’s 2012 News Innovation Contest. The contest is sponsored by Google, which provided a grant of $2.7 million to the IPI.
TermsFourteen projects will be awarded more than $1.7 million. Google provided a total of $2.7 million to fund two rounds of grants from IPI.
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Journalism++ Stockholm AB International Press Institute News Innovation Contest: Feowl Europe 2012 €100,000
Google DivisionGoogle
CountrySweden
Project DetailsFeowl
Program DetailsThis project was one of 14 to share more than $1.7 million as winners of the International Press Institute’s 2012 News Innovation Contest. The contest is sponsored by Google, which provided a grant of $2.7 million to the IPI.
TermsFourteen projects will be awarded more than $1.7 million. Google provided a total of $2.7 million to fund two rounds of grants from IPI.
Comments from RecipientFeowl was not financed by Google, but by IPI (we didn't contract with Google at any point). The amount was 100,000€
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Secondary source: email disclosure from recipient
Mandara Media Foundation International Press Institute News Innovation Contest (Round 2): Digital Media Training in Upper Egypt Middle East/North Africa 2012 $0 - $1,700,000
Google DivisionGoogle
CountryEgypt
Project DetailsDigital Media Training in Upper Egypt
Program DetailsThis project was one of 14 to share more than $1.7 million as winners of the International Press Institute’s 2012 News Innovation Contest. The contest is sponsored by Google, which provided a grant of $2.7 million to the IPI.
TermsFourteen projects will be awarded more than $1.7 million. Google provided a total of $2.7 million to fund two rounds of grants from IPI.
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Media Trust International Press Institute News Innovation Contest (Round 2): Citizen Photojournalism UK Europe 2012 $0 - $1,700,000
Google DivisionGoogle
CountryUnited Kingdom
Project DetailsCitizen Photojournalism UK
Program DetailsThis project was one of 14 to share more than $1.7 million as winners of the International Press Institute’s 2012 News Innovation Contest. The contest is sponsored by Google, which provided a grant of $2.7 million to the IPI.
TermsFourteen projects will be awarded more than $1.7 million. Google provided a total of $2.7 million to fund two rounds of grants from IPI.
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Mediacenter Sarajevo International Press Institute News Innovation Contest (Round 2): Digital Generations Europe 2012 $0 - $1,700,000
Google DivisionGoogle
CountryBosnia
Project DetailsDigital Generations: educational program on new media and data
Program DetailsThis project was one of 14 to share more than $1.7 million as winners of the International Press Institute’s 2012 News Innovation Contest. The contest is sponsored by Google, which provided a grant of $2.7 million to the IPI.
TermsFourteen projects will be awarded more than $1.7 million. Google provided a total of $2.7 million to fund two rounds of grants from IPI.
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Medialynx International Press Institute News Innovation Contest (Round 2): The Stories Behind the News - the Reading Radar Europe 2012 $0 - $1,700,000
Google DivisionGoogle
CountryNetherlands
Project DetailsThe Stories Behind the News - the Reading Radar
Program DetailsThis project was one of 14 to share more than $1.7 million as winners of the International Press Institute’s 2012 News Innovation Contest. The contest is sponsored by Google, which provided a grant of $2.7 million to the IPI.
TermsFourteen projects will be awarded more than $1.7 million. Google provided a total of $2.7 million to fund two rounds of grants from IPI.
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Meedan International Press Institute News Innovation Contest (Round 2): CheckDesk United States and Canada 2012 $0 - $1,700,000
Google DivisionGoogle
CountryUSA
Project DetailsCheckDesk: Collaborative Workbench for Fact Checking Citizen
Program DetailsThis project was one of 14 to share more than $1.7 million as winners of the International Press Institute’s 2012 News Innovation Contest. The contest is sponsored by Google, which provided a grant of $2.7 million to the IPI.
TermsFourteen projects will be awarded more than $1.7 million. Google provided a total of $2.7 million to fund two rounds of grants from IPI.
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Poverty Alleviation Network & Self Dependence Initiative International Press Institute News Innovation Contest (Round 2): GIS and Journalism Serious Tools for Serious Storytelling Sub-Saharan Africa 2012 $0 - $1,700,000
Google DivisionGoogle
CountryNigeria
Project DetailsGIS and Journalism Serious Tools for Serious Storytelling
Program DetailsThis project was one of 14 to share more than $1.7 million as winners of the International Press Institute’s 2012 News Innovation Contest. The contest is sponsored by Google, which provided a grant of $2.7 million to the IPI.
TermsFourteen projects will be awarded more than $1.7 million. Google provided a total of $2.7 million to fund two rounds of grants from IPI.
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Poynter Institute International Press Institute News Innovation Contest (Round 2): Next Step Media United States and Canada 2012 $0 - $1,700,000
Google DivisionGoogle
CountryUSA
Project DetailsNext Step Media: The Arab Spring and Beyond
Program DetailsThis project was one of 14 to share more than $1.7 million as winners of the International Press Institute’s 2012 News Innovation Contest. The contest is sponsored by Google, which provided a grant of $2.7 million to the IPI.
TermsFourteen projects will be awarded more than $1.7 million. Google provided a total of $2.7 million to fund two rounds of grants from IPI.
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Reporters for Interactive, Collaborative and Specialized Information (RICSI) International Press Institute News Innovation Contest (Round 2): Mobile Reporter (MR) Europe 2012 $0 - $1,700,000
Google DivisionGoogle
CountryItaly
Project DetailsMobile Reporter (MR) – Mobile-funded Investigative News Network
Program DetailsThis project was one of 14 to share more than $1.7 million as winners of the International Press Institute’s 2012 News Innovation Contest. The contest is sponsored by Google, which provided a grant of $2.7 million to the IPI.
TermsFourteen projects will be awarded more than $1.7 million. Google provided a total of $2.7 million to fund two rounds of grants from IPI.
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The Guardian International Press Institute News Innovation Contest (Round 2): Contributoria Europe 2012 $0 - $1,700,000
Google DivisionGoogle
CountryUnited Kingdom
Project DetailsContributoria: A peer-based funding platform for storytellers
Program DetailsThis project was one of 14 to share more than $1.7 million as winners of the International Press Institute’s 2012 News Innovation Contest. The contest is sponsored by Google, which provided a grant of $2.7 million to the IPI.
TermsFourteen projects will be awarded more than $1.7 million. Google provided a total of $2.7 million to fund two rounds of grants from IPI.
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Adaptive Path iWitness United States and Canada 2011 $360,000
Google DivisionGoogle
CountryUSA
Project DetailsTo bridge the gap between traditional and citizen media, iWitness will create a web-based tool that aggregates user-generated content from social media during big news events. Whether a parade or protest, election or earthquake, iWitness will display photos, videos and messages in an easy-to-browse interface. Created by a premier web design firm, iWitness will make it easier to cross-reference first-person accounts with journalistic reporting, opening up new avenues for storytelling, fact-checking and connecting people to events in their communities.
Program Details This project was one of 16 ideas that will share in $4.7 million in funding as winners of the Knight News Challenge. Google has provided $1 million in support to the News Challenge.
TermsKnight Foundation provided $3.7 million, Google provided $1 million for 16 funded projects.
Google ContributionGoogle supported this project in conjunction with other funders. Google's exact contribution was not disclosed.
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Associated Press Overview United States and Canada 2011 $475,000
Google DivisionGoogle
CountryUSA
Project DetailsOverview is a tool to help journalists find stories in large amounts of data by cleaning, visualizing and interactively exploring large document and data sets. Whether from government transparency initiatives, leaks or freedom of information requests, journalists are drowning in more documents than they can ever hope to read.
Program Details This project was one of 16 ideas that will share in $4.7 million in funding as winners of the Knight News Challenge. Google has provided $1 million in support to the News Challenge.
TermsKnight Foundation provided $3.7 million, Google provided $1 million for 16 funded projects.
Google ContributionGoogle supported this project in conjunction with other funders. Google's exact contribution was not disclosed.
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Awesome Foundation News Taskforce United States and Canada 2011 $244,000
Google DivisionGoogle
CountryUSA
Project DetailsTo experiment with a new funding model for local journalism, The Awesome Foundation: News Taskforce will bring together 10 to 15 community leaders and media innovators in Detroit and two other cities to provide $1,000 microgrants to innovative journalism and civic media projects.
Program Details This project was one of 16 ideas that will share in $4.7 million in funding as winners of the Knight News Challenge. Google has provided $1 million in support to the News Challenge.
TermsKnight Foundation provided $3.7 million, Google provided $1 million for 16 funded projects.
Google ContributionGoogle supported this project in conjunction with other funders. Google's exact contribution was not disclosed.
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Chicago Tribune PANDA United States and Canada 2011 $150,000
Google DivisionGoogle
CountryUSA
Project DetailsTo help news organizations better use public information, the PANDA Project, in partnership with Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE), the Chicago Tribune and The Spokane Spokesman-Review, will build a set of open-source, web-based tools that make it easier for journalists to use and analyze data.
Program Details This project was one of 16 ideas that will share in $4.7 million in funding as winners of the Knight News Challenge. Google has provided $1 million in support to the News Challenge.
TermsKnight Foundation provided $3.7 million, Google provided $1 million for 16 funded projects.
Google ContributionGoogle supported this project in conjunction with other funders. Google's exact contribution was not disclosed.
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El Mostrador Poderopedia Latin America 2011 $200,000
Google DivisionGoogle
CountryChile
Project DetailsTo promote greater transparency in Chile, Poderopedia (Powerpedia) will be an editorial and crowdsourced database that highlights the links among the country’s elite. Using data visualization, the site will investigate and illustrate the connections among people, companies and institutions, shedding light on any conflicts of interests.
Program Details This project was one of 16 ideas that will share in $4.7 million in funding as winners of the Knight News Challenge. Google has provided $1 million in support to the News Challenge.
TermsKnight Foundation provided $3.7 million, Google provided $1 million for 16 funded projects.
Google ContributionGoogle supported this project in conjunction with other funders. Google's exact contribution was not disclosed.
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Investigative Reporters and Editors DocumentCloud Reader Annotations United States and Canada 2011 $320,000
Google DivisionGoogle
CountryUSA
Project DetailsWith this grant, DocumentCloud will develop a new feature allowing newsrooms to invite public participation in annotating and commenting on source documents. The tool will help newsrooms involve their readers in the news and improve DocumentCloud as a journalistic tool and investigative reporting resource.
Program Details This project was one of 16 ideas that will share in $4.7 million in funding as winners of the Knight News Challenge. Google has provided $1 million in support to the News Challenge.
TermsKnight Foundation provided $3.7 million, Google provided $1 million for 16 funded projects.
Google ContributionGoogle supported this project in conjunction with other funders. Google's exact contribution was not disclosed.
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Media and Place Productions Zeega United States and Canada 2011 $420,000
Google DivisionGoogle
CountryUSA
Project DetailsTo help tell rich multimedia stories, Zeega will improve its open-source HTML5 platform for creating collaborative and interactive documentaries. By using Zeega, anyone can create immersive, participatory multimedia projects that seamlessly combine original content with photos, videos, text, audio and maps from across the Web.
Program Details This project was one of 16 ideas that will share in $4.7 million in funding as winners of the Knight News Challenge. Google has provided $1 million in support to the News Challenge.
TermsKnight Foundation provided $3.7 million, Google provided $1 million for 16 funded projects.
Google ContributionGoogle supported this project in conjunction with other funders. Google's exact contribution was not disclosed.
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NextDrop NextDrop Asia 2011 $375,000
Google DivisionGoogle
CountryIndia
Project DetailsTo develop a new way of disseminating critical community information, NextDrop will launch a service, in conjunction with local utilities, that notifies residents of Hubli, Karnataka, India when water is available. NextDrop will work with water utility employees who operate the valves that control the infrequent flow of water.
Program Details This project was one of 16 ideas that will share in $4.7 million in funding as winners of the Knight News Challenge. Google has provided $1 million in support to the News Challenge.
TermsKnight Foundation provided $3.7 million, Google provided $1 million for 16 funded projects.
Google ContributionGoogle supported this project in conjunction with other funders. Google's exact contribution was not disclosed.
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Open Knowledge Foundation Spending Stories Europe 2011 $250,000
Google DivisionGoogle
CountryEngland
Project DetailsNews stories about government finances are common, but readers often find it challenging to place the numbers in perspective. Spending Stories will contextualize such news pieces by tying them to the data on which they are based.
Program Details This project was one of 16 ideas that will share in $4.7 million in funding as winners of the Knight News Challenge. Google has provided $1 million in support to the News Challenge.
TermsKnight Foundation provided $3.7 million, Google provided $1 million for 16 funded projects.
Google ContributionGoogle supported this project in conjunction with other funders. Google's exact contribution was not disclosed.
Comments from RecipientGoogle donated $1,000,000 to the Knight Foundation in 2011, as part of a funding pool ($4.7 Million) to create projects around Government Transparency. Open Knowledge Foundation received a subsequent grant from the Knight Foundation for a project called Spending Stories and we received $250,000. The grant was used to increase fiscal literacy among journalists and the public by creating simple digital tools that link public spending data to public spending narratives.
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ScraperWiki ScraperWiki Europe 2011 $280,000
Google DivisionGoogle
CountryUnited Kingdom
Project DetailsScraperWiki.com provides a way to make it easier to collect information from across the web from diverse sources. The site helps anyone freely create “scrapers” to collect, store and publish public data, and make it freely available for anyone to use.
Program Details This project was one of 16 ideas that will share in $4.7 million in funding as winners of the Knight News Challenge. Google has provided $1 million in support to the News Challenge.
TermsKnight Foundation provided $3.7 million, Google provided $1 million for 16 funded projects.
Google ContributionGoogle supported this project in conjunction with other funders. Google's exact contribution was not disclosed.
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The Kiwanja Foundation FrontlineSMS United States and Canada 2011 $250,000
Google DivisionGoogle
CountryUSA
Project DetailsFrontlineSMS: Media will create a new platform that allows journalists to more effectively use text messaging to inform and engage rural communities. The Frontline SMS platform already enables users in underserved areas to organize interactions with large numbers of people via text messages, a laptop and a mobile phone – without the need for the Internet. This grant will enable FrontlineSMS to expand its software platform and work with community radio stations and other rural journalists.
Program Details This project was one of 16 ideas that will share in $4.7 million in funding as winners of the Knight News Challenge. Google has provided $1 million in support to the News Challenge.
TermsKnight Foundation provided $3.7 million, Google provided $1 million for 16 funded projects.
Google ContributionGoogle supported this project in conjunction with other funders. Google's exact contribution was not disclosed.
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The Miller Center Foundation The State Decoded United States and Canada 2011 $165,000
Google DivisionGoogle
CountryUSA
Project DetailsThe State Decoded will be a platform that displays state codes, court decisions and information from legislative tracking services to make government more understandable to the average citizen. While many state codes are already online, they lack context and clarity. With an improved layout, embeddable definitions of legal terms, Google News and Twitter integration, and an open API for state codes, this project aims to make important laws the centerpiece of media coverage.
Program Details This project was one of 16 ideas that will share in $4.7 million in funding as winners of the Knight News Challenge. Google has provided $1 million in support to the News Challenge.
TermsKnight Foundation provided $3.7 million, Google provided $1 million for 16 funded projects.
Google ContributionGoogle supported this project in conjunction with other funders. Google's exact contribution was not disclosed.
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The Public Laboratory The Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science United States and Canada 2011 $500,000
Google DivisionGoogle
CountryUSA
Project DetailsTo make technology work for communities, The Public Laboratory will create a tool kit and online community for citizen-based, grassroots data gathering and research. The Lab is an expansion of Grassroots Mapping – a project originated at the Center for Future Civic Media at MIT.
Program Details This project was one of 16 ideas that will share in $4.7 million in funding as winners of the Knight News Challenge. Google has provided $1 million in support to the News Challenge.
TermsKnight Foundation provided $3.7 million, Google provided $1 million for 16 funded projects.
Google ContributionGoogle supported this project in conjunction with other funders. Google's exact contribution was not disclosed.
Comments from RecipientWe received a John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Knight News Challenge in 2011 and Google may have provided funds, but we would have no knowledge of this.
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The Tiziano Project Tiziano 360 United States and Canada 2011 $200,000
Google DivisionGoogle
CountryUSA
Project DetailsUsing visually dynamic, multimedia storytelling, the Tiziano Project provides communities with the equipment, training and web platform needed to report on stories that affect their residents’ lives. Tiziano will build an improved platform based on the award-winning projecthttp://360.tizianoproject.org/kurdistan/.
Program Details This project was one of 16 ideas that will share in $4.7 million in funding as winners of the Knight News Challenge. Google has provided $1 million in support to the News Challenge.
TermsKnight Foundation provided $3.7 million, Google provided $1 million for 16 funded projects.
Google ContributionGoogle supported this project in conjunction with other funders. Google's exact contribution was not disclosed.
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University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill OpenBlock Rural United States and Canada 2011 $275,000
Google DivisionGoogle
CountryUSA
Project DetailsRural news organizations often struggle to move into the digital age because they lack the staff to make public data digestible. OpenBlock Rural will work with local governments and community newspapers in North Carolina to collect, aggregate and publish government data, including crime and real estate reports, restaurant inspections and school ratings.
Program Details This project was one of 16 ideas that will share in $4.7 million in funding as winners of the Knight News Challenge. Google has provided $1 million in support to the News Challenge.
TermsKnight Foundation provided $3.7 million, Google provided $1 million for 16 funded projects.
Google ContributionGoogle supported this project in conjunction with other funders. Google's exact contribution was not disclosed.
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Ushahidi SwiftRiver United States and Canada 2011 $250,000
Google DivisionGoogle
CountryUSA
Project DetailsAs news events unfold, mobile phones and the Internet are flooded with information. Through the SwiftRiver platform, Ushahidi will attempt to verify this information by parsing it and evaluating sources.
Program Details This project was one of 16 ideas that will share in $4.7 million in funding as winners of the Knight News Challenge. Google has provided $1 million in support to the News Challenge.
TermsKnight Foundation provided $3.7 million, Google provided $1 million for 16 funded projects.
Google ContributionGoogle supported this project in conjunction with other funders. Google's exact contribution was not disclosed.
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24 Media News.vid.io Europe 2018 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGreece
Project DetailsCurrently, news events tend to generate large amounts of video content, which news and media organisations could exploit to develop novel revenue paths. However, selecting relevant content and embedding it to news stories is a manual, labour-intensive, time-demanding task. News.vid.io will disrupt the news media landscape and will leverage monetisation for tomorrow’s media by delivering a service-based platform that empowers journalists in creating engaging news stories through targeted video mashups. These video summaries will present the key concepts and viewpoints for unfolding stories, based on automated annotation of content from professional videos and user-generated content.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
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24 Media Network 24Watch Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySweden
Project DetailsA project that combines technology and open data, with journalistic craftsmanship to provide news, and unique insights and statistics. Both locally, an well as on a national and global level. The solution Get push notifications on real-time events such as crime reports & traffic. And see unique statistics and commentary from your area. Raise awareness of macro trends to the community.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
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24 Ore Group Royalty Europe 2018 €739,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryItaly
Project DetailsRoyalty is a new kind of digital newspaper. One that delivers content in a highly personalised format to the readers, each with their particular preferences about the time, place, interests and the formats they care about. Royalty emphasizes a more direct relationship between the content creators and consumers. The system takes high-level human input and translates it into a new internal high-level news format that can be processed at a more symbolic level which allows the news team to differentiate the way content is served.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
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300Gospodarda LegislationFILEapp Europe 2019 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryPoland
Project DetailsLegislationFILEapp’s goal is to serve as a go-to tool for everyone involved or interested in the legislative process in Poland. The tool will provide them with reliable, up-to-date, visually-appealing and accessible information on every piece of legislation that is being proceeded at a time. The tool will follow the legislative process of a given bill step-by-step and will showcase changes that are done on the way, disclose people and organisations that are involved at each step and arguments they use to support their stance. This comprehensive approach will facilitate making connections between those involved and the final outcome.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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300polityka.pl TrackTheLobby Europe 2017 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryPoland
Project DetailsJournalists relate the results of lobbying, but do not have tools to track and analyse the way law is created. In public debate lobbying functions as a slogan, with no reference to data. We will fill this void. TrackTheLobby will equip the news ecosystem in Poland with important but not easily accessible data concerning lobbyists influencing the law. The newly created interactive web tool will share data on lobbying in Poland in the form of interactive timelines, charts and maps of connections.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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93 metros Pic+ Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySpain
Project DetailsPic+ is a Software as a Service (SaaS) to help extract the full narrative potential of each photography published in digital newspapers. Images uploaded to Pic+ can be traditional or panoramic, and by configuring them, users will be able to set up a social tagging functionality, count the number of people in the photograph, set up a navigating functionality and set up layers of additional information. By embedding these interactive pictures on their pages, news outlets will provide their readers with richer photographs, appeal to new readers and provide opportunities for new sources of revenue.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
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A/S Information Repurposing Content - Personalised journalism Europe 2017 €448,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryDenmark
Project DetailsThe project will build a digital platform employing user data to repurpose original content in packages that suit the individual user's needs and wants - using automation to secure a choice of relevant offers in terms of content, upgrades and subscription deals.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
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A/S Kristeligt Dagblad The Editorial Paywall Optimization Tool Europe 2016 Kr.372,179
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryDenmark
Project DetailsRelevant staff will be informed whenever a winning placement has achieved statistical significance based on clicks, log-ins and conversions. Aggregated conversion data from tested articles will be easily available on an aggregated basis.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
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AKINGO Europe AKINGO Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsIncrease news websites' profitability (ad revenues) and competitiveness (user experience) by increasing reader engagement (visit depth, visits, articles read, shares, ad clicks) through a reverse proxy that delivers personalized versions of news sites based on reader, content and context analytics
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
ANP Holding BV Digital Newsfeeds for Children Europe 2016 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryNetherlands
Project DetailsANP wants to develop a daily newsfeed for children and teenagers in collaboration with WizeNoze, by using WizeNoze's innovative language technology. Although the process will still need some human intervention to make sure the output text reads well, much larger amounts of data can be processed at low cost.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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ANP Holding BV Real-time usage & performance tracking for news agency content Europe 2019 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
Country Netherlands
Project DetailsNews agencies provide continuous streams of various content (text, images and videos) to media and other publishers. However, there is no easy method to track the usage & performance of their content. This project aims to provide an automated solution for that.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
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AZ Management Services Project Iris Europe 2016 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySwitzerland
Project DetailsThere are many topics that local communities regard as particularly pressing, but journalists usually only discover them by accident. This problem inspired our idea to create a platform where citizens' concerns can be collected and rated on a municipal level. That way a newspaper can create space for those topics, host a discussion and bring additional value to the local community. That is the goal of 'Project Iris', and that the source code be released to the public domain.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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AZ Management Services Oyez Europe 2017 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySwitzerland
Project DetailsOyez is revolutionising municipality communication in Switzerland. The administration, publication, and distribution of information and official publications is made digital, secure, and adherent to the law, but still fully intuitive. The user-friendly data input, an API, and various alternative output formats sets Oyez apart from conventional commercial and government offers. Additional functions, like notification services for municipalities and other concerned parties, and, in particular, the ability to tailor the official publications make the platform an integral tool for municipalities of the future: contemporary, web compliant, user-centered, and effective.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
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AZ Zeitungen Project KOLIBRI: The Mobile App Framework Europe 2016 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySwitzerland
Project DetailsProject KOLIBRI aims to build an app framework that allows publishers to quickly, economically, and sustainably maintain mobile apps.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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Adevo Eagle Eye Europe 2017 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryLatvia
Project DetailsEagle Eye is a facial recognition tool that lets journalists search for specific people - and relationships between them - in photos and videos.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
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Adnkronos Spa Unipersonale News Juice Europe 2018 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryItaly
Project DetailsNews Juice is an artifical intelligence and semantic engine with an archive of over 30 years of journalistically valid news that can produce, on request, chronologically ordered summaries of complex events - and do it with images.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
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Adriana Homolova Elvis - Map Me Tender Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryNetherlands
Project DetailsPublic procurement (or tendering) is the process of acquiring goods and services for the government. It is therefore the most prominent flow of public money into the private sector. However, structured journalistic research into tenders is limited. Only incidental cases make it to the media, often facilitated by whistle-blowers. We want to spread the notion that it is important for the government to be open about how it spends money that we entrust in its metaphorical hands.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Aela Callan Infinitive - AKA The Distance Between Us Europe 2017 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsInfinitive merges documentary content with multi-user virtual reality to create highly empathetic, interactive news experiences.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
Comments from RecipientThe funding was really instrumental for us in our goal to find ways to change the tone of conversations around contentious news issues like immigration and Brexit.
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Agence France-Presse (AFP) AFP Interactive Europe 2016 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFrance
Project DetailsAFP interactive will provide interactive graphics in several languages to AFP clients using web and mobile media formats throughout the world. Graphs, maps, interactive reports, data visualisation: these high-quality news-orientated graphics deal with all the latest current events, economic issues, politics and sport.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
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Agence France-Presse (AFP) AFPData Europe 2017 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFrance
Project DetailsAFPData is a new data-driven editorial ecosystem. The project has 3 components: (1) Creating original datasets with high editorial added value; (2) Making these structured, indexed, editorially useful datasets - generated by AFP, by partner sources or by AFP-selected open-data sources - available to newsrooms on a platform via direct download or via API; (3) Using these datasets to automatically or semi-automatically produce live news content.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
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Agenzia Giornalistica Italia Videomate - Creating on-the-fly editorial videos starting from texts, pictures or graphics Europe 2017 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryItaly
Project DetailsThanks to Videomate, publishers can create wonderful videos using tools and features specifically developed for news and editorial production - even if they have no video assets. Starting from texts, pictures and graphics, Videomate will make any newsroom video-enabled.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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Agora S.A. NewsMavens (a project of Wysokie Obcasy and Gazeta Wyborcza) Europe 2016 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryPoland
Project DetailsA huge collaborative effort bringing female editors and journalists together to tell the news across Europe from a female perspective. Only 27% of decision makers in newsrooms are women. NewsMavens aims to change the male dominated narrative around current affairs.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
Comments from RecipientThe English-language service was launched on October 16, 2017. In 2019 it will be closed - the project has reached a natural conclusion, gathering answers to the question of what will happen if only women choose news. NewsMavens.com was a roundup about what's most important in Europe today, done by women from top EU media brands. The service was developed through the collaboration between partnering news organizations.
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Agora S.A. TOK FM Microphone (a project of Agora Radio Group) Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryPoland
Project DetailsOnline platform for audio feedback & user-generated audio news and comments. It is a mobile application for active listeners and commentators who want to co-create programs for TOK FM radio antenna.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
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Agora S.A. Search the Radio (a project of Radio TOK FM) Europe 2017 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryPoland
Project DetailsSEARCH THE RADIO will transcribe Radio TOK FM's news and opinion content into articles that are easy to search. The aim is to provide their listeners with a better understanding of the world.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Agora S.A. X-ray the Politics - Get to Know More About Your Constituency (a project of Gazeta Wyborcza and Laboratorium EE) Europe 2018 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryPoland
Project DetailsX-ray the Politics' is a website that tracks data on politicians -- their spending, track record, voting history, as well as their political views. It automatically aggregates, analyses and visualizes data collected from NGOs, social media and government agencies. Data is combined with Gazeta Wyborcza's vast reporting on politics and current affairs.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
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Agora S.A. Harmony (a project of Gazeta Wyborcza) Europe 2018 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryPoland
Project DetailsHarmony is a tool to centrally manage the user’s path, combining the organization of management of the user’s path, display ads and subscription offers, and capitalising on the right moment of the “reader’s journey” to maximize the benefits from user’s page view. The tool includes a recommendation engine based on an algorithm that analyses the Polish article text.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
Comments from RecipientThanks to this support the daily’s team plans to accelerate further digital development of "Gazeta Wyborcza" through an innovative tool allowing Polish publishers to combine advertising and subscription business models. This solution will also provide more effective personalization of the reader's path, improving the user experience. The project is at the preparation stage.
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Al Jazeera International News Immersified Europe 2017 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryUnited Kingdom
Project DetailsWe are looking to build an an open-source, interactive, storytelling app for news and current affairs features where the user experiences journalism via a messaging platform. The app enables journalists to embed content from interviews with a variety sources into a series of messaging exchanges, and it allows the user to choose between a number of seemingly direct conversations with the interviewees. The user's responses trigger the next messaging exchange and pivotal 'decision points' give the user choices on how to progress. The result is a personalised, immersive, in-depth experience of a serious news story.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
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Alberto Pereira CLOSER Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryPortugal
Project DetailsThe CLOSER project- democratizing city budgets through local journalism organisations - seeks to enhance the inclusiveness of budgetary policies, increasing the participation of citizens, and to test the incorporation, in local news agencies practices, of the monitoring of public policies, by designing, evaluating and making publicly available a platform for translating municipal budgets into distinct visual news objects.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
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Alice Corona Batjo. Bits, Atoms and Journalism Europe 2017 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryItaly
Project DetailsBatjo lets journalist translate digital datasets into physical offline data-driven "news installations", transforming the consumpution of news.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
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Aller Media Rikastamo.fi - audience data exploration portal Europe 2017 €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFinland
Project DetailsRikastamo.fi is an interface to audience data ecosystem - a portal that provides access to enriched offline and online audience data for exploration, discovery and insight by means of visualizing data in a way that engages users with varying backgrounds and needs. The service targets any unit in an organization that can benefit from exploring and analyzing vast amounts of audience data in order to get valuable insight - e.g. in the news-room, content, marketing, R&D or analytics departments. The portal and the whole data ecosystem are being developed with the highest attention to data privacy and security.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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Alma Media Ltd Smart Notifications for Media Europe 2017 €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFinland
Project DetailsThis project will create a news desk tool that uses AI to optimise user notifications.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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Altice Media Group - SFR Media Next Live Experience Europe 2017 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFrance
Project DetailsOur main challenge as a news publisher is to compete with platforms which put live broadcast at the heart of their value proposition.1. Our project aims to showcase the concept of augmented live. Our augmented live hub will be a great platform to check the feasibility of the different components, and the user's response. We believe that such project will inspire other publishers.2. Machine learning and artificial intelligence need lots of data and training to improve their accuracy.This project will 'feed' the AI bots with huge data sets and constant iteration.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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Amedia Content Op Center (CoC) Europe 2016 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryNorway
Project DetailsThe Content Op Center (CoC) is a platform that will aid journalists in producing high quality content.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
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Amedia Talk of the Town Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryNorway
Project DetailsWith "Talk of the Town - How Local News Publishers Use Location Data to get the Neighborhoods Talking" Amedia proposes to research ways in which local news publishers can use different types of location data to engage communities and strengthen local democracy. To illustrate our case, Amedia plans to prototype a mobile service that provides local news to subscribers with real-time information relevant for their location, and allows them to voice their opinion about community issues.'The ambition for Talk of the Town is to give our newspapers effective tools for publishing hyperlocal news. We hope this will inspire journalists to produce even better content tailored to their own reader base, as well as providing our subscribers with services to that allow them to explore local content in a novel, engaging fashion.' Erlend Aune, Chief Data Scientist in Amedia
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
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Angel Milev Future Tech INSIDER Network (FTIN) Europe 2018 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryUnited Kingdom
Project DetailsBuilding a prototype of a blockchain-powered news and media community of collaborators creating and curating content in a semi-decentralised environment. They will be compensated according to their contribution and level of involvement with cryptocurrency rewards.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Aptoma Unicum Hominem - the Living Frontpage Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryNorway
Project DetailsIn a world of endless social media snacking, your front page is your best chance to make a lasting and valuable impression on your readers. It is the place to both show your best content and your personality.We have observed that readers' brand awareness and willingness to act is highest via the front page, and that the handcrafted approach has been highly effective to this end.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
Comments from RecipientLooks about right. The program worked quite well for us.
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Archant Community Media Limited Local Recall - Modernising archive content Europe 2017 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryUnited Kingdom
Project DetailsLocal Recall combines modern journalism with nostalgia - turning liability to asset by monetising and providing access to archived content dating back to 1870, while building an advanced voice infrastructure.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
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Archant Community Media Limited The Story Of… Europe 2019 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryUnited Kingdom
Project DetailsAn innovative way for people to discover vintage photographs relating to their lives, reconnecting users with the past.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
ReferencesLink to source
Aristotle University School of Journalism & Mass Communications Connected cars, connected audience, news ecosystem Europe 2017 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGreece
Project DetailsThe aim of the proposed project is to respond to changes that will occur in the news ecosystem in the new digital automobile environment. As our experiences becomes interconnected it is more than important to correspond to these changes in order to further the way users consume news in this new interconnected environment. These developments will create new digital revenue streams, especially for the automotive and news sector. The broader impact of the proposed project is to examine audience current uses, needs and expectations as well as what it is needed from the news organisations in order to respond to this evolving landscape.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Asociația Media DoR Story Maker Europe 2019 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryRomania
Project DetailsStory Maker will be a tool that helps small teams repurpose content in various formats, making the most of the materials they have gathered in their reporting, and publishing in the right format across platforms, with minimum effort. The tool will help turn text and images into visual stories for social media, and help create teaser videos for podcasts. It will act as a dashboard first, pulling in the type of content you have (eg: text, pictures, audio, or a combination), and then help journalists combine it in ways that will inject more creativity and speed into their workflow.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Associated Press AP Verify (a project of Associated Press Television News) Europe 2017 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryUnited Kingdom
Project DetailsAP Verify is a cloud-based newsroom tool that will combine machine learning and video recognition technologies with AP's editorial expertise and market leading user generated content (UGC) verification process to automatically verify UGC.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
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Association for Social Entrepreneurship "Plus One" ReportR - The social impact of fake news Europe 2017 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryRomania
Project DetailsReportR is a serious game designed to raise awareness of the impact of 'yellow journalism' and the role of video and audio manipulation in the future of fake news.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
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Atanas Tchobanov Cryptarsi Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFrance
Project DetailsCryptarsi is a system enabling technically unsavvy people to produce, search, browse and share encrypted data sets. It has been designed for investigative journalists, but can be useful in many other fields where data confidentiality is required. Cryptarsi is designed with ease of use and efficiency in mind. Cryptarsi is now in advanced stage of development and available on Github and used in production for many other journalistic projects.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
Comments from RecipientThis is correct. I received the grant in personal quality.
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Athens Technology Center Verify.Media Europe 2016 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGreece
Project DetailsVerify.media is a collaborative project of ATC (GR) and DW (DE), aiming to develop an integrated application that is purpose-built for collaboration between journalists in aggregation, curation and verification of User Generated Content.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
Comments from RecipientYes, we do have participated in the Google DNI programme and have received funding form this for work we have carried out, but I am afraid we cannot disclose the exact amounts.
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Atlatszo.hu Glasspockets Tracker - an Information of Public Interest Notification Tool Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryHungary
Project DetailsAccording to the law every state funded organisation in Hungary is obliged to publish their public interest data on their websites. But in practice most of them do not meet the law's requirements. The law does not castigate failures of state organizations, that is why we will urge them to observe the rules of transparency using our tracker tool which automatically scrapes public interest data published by state run organisations to one website, warns them if they do not publish in a timely manner and puts a red flag on them if they fail to fulfill their obligations.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
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Augustine Zenakos The Manifold Files Europe 2019 €49,700
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGreece
Project DetailsA new digital platform to edit, present and read investigative long-form journalism online - offering users a curated view into the full scope and depth of an investigation.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
Comments from RecipientThe funding was awarded following an open call for proposals, where we submitted an application for our project. The project is in the lower funding tier -so called "Prototype"- and the amount awarded was euro 49.700. The reason I am personally listed in the DNI website is that this was an individual grant (as opposed to one made to a company or organisation). I am responsible for administering the grant, and making payments to the partners and involved personnel. As per the contract I have signed with Google, I am not a Google affiliate or partner, and the project and all associated copyrights belong to me. ...I think you will find that many journalists are at the same time grateful that such funding sources exist (as others have been drying out for some time), and apprehensive that the huge digital gatekeepers are becoming involved in funding the news.
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Austrian Press Agency (APA) MediaPay Europe 2017 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryAustria
Project DetailsMediaPay is a payment ecosystem that unites a powerful, flexible paywall solution with extensive data analyses and a cross-media identity management. By providing the technical structures for all publishing houses MediaPay will lay the foundations for publishers to create the product best-suited for their readers and increase the readiness to spend money for digital content. Thus MediaPay will contribute to the development of paid-content models in Austria.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
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BNR Nieuwsradio BNR Smart Radio Europe 2017 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryNetherlands
Project DetailsBNR Smart Radio aims to provide listeners with a personalized playlist, filled with relevant and automatically generated audio fragments based on BNR's radio shows and podcasts. Users can tell us their interests and we will match them with a database of automatically segmented audio files with a rich set of metadata, generated by a model based on the latest AI/ML techniques. This creates a non-linear and personalized listening experience for spoken word audio, catering to a new audience of younger listeners, while at the same time better serving our current listeners who are increasingly more interested in shorter bits of information instead of longer radio shows.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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Baltic Center for Investigative Journalism (Re:Baltica) 4Facts.org Europe 2017 €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryLatvia
Project DetailsThere are several reasons why 4Facts.org can be an excellent way for enabling a scalable, well-coordinated effort for fact-checking. Firstly, it creates a set of incentives for fact-checking at a much wider scale. Fact-checkers are interested in validating content, since they can get financial rewards and also establish reputation for high quality work. The amount of rewards received increases as fact-checker improves his reputation. Content creators will be interested to submit their content for validation, since they want to build their reputation. This will be a way of demonstrating their credibility to users.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
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Bambuser Bambuser Europe 2016 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySweden
Project DetailsIt is a truth universally acknowledged that weather is an omnipresent issue for most of us, because it affects all aspects of our lives. Weather is the best selling news. We will create a collaborative weather service, where the audience can share and break weather news with media organisations through mobile live video. All the videos will be available in a central media hub for news organisations to publish.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
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Bauer Media Group Editorial Insights Engine Europe 2019 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsThe Editorial Insights Engine focuses on combining and transforming the relevant data sets of the publishing and journalism industry to be a constant help for the day-to-day work of journalists. It enables journalists to write better content: meaning more relevant for the user and for the business. The product core works with a three step principle: Connect > Transform > Deliver. CONNECT the relevant data providers of the publishing industry, TRANSFORM the data into actionable insights and DELIVER those insights to the journalists right at the heart of the editorial workflow.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
Comments from RecipientYes, I can confirm the award information, but can't make any further comments.
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Bauhaus-Universität Weimar Clickbait Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsThe CLICKBAIT project builds technology to fight clickbait, a new form of social messages that are designed to make readers click a link. Clickbait is on the rise in social networks and it is increasingly turning into a nuisance for users.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
Comments from RecipientThe information is correct and the project went very smoothly.
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Bayard Presse Smart sections - Renewing the value of content Europe 2017 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFrance
Project DetailsSmart Section leverages newsroom expertise and high quality journalism by using zones usually allocated to sponsored links. Optimised via data, these 'in-house' ads provide increased reader loyalty, leading to the integrated and seamless sale of host content and explicit collection of user data to feed newspaper sales.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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Bayard Presse B-Voices (a project of La Croix) Europe 2019 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFrance
Project DetailsB-voices aims to create a smart data-driven audio vertical for La Croix. In 2018, la Croix started Smart Sections to personalise its news consumption user interface with an intelligent content proposal. We are now taking this experience in content curation to the promising field of audio. The premium audio service will be exclusive to all La Croix subscribers (who have unlimited access to the website and app content).
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
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Belga News Agency Digitally enable bias detection in news articles Europe 2019 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryBelgium
Project DetailsIn today’s age of information overload and channel fragmentation, there is an increased need for relevant, unbiased and high quality news. In mass media, bias is the way journalists and news producers select events and stories and the way they are reported them to the public. Belga (Belgium’s leading news agency and media monitoring company) wants to provide a digitally enabled news bias detection platform that can help journalists, publishers, information & communication professionals monitor, research, evaluate and monetise news media content. It will work by using supervised learning to re-create the relationship between published news and the original news sources.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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Bellingcat Archive for Conflict Investigation Europe 2017 £90,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryUnited Kingdom
Project DetailsThe Archive for Conflict Investigation is a platform that collects, curates, verifies, analyses, and preserves social media content from conflict areas. The platform informs the public of arising developments , and works as an evidence base for future investigations. The project's overall aim is to establish a set of tools, methodologies, and processes which journalists can apply to any modern conflict.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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Ben Shaw NewsChat Europe 2017 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsDiscover and share the most relevant news with friends all from within any app you prefer. NewsChat helps readers access and share news items effortlessly across any messaging app. NewsChat brings the news directly into the smartphone keyboard by turning the simple interface of a keyboard into a rich news discovery and sharing platform.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
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Berliner Wochenblatt Verlag Digital Freesheet Project Europe 2017 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsThe Digital Freesheet Project aims to break new ground in how local publishers approach digital sales by creating an ecosystem for local advertisers and users from an uncompromising digital perspective.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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Bistromathics Limited Pik Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryUnited Kingdom
Project DetailsPik is a payment platform tailored for monetization of digital journalism and web content.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
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Blasting News Ltd. Blasting News Europe 2016 €500,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySwitzerland
Project DetailsCreation of the first European crowd-based news service to the benefit of national and local publishers. These will be able to receive, or proactively request, feeds of original, curated news produced by a qualified crowd-sourced newsroom of freelance journalists and opinion leaders 2.0.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
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Blendle Blendle's Recommendation Engine for Journalism Europe 2016 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryNetherlands
Project DetailsBlendle publishes around 10,000 new articles daily, reaching its 1 million readers with content from the most influential mediums in Germany, the Netherlands, and the US. The engine serves every reader the right article at the right time, based on topic preferences, brands, and article length. Serendipity is also built into the algorithm,ensuring the reader is regularly surprised.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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Bonnier Project Hydra (a project of Bonnier Business Press) Europe 2016 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySweden
Project DetailsProject Mimir will enable third-party organisations to create websites connecting to the Mimir database. This will drive increased data collaboration from journalists, investors, and people interested in Nordic Tech. Increased visibility of the Nordic Tech ecosystem will result by enabling more organisations to contribute, display, and report on all of the data held within Mimir.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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Bonnier Sensor Stories Europe 2017 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySweden
Project DetailsBy using sensor data from a network of the audience's smartphones, this project aim to bring the readers into the story creation flow. The data generated by this network will be analyzed to detect insights, which can be delivered directly to the audience or be developed further by journalists.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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Bonnier Automated recipes for engaging journalism & native advertising (a project of AB Kvällstidningen Expressen) Europe 2017 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySweden
Project DetailsExpressen wants to create high engagement and loyalty among our readers and viewers to continue to be relevant to as big of an audience as possible. With this project, Expressen will utilize new technology to innovative the editorial process of creating original journalism. We will create a prototype for a tool that will use all available data points and leverage machine learning to find the recipe of successful storytelling in every unique context - in order to maximize the impact and to create as much engagement as possible for each story.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
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Bonnier Bonsai (a project of Bonnier News) Europe 2018 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySweden
Project DetailsUsers should be served the most important news and content for them, and pay for it in proportion to the value added to their news experience. With the project, Bonnier News will explore extreme personalisation as a service and different users’ propensity to pay for this.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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Bonnier CAI- Conversational AI (a project of Bonnier News) Europe 2019 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryRomania
Project DetailsBonnier News Next believes that the project CAI will uncover completely new ways of consuming news in a more interactive way and explore how the voice interface (being conversational and interactive) will affect news consumption. Based on this, the aim of the project is twofold. To develop helpful and appreciated dialogue solutions to give users new ways to experience and engage with news, and to identify a clear commercialization strategy with new revenue streams.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
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Boyan Benev Quantum Data Visualization Europe 2019 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryBulgaria
Project DetailsAll news data contains inaccuracies. Whether through limited sample sizes, time lags or outdated sources, the majority of data presented to us contains a certain margin of error. Currently hidden from our perception, these inaccuracies can lead to an incomplete or simplified view on complex subjects. Using one of the first practical applications of quantum computing, this project will visualise this inaccuracy. By providing this extra layer of information, the aim is to help readers make more informed conclusions on the news they consume.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
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Brainstorm Multimedia TelePorter - Augmented Reality Teleporting System for Immersive News Journalism Europe 2019 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySpain
Project DetailsTelePorter creates compelling, immersive visual news content through the use of Augmented Reality (AR) broadcast technology, allowing reporters to appear 'in situ' or places the journalists together with interviewees regardless of their physical location. By 'teleporting' journalists or participants into an AR environment, viewers can have access to rich visual news. The system also allows for additional content to be included and sourced from standard presentation tools. The TelePorter technology will be affordable and user-friendly enabling smaller broadcasters with a lower cost base to access and use the technology.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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Brief.me Smart Topics: Giving the big picture to the youth Europe 2019 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFrance
Project DetailsThe project focuses on giving young people a full overview of the main news stories such as the Brexit, the Trump presidency or the environmental transition. The “smart topics” consist of bits of information regularly ordered and updated to cover the main developments. In the form of definitions, timelines, charts, maps, profiles or quizzes, they offer a complete and lively view of each topic. They embrace a story-like format on mobile. With this project, Brief.me aims at improving its current service and its revenues.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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Bryan McLeod Cylinder Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsCylinder is a digital tool for predictive newsroom social curation. It uses data science to determine which stories will gain traction on social media. This means less tedious legwork, larger audience reach and allows editorial teams to focus on creating high quality journalism.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
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Burda Media Poland Tellastory Europe 2018 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryPoland
Project DetailsTellastory is a tool to produce stories as a linear narrative with video, infographics and other visual elements that create a tangible experience for the reader. Through this method a reader will be transported to the heart of the story. Whatever the scene, a Tellastory tool not only makes it easier for the reader's eyes to move from the top to the bottom of the screen to follow the story, as we normally do when we use our phones and tablets, it also creates a sort of virtual experience.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
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Bureau of Investigative Journalism The Bureau Local Europe 2016 €662,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryUnited Kingdom
Project DetailsCentral to The Bureau Local project is the intention to encourage the spread of ambitious data-driven local journalism. While many local media outlets are being shut down and resources centralised, The Bureau Local is driven by the essential desire to hold power to account at a local level; to make press more representative of those they represent.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
Comments from RecipientThis is correct. It was a three-year grant. In response to your questions - we have found Google to be a hands-off funder.
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Butch & Sundance Media Dynamic Interview Player Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryNetherlands
Project DetailsThe interview is a traditional part of journalism. And we think it will be around for a while. At the same time, it is not very well equipped to grasp your attention for a long time.We are creating a dynamic interview player that helps the user to digest the interview in fluid presented little snippets, that feeds on his curiosity and is fuelled by a sense of control over his subject (the interviewee) - using subtitles to navigate.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
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Børsen Business Journalism Robot - quick and accurate business reporting Europe 2017 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryDenmark
Project DetailsThis project will create a robot that can write business news stories fast, accurately and with a 'human' touch - getting smarter with every article with input from reporters and editors, and providing predictive suggestions to help human reporters produce better stories.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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CCM Benchmark Group Nicheletters: an open platform for generating and monetising niche newsletters Europe 2019 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFrance
Project DetailsThe project will handle the following challenges : 1/ Producing hyper-niche newsletters 2/ Working on a “personalisation less” model 3/ Having enough traction to gain a large subscriber base
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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CM Investment Ltd. Transforming a Business Model Based on Data Matching Solutions Europe 2019 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryHungary
Project DetailsMajor Hungarian news site 24.hu will reinvent its business model by building two connected technological capabilities. A new automatic tagging solution will be developed and implemented to improve archive utilisation, content recommendation and advertising features. This technology utilises machine learning and natural language processing to provide an objective and efficient tagging of all content. In parallel, a single sign-on solution will be launched. This will empower users to control their topic preferences, personalise front pages, newsletters and app features. Combining these technological deliverables can provide basis to rationalise cost base and create new revenue streams.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
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Caerphilly Media Ltd Concise Court Lists Europe 2017 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryUnited Kingdom
Project DetailsThe project will seek to design and build a tool to scrape data from electronic court lists and arrange the data to enable journalists to more effectively cover the courts.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
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Caltagirone Editore VIS: fact-checking for print and online publishers (a project of Ced Digital & Servizi) Europe 2017 €350,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryItaly
Project DetailsVIS (Veritas in Silico) will develop and roll out to publishers the first full fledged system for assisted fact-checking, directly integrated in existing content management platforms but also accessible to individuals. Its aim is to maximise impact of fact checking. Based also on existing market ready solutions, VIS will develop a newsrooms-ready product. The core of the system is its Super Search functionality, using natural language processing technologies and Expert System's Cogito engine to search a variety of sources, both open and proprietary, combined with social network analysis.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
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Caltagirone Editore TNTA – Trusted News for Trusted Advertising (a project of Ced Digital & Servizi) Europe 2019 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryItaly
Project DetailsThe TNTA (Trusted News for Trusted Advertising) platform aims to fight the proliferation of Fake News by acting on what drives them to create: the economic revenue from digital advertising. By assigning a score to editorial web pages, the TNTA platform allows advertisers to avoid having their ADV associated with false or misleading news. Therefore TNTA will be integrated with data providers and Demand Side Platforms, allowing advertising investors to regain control of the media on which they publish the ADV
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
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Camera Lucida Productions (PCL) The Enemy - Distribution and Impact Strategies Europe 2016 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFrance
Project DetailsDirected by journalist Karim Ben Khelifa, the project uses VR technology to present interviews with combatants of conflicts, such as Israel and Palestine, Congo and El Salvador. The project was made possible through a co-production between Camera lucida, France Televisions, the NFB, Departement and Emissive.With the support of Google DNI, Camera lucida plans to initiate different distribution strategies, by creating exhibitions, mediation experiences in conflict zones, and to create fully-adapted impact measurement tools to apply these strategies to a global audience.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
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Carlo Strapparava Heady-Lines Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryItaly
Project DetailsIt is well known that a catchy and sensational title is a fundamental prerequisite for the success of news in many cases. This task is normally the work of a creative journalist or copy editor who has the goal of attracting the attention of the readers to the news. However, as the input and target of the communication are to change continuously, a creative system can be extremely beneficial to journalists for automatically finding effective and catchy headlines.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
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Carlos Ruano Newsbub Europe 2019 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySpain
Project DetailsThe Newsbub project is Pokemon Go for news! They want to make news fun and easy to consume - and help publishers connect with young news consumers
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
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Cartoon Movement (VJ Movement Foundation) Cartoons on Demand Europe 2017 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryNetherlands
Project DetailsCartoons on Demand will be a new service by a global network of editorial cartoonists. The service offers clients (Journalists/Media) the opportunity to have (custom-made) editorial cartoons or slideshows of cartoons in a few clicks and for a reasonable price. A One Stop Shop. They get access to a network of > 500 high quality professional cartoonists around the globe and their services, without having to invest in the creation of such a network.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
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Casus Ludi Newsgame Matrix Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFrance
Project DetailsNewsgames Matrix is a code and methods library aimed at speeding newsgames production process as well as improving their pertinence. The Newsgames Matrix is an open source project addressed at interdisciplinary teams, including journalists, designers and developers. The project links journalism and human sciences through game design.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
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Catchy A Data Compass Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryItaly
Project Details"You're entitled to your own opinions. You're not entitled to your own facts', Senator Moynihan's famous quote no longer applies in the digital age. From political elections to sport, healthcare, wars and cultures, public opinion increasingly clusters in angry communities, clinging to 'their own facts'. According to the World Economic Forum, 'the spread of false information is one of the most dangerous trends of our age'. Catchy, a research team composed of scientists and media analysts will implement a 'Compass' to steer editors and the public away from tainted sources and toward legitimate websites, a crucial task during emergencies or breaking news.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
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Cefriel READER WALLET - a Decentralized Blockchain-Based Digital Wallet Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryItaly
Project DetailsBy applying the principle of the distributed technology ledger (blockchain), we can imagine new sharing-economy scenarios for journalism.The Proof of Concept will be developed by applying smart contracts and blockchain infrastructure in the digital news value chain.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
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Cefriel Videosign Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryItaly
Project DetailsThe project will develop a new means to provide decentralised proof of publishing (timestamps and authorship) for digital video news.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
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Center for Independent Journalism Stealth Fighter - The Wayback Machine of Ethical Journalism Europe 2017 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryHungary
Project DetailsStealth editing is an unethical way of changing published online content. This project aims to develop a text-comparison tool called "Stealth Fighter" which will help identify the differences between the original and the subsequent versions of the content and make them transparent for the public. Users will be able to search for unnoticed alterations, browse and filter on the website of "Stealth Fighter". The tool will provide so far non-existing statistics about stealth editing. These data will certainly reveal the good and the bad practices and contribute to a more accountable and ethical news media in Hungary.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
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Center for Media, Data and Society at the Central European University Ownership Project Europe 2017 €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryHungary
Project DetailsThe Ownership Project is a simple, searchable and filterable visualised tool for tracking, monitoring and analysing the changes in ownership of the Hungarian media. With our tool it will be easy to identify political ties, favouritism and interest groups of the Hungarian media landscape adding data of revenues, profits and state advertising incomes.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
Comments from RecipientOur experience with Google was perfectly fine: They let us work autonomously on our project, and were flexible with the pacing of deliverables (as this was an innovative project). The colleagues we interacted with were highly professional. On the program as a whole: even though it is a good, respectable initiative, it is clear that Google has taken much more from the revenues of journalism than what it is giving back to journalism through the google DNI: It is a drop in the ocean. Google should do much more for journalism if they wanted to be perceived as the “good guys.”
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Centre for Community Journalism Value my news Europe 2018 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryUnited Kingdom
Project DetailsIndependent community and hyperlocal media form an integral part of the news ecosystem. Yet they struggle to find a sustainable revenue model. Value My News delivers a suite of tools to enable hyperlocals to create and capture revenues in three new ways through the sharing economy by pooling resources, from new leads and sales and by tracking where content has been used and not financially credited.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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City University London JUICE: the Journalist Creative Engine Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryUnited Kingdom
Project DetailsThe Centre for Creativity in Professional Practice at the Cass Business School has designed a new digital prototype to support creative thinking by journalists during the early development of news stories.The prototype that resulted from user-centred design is called JUICE - the JoUrnalIst Creative Engine. JUICE is a simple Add-on Sidebar and Dialog Box in Google Docs that a journalist can invoke when developing news stories.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
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City University London DMINR Europe 2017 €341,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryUnited Kingdom
Project DetailsDMINR is a research and verification tool to help journalists work with big data and conduct investigations in the digital era. It will act as a verification tool to quickly find information to help verify (or debunk) facts - particularly timely and important in the era of fake news. The tool will use highly advanced artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies to mine public data and make sense of results. It will utilise lateral search and API aggregation to find connections in big data and multiple lateral search locations. It will incorporate a highly-advanced search capability, AIML and a visual connection finder interface to then make sense, verify and visualise those connections.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
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Cofina Media COGNOS - Cognitive Network Of Statistics Europe 2016 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryPortugal
Project DetailsNegocios.pt journalists will be able to access raw data from regional, domestic and global statistic providers that will be mostly automatically treated and grouped according to defined criteria.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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Cofina Media VideoBite Europe 2017 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryPortugal
Project DetailsVideobite is a project of Cofina that aims to create and implement a new centralized platform to manage the workflow of online video by using a federated model to capture, ingest, archive, edit and distribute video in Cofina's online channels, supporting the entire value chain of Cofina's digital assets. All digital content produced by Cofina's journalists will be stored in a central archive (for internal use during the period of novelty of the information), but gradually parts of the archive will be made accessible to external entities through a subscription model, creating a new national media archive of contemporary history.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
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Cofina Media AudioQ Europe 2018 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryPortugal
Project DetailsAudioQ is collaborative project of Cofina Media and Priberam that aims to build a suite of journalistic products in the voice services space by bringing real-time, conversational news experience to consumers, namely through the creation of a series of podcasts with Narrated News, featuring a daily morning and evening audio news briefing, and custom voice-based Q&A apps for Portuguese news content.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
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Colectivo 5W Don't Forget Europe 2016 €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySpain
Project Details‘Don’t forget’ is an international journalism funding system aimed at covering neglected global issues and giving the users the power to participate in the agenda-setting
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
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Condé Nast TABLIT - reinvents the long read and powers a flexible membership model Europe 2019 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFrance
Project DetailsAt Vanity Fair France, the desire has always been that articles “read like a book”. This project wants to solve two problems at the same time: to reinvent the digital longreads experience and use the technology created to liberate from another burden: how to monetize the digital offering. Currently publishers like us are trapped between two options: funding by ad revenue (which favours volume over quality) or using existing paywall solutions that also bring their own downsides, namely minimizing reach. TABLIT pioneers a new monetisation route altogether, by powering, via the precision of its attention-tracking, the Pay What You Read VFair digital subscription.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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Conor Molumby Alert Data Journalism Europe 2017 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryIreland
Project DetailsThe Alert Data Journalism project aims to automate the process of finding stories from data.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
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Constructive Institute Constructive Mirror Europe 2019 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryDenmark
Project DetailsThe Constructive Mirror is a software to provide newsrooms and publishers with an innovative technical tool for evaluating the “constructiveness” of their news output. The software will be based on sentiment analysis that helps identify various (non-) constructive elements and biases in the news coverage. The main aim of developing this prototype is to give newsrooms around the world a tool that helps them quickly review the body of their reporting and see whether it is in any way biased or is otherwise missing elements typical to constructive journalism, such as balance, accuracy, future-orientation, solutions-focus, etc.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
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Content Flow LiMeS: Livestreaming & Mixed Reality Management System Europe 2018 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsLiMeS will provide live video streams with interactive mixed reality functions. This creates a second level of information in the livestreams and gives further opportunities for engagement and monetisation. All this will be easy as possible for journalists, editors, and event managers to set-up and lead to an increase of reach and engagement. LiMeS will create mixed reality information using automatic facial and object recognition as well as a CMS to edit and store extra information.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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Contexte The right news at the right time Europe 2018 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFrance
Project DetailsKeeping policy professionals in touch with the news they need is challenging. The project aims to provide them with personalised access to editorial content and data based on advanced machine learning techniques.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
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Correctiv Virtual Newsroom/Crowdnewsroom Europe 2016 €500,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsThe virtual newsroom / crowdnewsroom is intended to be a tool for journalists and citizens alike who are interested in collaborating on complex issues that they would like to work on in a journalistic way. On the basis of crowd-sourcing users will have the opportunity to cooperate in groups on individual topics. The virtual newsroom / crowdnewsroom will also focus on specific issues from climate change and crisis policy to local scandals and the greater inclusion of the disabled. The goal is the same throughout: complex topics are to be processed by as many people as possible in a journalistic way to promote a deeper understanding and widen the public debate."
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
Comments from RecipientThe information looks quite accurate. We were happy about this support. And Google never interfered with our activities and never asked for anything inappropriate.
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Corriere della Sera The Vocal Bot Europe 2016 €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryItaly
Project DetailsCorriere Digital Assistant will understand questions asked in natural language, such as 'Who won today's GP?.' It will interact with readers, directly replying to their questions when possible, and refining its results when that's not the case. The Digital Assistant will read headlines and articles, search Corriere della Sera's archives, and scrape all of our digital content. 'With this project, our readers will be just one sound bite away from the news they need. They will be talking to us - and we will get to talk to them in an easy, direct way. Corriere will be ready to answer their questions, and meet their needs - whenever and wherever they will want us to do that,' ó Luciano Fontana, Editor in Chief, Corriere della Sera.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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Corriere della Sera Corriere Predictive News Europe 2017 €450,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryItaly
Project DetailsCorriere Predictive News is an ecosystem that will enhance the way news are created supporting the editorial team with guidance, forecasting and suggestion about topics and trends that might evolve, and become significant stories, in the short medium period. The main target is to identify possible news before the real outbreak happen. We will use the latest AI Technologies such as Machine Learning, Deep Learning, NLP that will enrich our content and make our products more innovative in the Digital Journalism sphere.We produce a lot of stories every day that we offer to our users and we believe that applying this technologies to our workflow, journalists will push our products a step forward.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
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Corriere della Sera Corriere Digital Edition on smartphone Europe 2018 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryItaly
Project DetailsThe main goal is to redesign Corriere della Sera Digital Edition in order to reach a younger audience on smartphones. The market is observing a fast decline in tablet usage which has been the core device for the digital edition. This solution introduces innovative ways to enjoy the content and creates an engaging experience beginning with the uniqueness, quality and the accuracy of the Corriere Digital Edition brand.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
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Corse Presse Corsica cori: Connecting Corsicans locally and across the globe Europe 2019 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFrance
Project DetailsCorsica Cori allows our audience to choose between a Local and a Global newsfeed and then personalise it, combining content about: the region, the city, the village where they are (or where they come from), and general cultural topics pertaining to Corsica, and the activity of the diaspora.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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CosaVostra PodScript Europe 2017 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFrance
Project DetailsCombining a voice-to-text transcript service and a smart podcast player, PodScript is a Wordpress plugin that wants MORE from podcasts. It makes them easier to index, more accessible and more social. For podcasters, the workflow is straightforward: the transcript is drafted using speech to text. They can then improve the text through a user-friendly interface. SEO tags and metadata are automatically suggested. The podcast player enables the users to navigate the transcripts or to search and listen to specific sections. With PodScript, podcasting becomes a social activity: sharing a text snippet or an audio clipping on social media is easy.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
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Counterpointing UK Counterpointing Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryUnited Kingdom
Project DetailsThe first prototypes will include a browser plugin and a Facebook app to roll out in 2017.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
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Coventry University Virtual News Games Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryUnited Kingdom
Project DetailsCoventry University and the Coventry Telegraph are collaborating on a virtual reality project to tell the story of the Coventry Blitz in a completely new way. The university secured funding from digital giant Google to create a VR news game that will use 360 degree films, virtual reality and the Telegraph’s archive of photos and text from the devastating attack on the city on November 14, 1940. The funding has come from the Google Digital News Initiative, which aims to help innovators find fresh ways of bringing news to a new audience.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
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Coöperatie House of Journalism Coöperatie House of Journalism Europe 2016 €100,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryNetherlands
Project DetailsCoöperatie House of Journalism will develop a program that will enable independent journalists to gain control of new technological possibilities for content researching, co-production, enrichment, and delivery. The program will include development and implementation of tools, best practice sharing, and self-publishing. 'We created a new media organisation for and by freelance journalists.' ó Teun Gautier, Initiator and Publisher.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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Cuonda Counda, a Podcast Platform for the Hispanic Community Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySpain
Project DetailsCounda is a Podcast Platform for the Hispanic community. We are creating the first community focused on solving problems that have so far hindered the growth of podcasting among Spanish speakers, articulating a market for quality content and sustainable business models. Spanish language podcasters must face three problems:-The audience is highly fragmented, by countries and platforms. A lack of standardized metrics. Discoverability of new podcasts is extremely hard.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
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Cyprus News Agency StoryBot: Automated Workflows in News Production Towards Robot-Assisted Journalism Europe 2016 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryCyprus
Project DetailsApart from the creative parts of writing and editing a story, the process will be highly automated so that it can be performed quickly and with minimal intervention and effort by journalists. In this way, the journalists can have a set of ready-made sources on a subject of interest, already verified and categorized, which they can use to write, edit and publish a story.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
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Czech News Agency Automated multimedia news production Europe 2019 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryCzech Republic
Project DetailsOur ambition is to develop a solution which will help to eliminate tedious journalistic and editorial tasks, accelerate and simplify the workflow, improve accuracy of the agency production and performance of the website content. After this project is finished, published articles will contain links to other useful multimedia information automatically selected by the algorithm - photographs, related articles, background information etc. The agency clients will be provided with a faster service containing appropriate and better targeted selection of multimedia and supplementary news items from both the agency and their own archives.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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DB Medialab Leserkritikk (Reader Critics) Europe 2016 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryNorway
Project DetailsIt is currently running as a prototype on Dagbladet.no and has proven to be very effective in terms of receiving feedback openly without the downside of trolling. We aim to run this project openly and to let other publishers both contribute and run the solution on their site. The platform is to be developed with an open architecture to be implemented in any CMS.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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DB Medialab Codename Agenda Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryNorway
Project DetailsThe Agenda project is an attempt to redefine the form and structure of how news is distributed. By breaking stories down into a series of updates which may be presented, updated, distributed and reused in a variety of ways we hope to improve both the reader experience and internal workflows.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
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DELFI DEBUNK The News Europe 2017 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryLithuania
Project DetailsThis project by DELFI seeks to create a special platform for investigative journalism, which will help to detect fake news and reduce its harmful impact for the society. The innovative tool will allow debunking fake news permanently and stop spreading them out. In the long-term perspective, the project will contribute to the public awareness on disinformation techniques and fake news phenomenon, society's ability to think critically, and development of the high-quality news industry.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
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DELFI Open Monetisation Platform Europe 2018 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryLithuania
Project DetailsOpen Monetization Platform is a new ecosytem for sustainable, high quality paid content for Lithuanian society, connecting together three parties: preminum content readers, premium content creators and media publishers. The project team believe that journalism, financially supported by readers, will postively impact the modern online media environment and provide consistent revenue streams for suffering premium content creators.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
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DPA Deutsche Presse Agentur C-POP Story Driven Reader Revenue Europe 2019 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsWith C-POP news agencies and publishers will redefine their traditional co-operation model in order to significantly grow digital customer revenue and defend the economical fundament of the news ecosystem. Instead of supplying publishers with stories and photos in the old one-directional way („fire and forget“) news agencies have started to enrich and optimise news content based on usage data and user preferences provided by the publisher. This new feedback-driven supply cycle will provide publishers with content that directly supports reader revenue strategies.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
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Dag en Nacht Media The Podcast Loyalty Program Europe 2019 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryNetherlands
Project DetailsThe Podcast Loyalty Program aims to give the audience new and better means to interact with their favourite shows. For podcasters, it's a funding model that allows your listeners to donate to your show. For listeners, it's a platform to connect with the community, share pictures, interact with your favourite podcasters, to listen ad-free, and to find your next favourite show. It could be an app, or a website, or both, as long as it strengthens the direct connection and builds a loyalty between the creator and the audience.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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Dagbladet/Bakken & Bæck Artificially Intelligent Debates/Opinions at Norwegian Tabloid Dagbladet Europe 2016 €500,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryNorway
Project DetailsThe digital product development studio Bakken & Bæck teams up with Norwegian tabloid newspaper Dagbladet to explore ways in which news publishers can use artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance the production of quality journalism on public debates. The aim is to increase Norwegian news consumers ? engagement in public debates, by stimulating conversational news consumption. The project will use Bakken & BÊck's artificial intelligence technology platform Orbit for natural language processing (NLP) and natural language generation (NLG).
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
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Damocles Analytics Political Monitoring Europe 2018 €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryBulgaria
Project DetailsKeeping track of politicians opinions and actions over time is a difficult task that requires countless hours of research. This project will automate this process through a knowledge graph that grows and learns from TV transcripts, digitised newspapers, online articles and social media. AI is then used to help journalists and media organizations find, detect and visualize new insights and hidden patterns at scale.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
Comments from RecipientThe full amount awarded was €50,000. It's not awarded in full, but first we had to submit a report on the milestones we plan to reach in terms of the product development, (we received 30% initially) and the approximate deadlines for it. Once we've reached them we had to send a report with materials (website, presentations or a video of the product) to show the progress, then Google takes up to a month for the review, and if it's satisfactory they send the remaining 70% of the grant (where we still have a set of additional milestones that we report as we progress). In our case, we received the rest of the grant in May. On the overall experience, it has been good, the communication can be slow at times depending on the department but nothing unexpected. So far I haven't seen any attempts to nudge projects into a specific direction or other, but it's more of "if your idea looks innovative, we give you the grant with the only conditions to not spend it on travel, legal costs or office space".
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Danes je nov dan Parlameter Europe 2016 €331,860
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySlovenia
Project DetailsParlameter is a parliamentary monitoring tool that enables users to gain unique insight into the work of their representatives. By analysing data gathered from parliamentary sources and visualising it in embeddable information cards, it allows journalists to save time and easily enhance their online articles with relevant interactive content.'Instead of calling up a departmental meeting and involving several developers and a designer, journalists and the public should have their parliamentary data available to them in a way they can handle on their own. With Parlameter they can focus on analysing the political landscape and telling the story.' - éiga Vrta?i?
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
Comments from RecipientGoogle's DNI grant was really important for our organization. The funding helped us develop two major experimental projects, both of which have since grown in size and scope.
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Danes je nov dan Commentality Europe 2018 €42,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySlovenia
Project DetailsCommentality is an embeddable solution for online news organisations that facilitates constructive discussions. It allows users who make comments to see where they position themselves in the commenting crowd and engage with others’ statements in a way that lowers the engagement barrier as well as de-escalating the situation for participants who are highly emotionally motivated by the subject.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
Comments from RecipientGoogle's DNI grant was really important for our organization. The funding helped us develop two major experimental projects, both of which have since grown in size and scope.
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Daniel Mayer Hopwatch Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsHopwatch adds an annotated navigation layer to videos -- through an increasingly automated process -- so that consumers can jump to highlights rather than having to watch the entire video end-to-end.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
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Danwatch Open Supply Chain Europe 2016 €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryDenmark
Project DetailsOpen Supply Chain is a mapping and research tool, developed to investigate the global supply chains of our everyday consumer goods. Combining extensive experience with new technology, we aim to increase reporting on the local effects of the global market and bring human rights and environmental abuses out in the open.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
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Datadista Automated Follow-up Stories Europe 2017 €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySpain
Project DetailsAutomated Follow-up Stories is a platform for journalists to improve the process of following up their published stories using open data, Freedom of Information requests and investigative journalism.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
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Datenfreunde xMinutes Europe 2016 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsIn 2016, German organisation OpenDataCity received funding from Google's Digital News Initiative to explore sensor journalism and how data about a person's movements, or information such as whether they are scrolling through their smartphone using mobile data or a known Wi-Fi network, can provide context-aware news.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
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Datenfreunde CabNews Europe 2017 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsCabNews aims to open up a new distribution opportunity for media content, repurposing the waiting and travelling time. We connect publisher content and services apps of established providers.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
David Koranyi NewsGamify Europe 2017 €47,500
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryHungary
Project DetailsNewsGamify transforms the way we consume news - passive news readers become active 'news players' with the aid of gamification.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
Comments from RecipientWe are grateful to Google for the prototype grant, that enabled the development of newsgamer (we changed the name since). … Their team at Google DNI were very supportive and helpful in developing our platform which we hope will provide an exciting new format to combat fake news and support fact based journalism.
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De Persgroep Publishing Digital News Rack Europe 2016 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryBelgium
Project DetailsDe Persgroep will manage to reach interested news seekers easier and faster and hit them at the right time and the right place with free, high quality journalism which is in normal conditions only available for paying subscribers.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
De Persgroep Publishing De Volkskrant Guide to Life (a project of de Volkskrant) Europe 2018 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryNetherlands
Project DetailsThe Guide to Life, a smart recommendation platform unlocks an archive of expert content and match it with readers’ personal needs. The Guide will identify the best lifestyle content and generate personalised pages, based on the readers’ interests. It will guide the reader and the reader will guide the publisher, as they learn what is important.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
ReferencesLink to source
De Persgroep Publishing/Mediahuis Context is King - The Halo effect of premium news websites Europe 2017 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryBelgium
Project DetailsThis project will enable foreign advertisers who use programmatic buying to distinguisg premium content sites from non-premium ones for the benefit of readers, advertisers and publishers.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Deeptrace Deeptrace Europe 2019 €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryNetherlands
Project DetailsDeepfakes present unprecedented risks for businesses and governments, including sophisticated kinds of fraud, identity theft and fake news. Deeptrace provides a detection API that scans videos for malicious alterations, akin to antivirus software.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Secondary source: email disclosure from recipient
Dekoder.org Data-driven Donation Encourager Europe 2019 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsA tool that encourages donation through visualisation, dekoder.org will graphically display the benefit readers gain from reading content and the “symbolic debt” to the originator. The hope is the tool will nudge users to donate more generously and frequently.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Dennis Publishing Project Arete Europe 2017 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryUnited Kingdom
Project DetailsProject Arete will develop a prototype digital advertising trading platform (Sell Side) designed specifically for premium Publishers. Its key USP will be that will guarantee transaction transparency for both the sell side and the buy side. This layer of verified transparency will afford legacy publishers the ability to demonstrate and execute the true value of their media and audiences. Project Arete technology will allow premium Publishers to:Take direct control of inventory management and drive more effective yield; Verify the value of premium Publisher News brands in the programmatic landscape; Minimise ad stack 'taxes' by reducing reliance on 3rd party vendors; Reinvest budgets into maintaining editorial excellence.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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Der Spiegel Read the Game - New Digital Sport Journalism Based on Innovative Performance Analysis (a project of Spiegel Online) Europe 2016 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsThe project aims to create a new way of experiencing and analyzing soccer games for readers and journalists. Fans will be able to become experts - using novel applications based on artificial intelligence.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
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Der Spiegel VAMP: Voice and Audio Monetisation Platform (a project of Spiegel Online) Europe 2018 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsThe shift towards voice-based interfaces forces publishers to develop new content, tools and workflows and to ensure monetisation. SPIEGEL ONLINE’s Voice and Audio Monetization Platform (VAMP) tackles these challenges through several open-source modules. The delivery module enables editors to deliver audio content to different outlets. The discovery module allows users to find audio content according to their information needs. The monetization module establishes revenue streams through innovative ad formats and ad serving. And the analytics module provides reliable metrics for content and ad performance. VAMP’s modular technology enables inclusion of existing tools, cooperation with external partners and stimulates innovation.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
ReferencesLink to source
Deutsche Welle/Fraunhofer IDMT/Athens Technology Center Digger - deepfake detection Europe 2019 €450,114
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsWhen we cannot trust our eyes and ears anymore then what can we trust? Deepfakes are hyper-realistic video forgeries in which people say or do things that they’ve never actually said or done. The visual quality of deepfakes will soon become so flawless that it will be hard to make a judgement on veracity by mere visual verification. Digger’s solution is to approach the problem from a different side; using state-of-the-art audio forensics technologies to detect audio tampering in videos. The audio forensics toolkit will be integrated in a video verification application that is made available to verification experts.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
Comments from RecipientFrom Fraunhofer IDMT: Together with Deutsche Welle and the Athens Technology Center SA, we, the Fraunhofer IDMT, are partners in the research project "Digger". The project has started in spring 2019, so it is still difficult for us to say anything about our experiences with Google.
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Deutsche Welle/LETA SPEECH.MEDIA - Multilingual Speech Rendering for Media Europe 2016 €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsThe prototype combines plug-ins for different Google tools, thus creating a complete workflow for multilingual media content. It provides the end user the option to get the audio of online video content in their language of choice, either as a voiceover or as subtitles. The challenges are a smooth flow between the different components, and synchronization with the video.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Secondary source: email disclosure from recipient
Deutsche Welle/LETA/University of Le Mans/Priberam news.bridge Europe 2017 €437,500
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project Details"news.bridge" builds a platform that integrates and enhances a mix of off-the-shelf tools for automated transcription, translation, voiceover and summarization of video and audio content for a large number of languages. It thus provides a complete workflow using advanced language technologies to facilitate and enhance multilingual news production. It allows a smooth, fast, fully-automated output in the form of subtitles, voiceover or transcribed text, with editorial control as an option. This tool now makes it possible for broadcast content to become available in virtually any language.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
Comments from RecipientFrom LETA: In this project LETA did not have any direct communication with Google, as the project is managed by Deutche Welle in Germany. It is my understanding that Google is merely overseeing that the funds are used as per our original project proposal.
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Deutsche Welle/MindFlux Sixth Sense Retrieval Europe 2017 €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsSixth Sense Retrieval will demonstrate a complete workflow for image recognition in news videos, unlocking a wealth of archived content, streamlining content production and delivering higher-quality videos to audiences.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Secondary source: email disclosure from recipient
Diario de Navarra Subscription Accelerator Content - S.A.C. Europe 2019 €206,150
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySpain
Project DetailsA software tool designed to accelerate the conversion rate from news readers to digital subscribers. Analyzing the most frequent behaviors and interest of our community, we will be able to identify which content creates the most engagement. Machine learning will identify and suggest key ingredients that make up the most popular stories, providing a model for higher quality journalism.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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Diario de Noticias da Madeira A region that brings us together Europe 2017 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryPortugal
Project Details"A region that brings us together" is already a section in print edition where reporters tell the stories of people from Leiria who live abroad. With the project submitted to DNI Fund we face the challenge to turn it into digital inviting emigrants to have a voice. Through a digital platform and a mobile app called "World Reporter", they are welcome to tell their own experiences abroad. At the same time, they get updated news, information, professional and business opportunities related to the region they left. This project aims to be a permanent dialogue between newspaper and its readers.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Diario de Noticias da Madeira Portugal Now Europe 2018 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryPortugal
Project DetailsPortugal Now will be a local travel platform that open doors to travelers who want to experience destinations like a local via meals, activities, homestays and guided tours using augmented reality and gamification. Portugal Now will be in 4 different languages (Portuguese, English, German and French) and lead by the Diário de Noticias da Madeira with the cooperation of 14 Portuguese local newspapers. The collaboration has a dual goal. First, to give citizens better coverage of their local experiences and secondly to supply trustworthy content to all tourists that visit each district.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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Die Tageszeitung (TAZ) A Sustained Cooperative Funding Toolset for Online Publishing Europe 2016 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsThe project will build upon the taz's owner/reader community's strong commitment, and will introduce numerous reader-friendly initiatives for both short- and long-term support, including voluntary subscriptions and/or crowdfunding native to taz.de. The project will develop an open source solution to enable also other online news publishers to introduce a flexible voluntary scheme of payments and other types of support from readers to the publisher.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
Die Zeit Archivist - Data driven content management Europe 2017 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsThe Archivist is a data-driven system to increase user engagement with evergreen content.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Die Zeit Freelancer Engagement & Management Tool Europe 2017 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsWe are building a simple tool that enables freelancers to submit story pitches and receive feedback on their articles, while allowing us as a newsroom to better communicate with the network of writers we are working with.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Diogo Queiroz Andrade AR for Hyperlocal News Europe 2019 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryPortugal
Project DetailsThis project will develop a model to deliver news in Augmented Reality by building a fully functional prototype of news production and distribution within an AR platform. The idea is to create a multimedia and interactive newsfeed in an environment where users can access geolocalized information. It will focus on a hyperlocal setting because AR is particularly suited to benefit users looking for relevant information regarding their surroundings.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Dossier DOSSIER Sources Europe 2017 €47,680
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryAustria
Project DetailsDOSSIER Sources is both, tool and platform allowing news organisations to organise sources efficiently, embed them into their stories to make otherwise hidden sources readily available for readers and give users the opportunity to fact-check stories themselves.The goal of DOSSIER Sources is to strengthen and sustain news organisation's credibility by handing over original sources to their readers.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
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Douglas Arellanes and Pete Haughie Mural Europe 2017 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryCzech Republic
Project DetailsThe Mural project seeks to make visual storytelling easier and more prominent in European online journalism. While European photographers and video journalists have consistently done outstanding work, the way their work has been presented has been a challenge. With the Mural project, we will make a tool to make high impact visual longform journalism easier, more effective and more affordable.There are several areas of coverage that will benefit from Mural's easy full-screen presentation tools, including features, investigations and documentaries, sports, arts coverage and data journalism. Mural enables us to tell stories and reach audiences in new, exciting ways.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
DuMont Mediengruppe RightHere (a project of DuMont Net) Europe 2017 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsA news app extension (SDK) combining geofencing and notification technologies to provide an easy to use live coverage frontend for users and verified user generated content for publishers. As an extension to DuMont's native apps 'RightHere' adds camera and text editor functionality to the user's notification layer. Triggered by geofencing data this notification layer then provides the user on site with an activation note and a simple UI to engage in instantaneous news coverage with text, video or photo content."
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
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DuMont Mediengruppe ReadersClub Europe 2019 €475,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsDuMont.next, the digital unit of DuMont, will partner up with German campaign agency Zum goldenen Hirschen to develop ReadersClub: a loyalty program for the readers and users of Hamburger Morgenpost's news site mopo.de. The program's aim is to strengthen the customer retention by awarding user engagement onsite with special promotions.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
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E-Kiosk Get Licensed - Free automation platform for authors and publishers Europe 2017 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryPoland
Project DetailsGet Licensed is a free automation platform to help authors and publishers aggregate and sell their content licenses.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Economedia Kapital NewsPal Europe 2016 €206,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryBulgaria
Project DetailsKapital NewsPal will deliver a personalized news-edition, which has the advantages of a newspaper (selection, linearity, completion), combined with the advantages of the digital world (shareability, archivability, timeliness). is personalised for specific users. It will be the first of a product series that will revolutionize the way we serve information to our readers by respecting their topic-time-device preferences.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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Economia Natural Language Generation in Journalism Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryCzech Republic
Project DetailsThe scope of our project is Natural Language Generation. The objective is to use software to create short articles of 100 to 200 words based on structured data e.g. sport results and statistics. In this pilot phase we will focus on England's Premier League. Other domains shall follow later.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Economia Respekt Club - Membership programme and social network for subscribers Europe 2017 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryCzech Republic
Project DetailsRespekt Club is a membership programme and social network for subscribers and fans of Respekt Magazine.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Edenspiekermann POST - a Post Publishing Tool for Journalists Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsPOST is a post-publishing tool for journalists that will suggest the right action at the right moment. It will help individual journalists to interpret signals around their stories and topics and immediately take the right actions to increase reach and engagement with new stories. POST was developed during Edenspiekermann's Maker Days, a monthly hackathon where research intersects with play and prototyping.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Edenspiekermann POST - Unleash the Power of Post-publishing Europe 2017 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsOur aim is to innovate post-publishing in newsrooms and enable editorial teams to win new audiences: ´POSTª tracks stories once they're published, watches behaviour through analytics tools, offering useful, actionable editorial hints to improve story reach and traction. Editors get notified on concrete opportunities to spin their own stories further in the moment they can do something about it.The product will weave into existing workflows, operating as a Slackbot taking your story, monitoring it, and suggesting the right action at the right momentóquick, simple and personal. We will develop this together with 10 major D/A/CH news orgs contributing to culture transformation in newsrooms as well as adding to the ecosystem's bottom line.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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Edge NPD All Bots & Trolls Filter Europe 2018 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryPoland
Project DetailsThe project is an AI-based firewall, limiting the risks and a negative impact of bots and trolls on readers’ experience and advertisers’ campaigns efficiency, which are the primary source of business for publishers. It will be an intelligent technology that automatically detects undesirable sources of traffic and allows publishers to gain an additional source of revenue within their existing advertising models.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
ReferencesLink to source
Ediciones El País SL El País HD (a project of El País) Europe 2016 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySpain
Project DetailsWhat would happen if online video newsrooms had available tools in real time that allowed them to take decisions on production/ publication/ distribution based on data about audience trends and interests, and to be able to devise video streaming channels and VOD dynamic outlets to be distributed on OTT platforms and linear television stations? EL PAÕS hereby introduces ELPAIS-HD
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
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Ediciones El País SL Branded Content Inventory Optimizator Europe 2019 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySpain
Project DetailsThe Branded Content Inventory Optimizator will improve the amount of CMS based Branded Content publishers can run on their properties. This will be done without sacrificing visits thanks to the use of AI prediction models and real time rendering, therefore eliminating the most important bottleneck and allowing revenue to increase substantially. Built in an agnostic way that will guarantee it can be used on top of any CMS, the code will be available so every publisher interested can use it free of charge.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
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Ediciones Prensa Libre Personalized Aperture Paywall Europe 2018 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySpain
Project DetailsNew subscribers are not found via access to the best stories because of hard paywalls and, as metered paywalls, are inefficient the approach of this project is to track users habits in real-time to customise the hard paywall for each reader. The paywall will be raised for an individual loyal reader, even non-subscribers, providing they exceed the average loyalty and is profitable via advertising. The second challenge is to maximize the number of new subscriptions while minimising the number of free available stories. Subscribers will be a control group to detect most successful content and to qualifiy them with an user centric taxonomy.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
Editorial Ecoprensa Market Sentiment Europe 2016 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySpain
Project DetailsMarket Sentiment is the first media-tool that helps investors to analyze the markets using different digital sources; for example globally used social media, elEconomista.es daily news, and its digital users' behaviour. With Market Sentiment we will be capable to provide our users with a new tool that will complement the technical and fundamental analysis.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
Eesti Meedia 15min+ Europe 2017 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryLithuania
Project DetailsAlthough solutions are available to identify content for major national and global stories, they don't work well for journalists covering small and hyperlocal communities,' explains Tom·s Garc'a Mor·n, Project Director. 'We wanted to explore how new technology could help us deliver a more relevant local news service.'
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
Eesti Meedia Data Stories Europe 2018 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryEstonia
Project DetailsData plays a critical role in the validation of facts and finding new stories - provided that data can be easily analysed and understood. Getting the “gist” of a data source and quickly finding out what questions can be answered, is still a challenge. DataStories seeks to provide a solution that will equip journalists with skills required for data journalism, enabling them to analyse flows of data and bring sense and structure to it. It will help to extract facts and insights, revealing the “hidden” stories that the data brings up, providing the context to support and shape journalist’s future stories.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
ReferencesLink to source
Eesti Meedia BNS Data Hub (a project of BNS Lithuania) Europe 2019 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryLithuania
Project DetailsJournalists today spend more and more time monitoring various data sources, but are struggling to keep up with the volume of information being generated. BNS Data Hub will automatise this task by gathering and sifting through information, enabling journalists to concentrate on other tasks.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
El Independiente Income Atribution & Personalised Content Europe 2018 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySpain
Project DetailsIf each user consumes information and advertising in a different manner, why should they all have to pay for content in the same way? El Independiente wants to face this challenge by developing an attribution tool that determines income generated by each user and allows for a flexible business model. In this way each user will pay for, and enjoy what is of most value to them. Personalization allows for unique experiences and adapts to user behavior and habits. One size does not fit all, and this is one of the challenges behind all newspaper subscription.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
ReferencesLink to source
El Leon de el Español TAGLICIOUS Europe 2017 €101,952
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySpain
Project DetailsTAGLICIOUS automatically generates one-minute videos from any topic, or tag, and publishes a title and picture to the relevant section of the news.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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Elemedia Real Time Sports 4 All Europe 2016 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryItaly
Project DetailsReal Time Sports 4 All will be a powerful and flexible platform for the collection and management of sport data and contents in real time. The platform will include specific intuitive user interfaces for each sport, in order to provide the reporter with a dedicated data collection tool. This platform will be able to gather, process and standardize in real time data coming from multiple sources and make them available to the publisher's CMS, for direct publication or potentially for syndication strategies. Cost reductions, increase of editorial quality and new revenue stream opportunities will be the main potential benefits of this project.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
ReferencesLink to source
Emmi Skytén Verner Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFinland
Project DetailsA platform for professional, narrative and journalistic podcasts for mobile use. Each month we publish a new series of 4 episodes, one episode per week. Users can stream these podcasts by subscribing and paying a monthly fee.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
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Empresa Jornalística Região de Leiria Easy2B - Easier and global sponsorship for local newspapers Europe 2019 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryPortugal
Project DetailsEasy2B is an intelligent and easy-to-use digital monetisation platform combining the interests of local media publishers and local small businesses. Local sponsors can intuitively register their businesses and create digital campaigns and make them available online through local media. In turn, publishers can automatically source for sponsors and expand their base, manage the registered ones, approve their campaigns and billing them, using artificial intelligence. The aim is to bring “lost” local businesses to online local newspapers, by offering both sides an easy-to-use digital platform and deliver campaigns considering the reader’s profile and specific news content.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
Enikos "Project CPinNG" - Quality News Collaborated With Journalistic Integrity and Sturdy Validity Europe 2016 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGreece
Project DetailsRanging from famous journalists to small time bloggers, NewsCentral provides a unique meeting and expression point for the betterment of the world of news. That makes it the ideal place for young talent to be discovered and recognized, but to also learn about journalistic integrity and ethics.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
ReferencesLink to source
Ernesto Diaz-Aviles Learning to Predict the Global Risks Interconnections from the Web Europe 2017 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryIreland
Project DetailsWe envision a future where journalists will no longer be limited to report past or current affairs, but they will be empowered by Artificial Intelligence to write about future events with a fair degree of certainty. Perhaps we will not accomplish this ambitious goal in this exploratory project, but we want to get closer to this end. We propose to build a prototype based on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning that mines the Web and predicts the (non-obvious) interconnections of global risks that will be at the core of tomorrow's news.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Euronews Telling Stories in 360 Europe 2016 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFrance
Project DetailsEuronews aim to become the first European newsroom to fully integrate VR journalism into their reporting and to regularly publish 360degree news videos. Through experimentations and iterations, Euronews is establishing a production process which involves and develops the skills of journalists, but also producers and video editors across the company. They are developing several immersive formats to choose from and are training a wide range of reporters on using this new VR technology to cover hard news, sport, culture and feature-style 360degree videos.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
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Euronews Euronews Europe 2016 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFrance
Project DetailsEuronews will deliver regular VR news content to a global audience for its language services by creating the first fully-integrated 360degree workflow in an international media group. This immersive journalism offer will include, among other things, hard news reports as well as the 360degree adaptation of Euronews' iconic No Comment programs.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
ReferencesLink to source
Europa Press Open Data News Platform Europe 2016 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySpain
Project DetailsOur project involves creating, organizing and popularizing an 'Open Data News Platform' which facilitates the use of open data both as a source for news and as a fact validation instrument. <!--td {border: 1px solid #ccc;}br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;}-->
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
ReferencesLink to source
European Behavioral Studies Institute MediaScanner Europe 2017 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySlovenia
Project DetailsThe project is a collaboration among fields that are usually regarded as incompatible, especially in regards to a greater good: investigative work, social sciences, and digital activism. The focus is the investigative method SCAN, developed for determining credibility of statements. This framework will be updated and applied to the dialogues of the Slovenian evening news broadcast Odmevi, which features conversations with public figures, thus giving the public an insight into the credibility of opinion makers. The goal is to eventually, in partnership with software experts, establish an automated process and in the long-term to adapt the method for general use.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
European News Exchange Global AR News Exchange (GANE) Europe 2018 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryLuxembourg
Project DetailsGlobal AR News Exchange (GANE) is a marketplace that will allow AR News creators to buy readymade AR experiences, and to share the ones they have created or co-created. GANE will encourage standardization and streamlining of content production, so that the news organizations can use AR experiences as a storytelling device and an efficient way to engage their audience.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
ReferencesLink to source
Eurozet Magazine 120 Seconds Europe 2016 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryPoland
Project DetailsNo Description
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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Explaain Explaain - Your News Companion Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryUnited Kingdom
Project DetailsExplaain makes it easier to read the news. Our mission is to make every citizen in the world savvy, informed and engaged in current affairs. We believe journalism is struggling because it can't offer an experience to compete with social media, smartphone apps and other emerging technologies. Publishers get increased engagement for zero extra effort, and readers get a personalised learning experience whenever they read the news.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
FTM Media Gamification of Investigative Journalism Europe 2017 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryNetherlands
Project DetailsOur goal is to keep the audience involved and engaged, in order to develop new stories and deepen our investigations by using "the wisdom of the crowds" and the knowledge of specialists.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
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Factmata Factmata Europe 2016 €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryUnited Kingdom
Project DetailsThe system is built upon academic research in natural language processing, conducted at University College London and the University of Sheffield.The Factmata Project aims to build a product for people to engage in the process of correcting news articles, identifying fallible claims, and supporting more accurate information on the web. Most importantly, we want to make fact checking easier, and much more fun!
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
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Financial Times Predictive Metadata Analytics in the Newsroom Europe 2016 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryUnited Kingdom
Project DetailsThis project aims to increase engagement with Financial Times content by creating intelligence about the quality of metadata tagging and making it available to the newsroom.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
Financial Times External Trend Monitor Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryUnited Kingdom
Project DetailsUsing automated clustering and classification to identify the topics being written about by the FT and external news sources, our project helps journalists to understand trends and spot gaps in their coverage.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Financial Times Quantifying Knowledge Europe 2017 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryUnited Kingdom
Project DetailsBuilding knowledge is a huge motivator for readers of the Financial Times. However, the abundance of content on offer can ironically discourage readers from further engaging with a topic. By harnessing the unique knowledge quantification technology developed by their partner :CRUX, they intend to provide users with a live knowledge score and recommendations to show them how much they know based on what they read, and guide them to the most appropriate articles. The system offers a unique gamified layer, motivating and guiding discovery of more relevant articles via a score-based system. Users can see their knowledge accumulate as they are directed to the best articles and receive alerts about changes in their knowledge levels as news emerges.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
FixxPunkt project pili-ana Europe 2017 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySwitzerland
Project DetailsPili-ana is an open-source, mobile-friendly web application highlighting the most relevant discussions and comments. The mobile-friendly GUI will allow journalists to efficiently interact with the highlighted opportunities, approve or delete user comments, reply to user comments. Pili-ana will therefore have a vast impact on the credibility of journalists and media, empowering them to take the lead in the public discussion on their platforms.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
Followistic Authory Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsAuthory is a platform designed to empower individual journalists by allowing them to become more independent and to stand out with original journalism. The service enables journalists to quickly store, search and browse their articles, effectively creating a timeless and up-to-date archive of everything they have ever written. Readers can follow the archives of their favourite journalists and receive notifications whenever there is a new article, regardless of where it is published.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Followistic Pledge Europe 2018 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsPledge is designed to empower freelance journalists with a new source of revenue: the goodwill of their readers. The project aim is to enable journalists to build a network of supporters out of their existing readership.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
Fondanazione Openpolis TICI - Tracking Italian Conflict of Interest Europe 2018 €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryItaly
Project DetailsTICI is an infra-structure to analyze and monitor power in Italy, by bringing together data on political figures and institutions, companies and economic entities, as well as public administrations and civil servants. Three different layers put together will create a single map representing power in Italy. A map to draw lines connecting politicians and civil servants to companies; economic interests to political appointments; track conflicts of interest and much more.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
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Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas Check-it - Visualizing fake news on social media Europe 2017 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGreece
Project DetailsCheck-it clearly vizualises fake news on social media, empowering people with the tools they need to verify the news they consume.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Frank Westphal Structured News: Atomizing the News Into a Browsable Knowledge Base for Structured Journalism Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsThis approach enables news ""atoms"" and ""particles"" to be findable, investigable and recombinable as individual units.This in turn makes personal media feasible where a story can be customized for each reader, depending on her device, time budget and information needs, effectively being an answer to the unbundling of news.For the news ecosystem as a whole, structured data could become a new building block enabling a Lego-like flexibility in the newsroom."
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung FAZ 9 Europe 2016 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsThe project will provide an intelligent way for readers to customize their own individual news feeds on their mobile devices. The content is carefully selected from the F.A.Z.'s digital newspaper and individually compiled, based on editorial criteria and user preferences.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
ReferencesLink to source
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung FAZ Audio Europe 2018 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsIn order for F.A.Z. to truly accompany the user throughout the day, they will create F.A.Z. Audio – a new platform to serve users audio content especially in situations when reading doesn't work.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung F.A.Z. Personalisation: Content layers for a regional focus Europe 2019 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsPersonal relevance is characterized by the regional and social context of the individual. F.A.Z. provides exactly the security and reliability the reader expects. Whilst being a nationwide brand F.A.Z. is highly successful in the area, especially in print. The Rhine-Main area is covered for the reader with the same care and high quality as national and international political, cultural and economic issues. The main goals of the project are creating the technological capability to offer users personalized content and functionality which lies like a ‘layer’ above the standard products. This leads to increased user retention and conversions to paid subscriptions.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
Fratria Studio Polaków Europe 2017 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryPoland
Project DetailsThe Polish Studio project will allow readers and viewers to chat via live video with their favourite wPolsce.pl journalists about important current issues.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
Freedom House Romania PressHub Market - innovative and quality journalism Europe 2019 €49,700
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryRomania
Project DetailsPressHub Market platform aims to create a connection between newspapers – the sellers, and businesses – the buyers, as an effective available tool. Through the platform, a potential customer would be able to select any kind of online advertisement tool he wants to buy on a news website: banner, advertorial, special project or other tools available to promote businesses online. PressHub Market provides traffic data and potential reach for the customer, depending on what advertisement tool the customer decides to choose. Through Google tools, publishers, buyers, advertisers can choose, buy, schedule and manage most of the main activities.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
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Front Kommunikasjon StoryPage - An open-source page builder for news front pages Europe 2017 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryNorway
Project DetailsStoryPage is an open source user interface for building interactive news front pages, empowering editors to position articles for optimum impact.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Frontline Media mind Remix Europe 2017 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFrance
Project DetailsRemix is an online content editor that will allow to swiftly integrate existing content and database from Frontline MEDIA and other content suppliers in pre-defined market research formats. The editor will also ease the verification of the information consistency, its updates and exports, while offering a slick interface to assign and collaborate on specific research papers.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Full Fact Factchecking Automation and Claim Tracking System (FACTS) Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryUnited Kingdom
Project DetailsFACTS will give journalists the killer question the moment they need it. It will save time, when journalists have never had less. It will help stop misinformation spreading through the news. It will help journalism maintain the credibility that audiences demand.Our tool has two modes. One identifies claims we have factchecked before and provides a verdict. The most innovative mode factchecks claims automatically using statistical analysisósomething never done before.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
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Full Fact Third Generation Factchecking Europe 2017 £165,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryUnited Kingdom
Project DetailsNon-partisan factchecking needs to be available whenever and wherever people need it. Increasingly it is. Full Fact and other factcheckers are publishing factchecks in reusable formats. Google for example is incorporating them into search results. Full Fact's automated factchecking tools, pioneered with Google DNI prototype funding, are presenting relevant factchecks in real time in response to live TV. But how do we make sure that factchecking at internet scale is balanced and fair, when we don't control when or where or how our factchecks appear? This project aims to tackle that problem through user research and editorial and technical innovation.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
Fundación Ciudadana Civio Verba Volant Europe 2018 €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySpain
Project DetailsVideo transcriptions are an underutilized resource by journalists and media researchers, despite the fact that finding information in (and extracting data from) text is much more efficient than watching a video. VERBA VOLANT will bring to the surface the growing corpus of transcripts and provide NLP features in an easy-to-use and convenient tool, enabling journalists and newsrooms to access a whole new kind of information.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
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Fundacja ePaństwo Journalists Dashboard for Researching on Public Figures Europe 2016 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryPoland
Project DetailsThe tool will integrate and organize data from many public sources and make them available to public in a way that makes it possible to quickly analyze and see connections between them. Data sources will include those which are not being indexed by search engines crawlers because of their SEO-unfriendly or even crawlers-blocking nature.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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Funke Mediengruppe Data Story Finder Europe 2016 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsThe tool, with the working title "Data Story Finder", helps journalists with multiple data-journalistic processes from the collection and unified backup of data via statistical calculations to visualization - and without programming knowledge. Carsten Erdmann: "The Data Story Finder will simplify the data-journalistic work in the newsroom - even for non-experts."
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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Funke Mediengruppe UNICORN project Europe 2017 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsUNICORN will be a Universal (Video) Content Redistribution Network. Increasing reach and profitability of video through automating curation, simplifying the User Interface and abstracting editorial workflows from backend technologies, while serving all publishing brands and target platforms. We believe in the relevance of video for digital news storytelling. We want to enable editors to publish more video in less time. The UNICORN project aims to streamline editorial workflows and introduce economies of scale to video reporting. This project aims to overcome hurdles in workflow and marketplace and to establish a sustainable, profitable video business.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
ReferencesLink to source
Funke Mediengruppe Robot-Assisted User-Generated-Content & Content Sponsoring (a project of Westdeutsche Verlags- und Werbegesellschaft) Europe 2018 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsThe project lowers the barriers for content creation by easing the process of creating articles about local sports. By combining the strengths of user generated content and automatic text generation completely new segments of local sport and event stories will open up for publishers.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
ReferencesLink to source
Funky Citizens Reinventing community-focused journalism Europe 2018 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryRomania
Project DetailsWhat follows on from the politically-tied media mogul? This project aims to revitalize the dead local media scene and build a more sustainable business model. Using fact-checking and community building experience, this project will connect with senior journalists to tell data-driven stories which are relevant for all funky citizens in Bucharest.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
GEDI Gruppo Editoriale Customer Value Accelerator - Improving conversion rate Europe 2017 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryItaly
Project DetailsThis project will be an aggregator, connecting publishers' tools and systems, building marketing workflow for conversion, and providing smart recommendations. Publishers will gain a data-driven platform to address user conversion journeys step by step.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
ReferencesLink to source
GEDI Gruppo Editoriale Thriving News Europe 2017 €450,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryItaly
Project DetailsThriving news allows newsrooms to manage the daily work in an innovative and more efficient way by providing many predictive indicators useful for covering the right topics in the right moment and for optimizing the distribution of the editorial contents throught the most appropriate social pages, thus creating an internal market-place for the distribution of news.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
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GEDI Gruppo Editoriale Come Together! (a project of GEDI News Network) Europe 2019 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryItaly
Project Details“Come Together!” is a digital place where readers’ contributions, the work of journalists and technology can act together to bring the local newspaper back to the center of the public debate of local communities, as an institutional subject able to act with and for readers’ trust. For journalists “Come Together!” will be a dashboard with widgets to organize calls to action to build investigative and solution journalism reporting, but also public events. It will be a digital community accelerator for readers, offering tools to report and take part. The project will be developed for all the 14 GNN local titles.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
ReferencesLink to source
GONG Mosaic of Influence Europe 2016 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryCroatia
Project DetailsThe online platform will identify, collect, and keep regular updates on datasets from public sources. Additionally, it will produce meaningful research, analysis, or contextualising of PEPs and their public- and private- stakeholder connections. This will make desk research about Croatian PEPs faster, less expensive, and more user-friendly - for the first specialized fact-checking media in Croatia, www.Faktograf.hr, as well as the Croatian and EU media spheres.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
Geneea Analytics Artificial Intelligence Article Analysis Europe 2017 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryCzech Republic
Project DetailsDevelop a system to automatically analyse article content to support journalists in their work. The tool will offer suggestions of how to rank images, advise on the best related articles and content tags.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Glitch.digital Mercury Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryUnited Kingdom
Project DetailsIt features automated transcription, subtitle generation, translation of spoken audio between different languages using synthesised voices, clipping, the option to add overlays, branding and effects, support for publishing videos in different formats (including mobile) and the ability to record audio and video directly in-browser.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Glob360 TruDat Europe 2016 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryPoland
Project DetailsTruDat is a fact checking news website which verifies main topics currently in debate in close to real time. TruDat acts as a news organisation doing its own reporting on headline news as well as on common political or social opinions such as immigrant impact, vaccination or climate change, with strong contribution from its community.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
ReferencesLink to source
Glob360 Brid - hybrid co-funding journalism platform Europe 2019 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryPoland
Project DetailsBrid is a hybrid funding/editorial platform for digital newsrooms and readers in a market where subscriptions are still a novelty. The idea behind Brid is to educate readers that quality journalism is worth supporting by letting readers co-decide which time and resources consuming topic the newsroom should pursue and then monetising that decision-making process into co-funding.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
Global Editors Network (GEN) Data Journalism Den Europe 2016 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFrance
Project DetailsThe Data Journalism Den is a global hub by the Global Editors Network, dedicated to serving the international data journalism community through the collaborative exchange of data, tools, and resources. It aims at empowering the community to develop further, and be sustainable.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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Global Notícias Media Group S.A. JN Directo (a project of Global Noticais Publicações, SA) Europe 2016 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryPortugal
Project DetailsJornal de Not'cias is innovating Portuguese digital newsrooms by fully stepping into a complete new channel: video. Following 128 years of print and 21 years of web presence, web video will enrich JN's storytelling while extensively covering news in the north of Portugal. For the first time, JN's traditional verticals i.e Cities, People, Culture or Health - will go beyond the written word and use motion images to enrich storytelling both in the newsroom's studio and wherever there is a JN reporter - live or with first-class post production, with real imagery or by editing real and infographics.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
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Global Notícias Media Group S.A. Smart Paywall - Understanding audience better Europe 2017 €312,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryPortugal
Project DetailsThis project aims to know Global Media Group readers more deeply in order to sell them its portfolio, working on the 'conversion' step of the selling funnel in addition to the 'awareness' and 'engagement' steps already carried out.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
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Global Notícias Media Group S.A. The media and the new generations (a project of Açormedia) Europe 2019 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryPortugal
Project DetailsThe media and the new generations’ is a project aimed at creating a platform for all school newspapers, allowing schools to publish their own content and share their activities and events with the general public via the newspaper’s website, while simultaneously ensuring that youngsters understand the importance of journalistic work as opposed to the proliferation of the so-called “fake news”. This platform, that combines school publications and local information created by journalists, and in which each student will be able to work as a journalist, will promote a better-informed society: one with greater awareness of the media’s important role.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Golden Network Golden News - Targeting the millennial generation Europe 2017 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFrance
Project DetailsGolden News aims to empower the millennial generation through a disruptive news offering - with editorial angles focused on engaging subject matter, bringing digital talents, interactive formats and strong brand identity to the news.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
ReferencesLink to source
Golem Media/Computec Media When Will ... Be Available? Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsInternet users are used to finding answers to their questions immediately and also expect to be informed by the media in a precise, direct and straightforward manner. We cater to these kinds of queries by providing an automated information service. An algorithm will be fed with unstructered data sources until single features like names, designations and numbers are reliably recognized, classified, and archived.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
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Golem Media/Computec Media act2access - A new way to pay for journalism Europe 2017 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsGolem.de will establish a new way of paying for an editorial online product: readers provide time and knowledge, carry out mini tasks, and earn credits which they can use to pay for ad-free access.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
Good Morning Italia Personalised daily news briefings on virtual assistants Europe 2018 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryItaly
Project DetailsGood Morning Italia is currently developing a news platform capable of delivering personalised daily news briefings via email and mobile apps. This project is testing the delivery of a breifing to smart speakers subscribers whilst collecting feedback to improve the quality of the breifing, and in general find innovative ways to integrate the virtual assistant powered tools into a diverse media diet.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Gremi Media Nationwide database of asset declarations Europe 2017 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryPoland
Project DetailsThe key innovation of our project is a comprehensive approach to the issue related to documents containing information on declarations of assets. Development of a public database and standard for filing and sharing declarations of assets for the entire public sector (including newspapers, TV, etc.). Creation of a nationwide system aggregating such type of data will ensure fast and free access to information for citizen, regional and nationwide journalists. Furthermore, each citizen will have easy access to these data, which will support the principle of transparency of information concerning persons performing public functions.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
Groupe Figaro Pinpointing visitor purchase interests Europe 2017 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFrance
Project DetailsThis project aims to leverage data from the Data Management Platform to provide insights on which products to review.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
Groupe Figaro Figaro Voice (a project of Le Figaro) Europe 2017 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFrance
Project DetailsA technological stack to automate speech to text text to speech transcriptions
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
Groupe Figaro Amplified Stories (a project of Société du Figaro) Europe 2018 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFrance
Project DetailsThe story format is gaining traction on mobile screens. Le Figaro has been an early innovator with its own story format, which has seen significant traction. After learning from its experiments in native apps, Le Figaro wants to bring its unique Stories format to the Web. They intend to take advantage of the AMP Story format to expand their reach, build new revenue streams, and improve the production workflow so that they are able to cover more topics easily, most notably by building automated stories based on structured datas.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
Groupe Figaro Figaro Business Engine (a project of Société du Figaro) Europe 2019 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFrance
Project DetailsSubscription, affiliation, advertising, or branded content, every revenue stream begins in the CMS. Le Figaro will upgrade its custom publishing suite, currently in development, with a set of features that will drive major and measurable business impacts. Through this project, the CMS will evolve from a story pipeline, to a value engine.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
ReferencesLink to source
Groupe L'Express Voice of L'Express Europe 2018 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFrance
Project DetailsWith Voice of L'Express, Groupe L'Express will offer readers an alternative choice (read it or listen to it) for each text-based article.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Groupe La Dépêche du Midi ROBIN - Readers' Occitan Bot for Innovative News Europe 2017 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFrance
Project DetailsAs a regional daily newspaper, we want to make available our local specialized database to our subscribers in an interactive way. We imagine our Chatbot as a daily companion which could follow the customers in their daily tasks. Indeed, the user could ask about various topics such as the election of the mayor of its city but also about the events around him, the weather forecast for the weekend or even get advices to pick a nice restaurant.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Groupe La Dépêche du Midi Infox Tracker Europe 2019 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFrance
Project DetailsOne of the biggest challenges to media today is the spread of misinformation. Infox Tracker is proposing to provide journalists with a set of new tools to identify and deconstruct disformation more seamlessly. Heightening interaction with readers will increase community engagement, revive trust and allow them to become part of the journalistic process.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Groupe Les Echos Subscription Revenue - An innovative and customer specific experience Europe 2017 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFrance
Project DetailsThe project involves a complete overhaul of the customer subscription experience for all Les Echos digital products - tailoring paywall strategies and subscription offers by means of two main levers: personalisation and upgrading.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
ReferencesLink to source
Groupe Les Echos Smarter Paywall 2018 - For local content (a project of Le Parisien) Europe 2017 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFrance
Project DetailsThe Smarter Paywall 2018 project looks to lift content discovery of local articles by local users and apply differentiated paywall management for certain categories of users.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
ReferencesLink to source
Groupe Les Echos High Fidelity: Designing the next standard of anti-churn powered by data Europe 2019 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFrance
Project DetailsThe High Fidelity program is a global recast of the “traditional retention model” at Les Echos and le Parisien. Subscribers have many ways to interact with titles : call centres interactions, print mailings, emailings, and of course tons of interactions with apps, mobile site, and desktop. The program aims to build a powerful anti-churn predictive model fuelled by all these data to keep them on board reengaging them in a personalised and close to real time way.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
ReferencesLink to source
Groupe Nice Matin Locale Europe 2018 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFrance
Project DetailsLocale analyses data to identify trends and local news topics of interest that might be worth pursuing as stories at a neighborhood level. This project aims to free up time for journalists to focus on writing stories with greater added value for their audience.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
Gruner + Jahr Future News (a project of G + J Digital Products) Europe 2016 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsGruner + Jahr Future News is a mobile news-product natively designed for mobile media consumption habits and the desire for a compact, yet relevant news overview. It combines a visual UX with a unique way of news storytelling and is powered by a progressive content curation technology that blends data science into digital news journalism.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
Comments from RecipientThe mission of Gruner + Jahr is to be the most creative and innovative publishing company. We are driven by a deep desire to cultivate our existing products and continually develop new and exciting offerings. We are pleased that our approach is also being recognized by technology experts such as Google, and I can confirm that the award information below are correct.
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Gruner + Jahr Storycast (a project of Greenhouse Innovation Lab) Europe 2017 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsIn a world in which (social media) platforms more and more dominate content consumption, publishers need to expand their business models: instead of relying only on their owned and operated websites, they need to embrace a more platform-centric approach. Storycast provides them with a suite of tools for composing, distributing, tracking and monetizing content across all relevant platforms, built to meet the specific needs of well-established editorial teams. Offering a unified interface and a dashboard with aggregated metrics, Storycast empowers editors to more efficiently publish pieces that are tailored to a range of social media channels, allowing them to focus on their core mission -- to create great content.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
Comments from RecipientThe mission of Gruner + Jahr is to be the most creative and innovative publishing company. We are driven by a deep desire to cultivate our existing products and continually develop new and exciting offerings. We are pleased that our approach is also being recognized by technology experts such as Google, and I can confirm that the award information below are correct.
ReferencesLink to source
Gruner + Jahr Memberify (a project of G + J Digital Products) Europe 2018 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsMemberify will allow publishers with larger brand portfolios to test new membership models efficiently and at scale. For these purposes, the multi-tenant platform will provide a variety of membership components, ranging from paid benefits, products, services to content. Brands can build new Minimum Viable Products from combinations of these components, allowing them to assess their individual user base’s willingness to pay realistically and find the best feature combination for their membership models.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
Comments from RecipientThe mission of Gruner + Jahr is to be the most creative and innovative publishing company. We are driven by a deep desire to cultivate our existing products and continually develop new and exciting offerings. We are pleased that our approach is also being recognized by technology experts such as Google, and I can confirm that the award information below are correct.
ReferencesLink to source
Gruner + Jahr Prisma Orion: Unify Publisher’s data and Drive contents product Europe 2019 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFrance
Project DetailsThe Prisma Orion project aims to accommodate all requirements into a single, unique tool - allowing Prisma to better associate each webpage, topic and channel with it’s real income. It will allow publishers to choose content depending on the according expected ROI and aid monetisation strategies.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
Comments from RecipientThe mission of Gruner + Jahr is to be the most creative and innovative publishing company. We are driven by a deep desire to cultivate our existing products and continually develop new and exciting offerings. We are pleased that our approach is also being recognized by technology experts such as Google, and I can confirm that the award information below are correct.
ReferencesLink to source
Grupa Interia Live Coverage & Community Engagement Project Europe 2018 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryPoland
Project DetailsIn the era of social media popularity and the mobile revolution, Internet users expect a dynamic multimedia information stream to be able to keep track of important events on a regular basis. Live coverage is a format characteristic of digital journalism, which is able to combine editorial content with that from the users and can be successfully used on a dynamic website to report on key political, sports, or cultural events. Providing a platform for live coverage delivered by event participants will boost involvement of social journalists and development of this trend in our country.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
Grupa RMF News Stream 360degree Europe 2016 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryPoland
Project DetailsGRUPA RMF Sp. z o.o. sp. k. (RMF Group) is offering radio RMF FM listeners an automatically-refreshing multimedia information stream following their live broadcast.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
Grupo Heraldo NAWAC Project (No Article Without Audiovisual Content) Europe 2016 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySpain
Project DetailsThis approach allows to automatize tasks to be more efficient and aims to eliminate the creation of a 'third newsroom', the audiovisual.NAWAC Project consists on the development of a new Cloudal video editor and new video services layers that will reduce 'audiovisual' costs; dependance on pure video specialists; production time and hence, boost video generation, which will bring more audience and monetization.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
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Grupo PRISA HERTZ (a project of PRISA Radio) Europe 2016 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySpain
Project DetailsHERTZ project aims to increase dramatically the opportunities for users to discover and share Spanish-speaking radio content on the internet, by automatically enriching audios with transcriptions and tags and making them broadly available on the internet.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
ReferencesLink to source
Grupo PRISA Football Data Suite (FDS) is a Support System for Improving Football Information. Europe 2016 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySpain
Project DetailsThe system will be dedicated to the analysis of data that will allow taking conclusions which will be presented graphically as part of the news creation process and will be distributed in multiple formats and channels.Bigdata technology and analytical processes for large volumes of data will be displayed along with advanced visualization tools.FDS will improve football fans user experience by presenting advance data analysis in visual formats.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
ReferencesLink to source
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Grupo PRISA VR Infographics (a project of PRISA Inn) Europe 2017 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySpain
Project Details"VR Infographics" wants to integrate infographics design and production to multi-device environments: print media, mobile, television, immersive experience, 360 video and VR, in a unified way. VR Infographics is an open source technological solution for unifying design and production of informative infographics in a unique environment for multi-device and transmedia exploitation
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
ReferencesLink to source
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Grupo PRISA Safety Experience Engine (a project of PRISA Brand Solutions) Europe 2017 €229,950
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySpain
Project DetailsThe SEE project aims to provide a certification platform for content and ad safety that also detects and removes fraudulent advertising to create a safe destination for brands and publishers.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
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Grupo PRISA Tailorcast (a project of PRISA Radio) Europe 2019 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySpain
Project DetailsTAILORCAST is a recommendation platform for spoken audio, that is able to create a customized linear stream starting from an on-demand piece of content. It mixes radio’s laid-back listening experience with podcast’s segmentation. The project aims to make the platform available to any premium audio content producer and trusted distribution channel; thus, TAILORCAST will become a spoken audio marketplace, where creators can supply premium content, distributors can deliver that content to their audience and PRISA Radio provide the recommendation engine and generate revenues for both parties - leveraging on its unrivalled audio sales footprint.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
ReferencesLink to source
Grupo Zeta Monetization Platform for Hyperlocal News Sites Europe 2017 €160,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySpain
Project DetailsGroupo Zeta's hyperlocal journalism and monetisation platform targets local business, self-employed workers and selected brands to find new clients and monetisation options to support hyperlocal journalism.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
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Gudbrandsdølen Dagningen Customer ladder Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryNorway
Project DetailsMaking a coherent strategy for a "customer ladder"from unknown digital user to paying subscriber. Defining the elements of a subscription funnel that includes a data strategy, communications strategy, identifying data sources options and loyalty creating factors.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Gudbrandsdølen Dagningen Personalisation of subscription offers Europe 2017 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryNorway
Project DetailsThere have so far - worldwide - been no options for customers to have a digital subscription that are not based on the old logic of the printed newspaper - one product for one geographic market. There have been a binary choice - to sign u for a subscription or sustain from the product. We want to establish new subscription offerings, based on area of interest, age, life phase and other variables, and by that increase the total penetration in the market for paid digital content.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
HHLAB of Medienholding/NOZ Medien Learning Content Europe 2019 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsLearning Content will improve the distribution of articles as part of the editorial workflow. Thus, the improvement of personalization and the resulting user satisfaction should be increased. Learning Content supports the human skills of high-quality editorial work based on the process of deep insight into needs, situations, and values of readers, by using upcoming technology. It is a message- and story-recommendation-engine, working without semantic analysis; the content "learns" who likes it. The content gets smarter with each user interaction. One day, it should work with any infrastructure independent of CMS or frontend.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
HVG Kiadó Zrt. All Platform, Customised User Experience Europe 2018 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryHungary
Project DetailsA customised experience for readers across all digital channels. By using machine learning and direct surveying they will develop a system that learns the preferences, demographics and psychographics or their users. With this they can offer a personalised news portal on all platforms. They aim for a mix of relevant content suggestion and editorial news curation. The data obtained will be used to offer a targeting tool for advertisers which means more relevant ads to readers and a higher revenue for the publisher. The personalisation tool, combined with digital membership and new types of paid-content, will serve as their first, non-ad digital revenue source.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
ReferencesLink to source
Hamburg Media School Urban Storytelling Lab Europe 2016 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsWe as journalists know from our daily work what it means to be dependent on our colleagues from the IT-department. To be capable of telling our stories digitally in a more sovereign and autonomous way we need a toolkit to enrich our stories with a new scope of easy-to-use tools for Urban Storytelling: the Urban Storyteller Toolkit (UST). We want to make an end to the wide-spread, project-oriented character of DataViz projects.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
ReferencesLink to source
Handelsblatt Media Group WirtschaftsWoche Pro Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsThe WirtschaftsWoche Pro tool will provide up-to- date, industry-specific in-depth news. Derived from an unlimited number of research institutions, universities, foundations, corporations, blogs and selected publications, it will be an invaluable tool for journalists in their daily work. WirtschaftsWoche Pro will employ natural language processing, information retrieval and machine-learning frameworks to enrich and accelerate our specialized journalists' research process. In addition, the tool will allow journalists to rapidly curate, contextualize and push these news pieces to our users, creating immense timely value for readers.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Handelsblatt Media Group StoryFlow (a project of WirtschaftsWoche) Europe 2016 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsStoryFlow will become WirtschaftsWoche's intuitive layout and authoring tool. With its WYSIWYG editor, StoryFlow will allow journalists to create and edit interactive multimedia stories.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
Handelsblatt Media Group WiWo Immersive News Lounge (a project of WirtschaftsWoche) Europe 2017 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsWiWo Immersive News Lounge will provide a unique way to experience news and other information in a Virtual Reality Subscribers' Club. The magazine of today becomes an immersive place to meet: People from all over the world may interact in our virtual media lounge and can virtually experience events, learn about new technologies and analyze data-related problems. The WiWo Immersive News Lounge allows our subscribers worldwide to experience, discuss and present information that matters. Readers will immersive themselves into 3D worlds and 360 degree videos and they will even be able to produce their own content. Today, we read stories - tomorrow, we will be a part of them.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
ReferencesLink to source
Handelsblatt Media Group Text to Speech Synthesis Europe 2018 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsThe capability to transform text-based content into artifically synthesized audio formats of high quality is the basis of a sustainable audio content strategy in the field of publishing. This project's vision is to develop a unique text-to-speech synthesis technology, optimised for German language content, to unlock scalable opportunities of audio news content.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
ReferencesLink to source
Handelsblatt Media Group Vocally Yours (a project of WirtschaftsWoche) Europe 2018 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsVocally Yours will generate speech from text and be able to mimic an individual journalist's voice. By employing Natural Language Processing and Text-to-Speech (TTS) technology, it will transfer written input into audio by automatically imitating the particular tonality and conversational style of a real-life journalist. With the power of AI, it allows for print newsrooms and freelance journalists to scale up their audio efforts. Highlighting the diversity of voices in journalism, Vocally Yours intensifies brand and personality association, increases trust and intimacy with the audience, diversifies revenue streams, and specifically strengthens independent journalists to magnify the power of their voice.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
ReferencesLink to source
Handelsblatt Media Group Business News Platform Europe 2019 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsThe Business News Platform (BNP) reads and analyses business and financial news articles and provides an overview of the most relevant topics. The BNP identifies entities like companies, people or topics mentioned in the article and assigns them a sentiment. The sentiment reflects whether the entity is mentioned positively, negatively or neutral. Furthermore, the platform identifies the topics that drive the sentiment.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
ReferencesLink to source
Headline24 Human Robo Journalism (HRJ) Europe 2016 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsHEADLINE24 wants to transform one of its websites into an online portal, which combines state-of-the-art robo-journalism with the advantages of human editors. To achieve this, we will use automated news crawling; automated writing and an automated news placement on the homepage; as well as the know how of our online-journalists.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
ReferencesLink to source
Heidi.news Heidi Gender Tracker Europe 2019 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySwitzerland
Project DetailsHeidi Gender Tracker is a project that seeks to provide greater representation for women in the media. The tool, through the development of an algorithm, will scan articles and assess the balance of opinion between male and female voices - encouraging greater equality.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Heilbronner Stimme A Prototype for Context Sensitive User Notification. Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsMost news is consumed in time and in otherwise constrained environments and are thus competing not only with other news offerings over various channels but also with the schedule and daily habits of the recipient let alone the challenge to get the users attention in the first place. We like to look at this [project] as a very user centric approach that we would want to open source after successful completion.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Heise Gruppe c't Content Shariff Europe 2017 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsEmbedded Social Media Content with respect to privacy. c't Content Shariff is planned to be released as open source. It's the brother of our very popular c't Shariff (https://github.com/heiseonline/shariff).
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
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Henneo RADAR - Regional Alliance Europe 2017 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySpain
Project DetailsThe RADAR project is an alliance of 9 local and regional spanish editors that publish daily 24 local newspapers. The consortium will create a technological platform to share contents and data that will allow the media to present new and personalized contents to their readers. In a globalized world, local papers are more important than ever, but the threats of globalization force the publishers to use more technology to compete in a market dominated by data and scale. This alliance will create economies of scale that will allow to optimize and create new products and to monetize them better.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
ReferencesLink to source
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Henneo Voice 360 Europe 2018 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySpain
Project DetailsHenneo’s readers will interact with them by voice in the near future. Voice will not kill web, mobile or video, but publishers must prepare themselves to offer news in any format, and use every multimedia capability to create a better content. This project will put voice in every step of news production: recording and transcription of an interview using voice to text techniques; recording a podcast on the CMS; creation of voice bots for intelligent devices to the distribution of the content and more.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
Henneo LoVer Europe 2019 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySpain
Project DetailsLoVer (Local and Vertical) is a project to establish a unified Single Sign-on to be the basis of a paywall and programmatic advertising common approach of more than 40 Spanish websites of local and vertical publishers.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
ReferencesLink to source
Het Financieele Dagblad TL;DR - A personalized summary of your news Europe 2017 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryNetherlands
Project DetailsThe TL;DR project will deliver completely personalised summaries of FD Mediagroep content, generated by an innovative machine learning/AI algorithm, helping users stay up to date with the latest news.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
ReferencesLink to source
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Holtzbrinck Publishing Group Change the World Impact Tracker Europe 2019 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryUnited Kingdom
Project DetailsThis project will build a ‘change the world impact tracker’ – an innovative digital tool to track and curate real-world impact. It will develop article badges and dashboards displaying impact information to readers, editors, publishers and donors. The project is a collaboration between Nature, a science journal and magazine that publishes high-impact journalism for the global scientific community, and Altmetric, a leading data science company that tracks online activity around scholarly research.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
ReferencesLink to source
Humak University of Applied Sciences International Plain Sign News Europe 2016 €360,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFinland
Project DetailsIPSignNews provides news for Deaf people with limited opportunities to education in their first language. "The website will offer editorial content for this target group for the first time in the world", says project leader Päivi Rainò from Humak. The news is presented International Plain Sign in combination with graphics.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
ReferencesLink to source
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IjsbergPress Chronos Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFrance
Project DetailsChronos is literally the information you need. It is your personal news assistant. Chronos gathers the best of technologies to deliver everyone the information you need, at any time.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Imake Local News in Mobile Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFinland
Project DetailsLocalNews is a mobile publishing platform for local newspapers, third sector publications, citizen journalism and public operators. LocalNews uses GPS tracking to provide a real local experience. With LocalNews app user can easily find and read local news from different publishers with a smartphone.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Immersivly Svhere Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryUnited Kingdom
Project DetailsSvhere is a white-label application available to news companies and other content makers.It links 360-degree video news to other digital formats, making news in VR part of a monetisable content ecosystem for news companies.It provides news companies with a monetised player and content management system for 360-degree video. Searches for related content remain active, keeping the 360-degree videos evergreen.It drives new customers (attracted to news in VR) to publishers' other verticals, and content archives.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Impresa Brand Lovers Europe 2017 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryPortugal
Project DetailsImpresa and GetSocial have the ambition to develop an innovative Business Analytics solution to support EXPRESSO's customer centric business model in which revenue comes mainly from paid content and subscriptions, exploring the strong brand heritage in news and value-added content news.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
ReferencesLink to source
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Impresa Go Digital - Digital skills for small publishers Europe 2017 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryPortugal
Project DetailsImpresa's Go Digital publishing platform will be engineered to meet the needs of small and medium publishers.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
ReferencesLink to source
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Index.hu Informatics MAPON Europe 2017 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryHungary
Project DetailsMAPON is a map-based tool to create powerful animated stories based on geographically relevant news and in-depth stories in a fast and simple way inspired by the lack of applications that reflect the mindset of digital newsrooms.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
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Index.hu Informatics Index Pass Europe 2019 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryHungary
Project DetailsWith IndexPass, we aim to develop personal accounts for our audience, a concept which has two main pillars: first, a customisable landing page that can be tailored to better fit the individual reading habits. Second, a point system based on micro-transactions, aimed to provide our most committed readers with an opportunity to give immediate feedback on our articles and future projects. We want to create engaged communities centred around topics, so the most important stories can enjoy priority attention from both staff and readers.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
Indico News SAS Indie Europe 2018 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFrance
Project DetailsINDIE PLATFORM is the technological interface of INDIE, a hub for highly qualified, independent, non-partisan new digital media outlets. It will offer the support to share and distribute news more efficiently to local, national and foreign independent journalists. It will also use new technology to provide innovative payment systems to monetize work and a blockchain based fact-checking tool.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Inesc Tec AV360: Augmented Video 360 Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryPortugal
Project DetailsAV360 aims to create an augmented annotation tool for creating and visualizing annotated 360-degree videos. The goal is to bridge the gap between content creators and the technology required to add dynamic annotations to 360-degree video.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
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Inesc Tec Stop PropagHate Europe 2017 €49,804
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryPortugal
Project DetailsStop PropagHate uses artificial intelligence to help detect and reduce hate speech in online news media.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
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Inesc Tec AmbiVideo360 - Augmented experiences in interactive 360º videos Europe 2019 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryPortugal
Project DetailsExtended journalistic pieces have an attention to narrative often missing in shorter news reports. Interactive 360º videos strengthen the connection between viewer and story, providing freedom and immersion to the viewer. However, this challenges the storyteller, who loses control of the viewer’s attention, hindering the conveyance of the message. One needs innovative ways for transmitting an immersive narrative to the viewers and attract their attention without disrupting the experience.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Influencer.Vision New(s) Influencers Europe 2018 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryAustria
Project DetailsThe project will set out to verify social influencers who are providing reliable news and creative content of journalistic value. The goal will be to create a tool that can distinguish between sponsored and natural content created by the influencer/blogger community and combine various content pieces into an all-in-one media hub. This verification network will enable AI based discovery and interaction with high-quality content created by a de-centralised community of content creators.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
International Media Support Publishing platform for conflict news Europe 2017 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryDenmark
Project DetailsIMS is working in more than 40 countries in conflict around the world with building up the capacity of local journalists and we will explore the possibilities for creating a publishing platform and clearing house that can enable this content to reach international media and audience in a fact checked and professional form.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
International Media Support Mediabridge.org Europe 2019 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryDenmark
Project DetailsThe world is full of stories that remain untold or only reach a limited local audience, even though they have the potential to draw international attention. With Mediabridge.org, IMS, Danwatch, and IndieFrame join forces to close the gap between media working in hard-to-reach areas and their European counterparts, while economically benefiting all parties involved. Mediabridge.org will be a platform where certified local media organisations can post a pitch, a snippet of their exclusive story, or a description of their unique documentation.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
ReferencesLink to source
International News Media Association (INMA) European Research & Benchmarking Platform for News Media Europe 2016 $50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryBelgium
Project DetailsPublishers and research houses across Europe execute many valuable research projects, on various industry topics such as native advertising, viewability, digital subscriptions, social media, e-commerce, device use, and comparative advertising revenues by platform. Yet there is no single place to collect the results of these research projects for a European-wide comparison.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
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International Press Telecommunications Council EXTRA - The EXtraction Rules Apparatus Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryUnited Kingdom
Project DetailsThe International Press Telecommunications Council (IPTC) will build EXTRA: The EXTraction Rules Apparatus, an open-source platform for rules-based classification of multilingual news content. EXTRA will utilize high-quality subject tags, instead of hand tags or automation, so publishers can rapidly adapt to breaking news and low-frequency topics, improve content recommendations, ad targeting and subject-specific content streams.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
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Investigative Reporting Project Italy Mafia Files Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryItaly
Project DetailsThe project is an independent, investigative research service. IRPI's journalists will provide on-demand reports about Italian organised crime cases and members throughout the world.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
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Investor.bg HelpBook.info Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryBulgaria
Project DetailsThe main goal of the platform is to increase institutional accountability on complaint handling in order to minimize inefficiencies in their work.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Inês Bravo APANHADO NA FAKE Europe 2019 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryPortugal
Project DetailsAPANHADO NA FAKE is a news-learning platform. With a gamification approach, children between 6 to 12-years-old will discover how fake news can be spotted. Closing the gap between generations, the platform will work with teachers, journalists and children.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Ippen Digital The Master Graph - combining realtime data from audience, content and advertising Europe 2019 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsWith the unified knowledge graph, we have the ability to design and build a very flexible and agile data platform, collecting, streaming, and managing enterprise-wide-data ready for analysis. The knowledge graph consists of integrated collections of data and information that contains links between different data and the most important thing, relationships behind it. The graph enables a cross department collaboration within a media company and lets one identify the user, editorial and business requirements when developing valuable products. A true conversation with data - quickly and easily pivoting to take the analysis in new directions, without specialized query knowledge, one can traverse even the most complicated multi-dimensional data.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Jakob Vicari sMirror Europe 2017 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsGoal of sMirror project is the development of an IoT based newshub for the bathroom. This hub has a mirror as display and a cabinet which functions as the host for all actions regarding IoT interactions. All interactions with the hub are triggered by usage of items in the cabinet, which functions as an meta- or super-device. It controls the presentation of news and informations that are fitting to the current usage scenario.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
James Durston Eegiarki Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryUnited Kingdom
Project DetailsEegiArki is a web and app platform that allows every mobile user around the world to share, request and view important news visuals on a real-time basis. Putting citizen reporters and professional media on the same plane, EegiArki is the first tool to truly democratise the news agenda.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
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Jaroslav Benc Datamatic Store Europe 2016 €35,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryCzech Republic
Project DetailsOur focus is high-quality, interactive data visualization templates that can be easily adapted to the publisher's look and feel, and country specific needs such as languages, currencies, and regional format.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
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Jernej Horvat Project Brief - A personal assistant on smart devices Europe 2017 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySlovenia
Project DetailsProject Brief is a personal assistant on smartphones, speakers, TVs and other smart devices that provides users with the latest news by using voice. It takes advantage of upcoming virtual assistants and smart speaker technologies, leveraging existing users habits like listening to podcasts.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Johnston Press Lopop Europe 2016 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryUnited Kingdom
Project DetailsLopop is a mobile platform that delivers location-specific, trending content. It combines the authority and reach of established news publishers, geo-specific sites, and community blogs. Crucially, it is powered by social media yet editorially-curated; delivering an immediate, engaging, and hyper-local 'canvas.' The app detects user location, or lets users choose a destination or favourite place. Lopop then consolidates the most popular content, creating a custom 'canvas' that allows the user to immerse in the most current and trending information and insights. Users can then save a series of preference-driven 'canvases' to their profile, and toggle through each location. 'We're delighted to have the support of Google DNI to help us bring to life this exciting concept. Our aim is to combine the reach of the social graph and the communities who power it, with the authority of established news providers. Ultimately we want to fuse the two to make a unique mobile experience for users searching for hyper local information they can trust.' ó Steven Thomas, Director of Emerging Products, Johnston Press Plc.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
Johnston Press LOCAL ACTIVE - The geo-targetted instant offers app Europe 2017 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryUnited Kingdom
Project DetailsBOOM! is the geo-targetted instant offers app, a hyperlocal, mobile-focused service delivering location-based information, deals and news.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Johnston Press Mooding Europe 2017 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryUnited Kingdom
Project DetailsMooding aims to harness a reader's state of mind, profiling their affinity to different types and tones of content in order to personalise their experience and improve engagement.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
ReferencesLink to source
Journal Media Note Europe 2018 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryIreland
Project DetailsA project to build a vibrant platform to source, fund and deliver investigative journalism that matters to local or national communities. This platform will give the general public an active role in unearthing stories that truly matter to their communities and in this process build their understanding of the value of journalism to society. . It will raise audiences’ regard for journalism by involving them in this process and will build a vibrant community of contributors and supporters that is fit for the digital era.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
ReferencesLink to source
Journalism Development Network A Turnkey Data Platform for Investigative Teams Europe 2016 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryRomania
Project DetailsOur project will create a research platform designed as a turnkey solution for small media or small investigative teams within large media, to accelerate and simplify the work of investigative reporters and save on major costs. This platform will be available as both a service for media with limited capacity or as a fully documented solution that can be spun up.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
ReferencesLink to source
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Journalism++ SAS The Offshore Journalism Toolkit Europe 2016 €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsJust like corporations use offshore territories to avoid taxes and optimize profits, we will offer newsrooms and publishers a guide and tools to use offshore servers to avoid government interference and optimize freedom of speech.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Secondary source: email disclosure from recipient
Journalism++ Stockholm AB Marple - The Story Sniffer Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySweden
Project DetailsMarple is a highly automated news service that looks for story leads in large amounts of statistics and public data.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
João Antunes MArchiver Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryPortugal
Project DetailsMArchiver is an open source print media archive management software, with an emphasis on the visualization and transcription of news articles, along with its associated metadata, enabling publications to place their archives online in a mobile-ready and future proof format.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Jysk Fynske Media Cross-platform Personalisation through Hyper-local News Algorithms Europe 2019 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryDenmark
Project DetailsThe project aims to increase the value of and revenue from (hyper-) local journalism by personalising content delivery and discovery across multiple platforms. The goal is to ensure the profitability of local journalism and thereby preserving its significant role in local democracies through innovation. Jysk Fynske Medier strives to leverage technology and big data in their attempt to sustain local journalism.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
ReferencesLink to source
K-Monitor Association COMPR Europe 2017 €48,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryHungary
Project DetailsHave you ever thought about the value of 1 billion USD? COMPR is an online app that helps to understand and translate big numbers through a various set of pictograms and analogies. With the help of COMPR journalists will be able to create simple visualizations to illustrate their articles or browse in its database to find examples that help to understand big quantities.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Secondary source: email disclosure from recipient
KSF Media One size does not fit all in digital subscriptions Europe 2019 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFinland
Project DetailsThe aim of the project is to create a dynamic paywall that treats different user segments in a more personalised way. The dynamic paywall is tailored based on customer data and uses machine learning to predict the most suitable offer to serve to different users.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
Kaleida Networks Limited The Impact Metrics Platform (IMP) Europe 2016 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryUnited Kingdom
Project DetailsThe platform helps media organisations make better decisions about what to publish where and when by providing research reports, performance data and live APIs about publishers and content that matter in the world right now.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
Kaleida Networks Limited The News Assistant Europe 2019 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryUnited Kingdom
Project DetailsThe News Assistant will respond to commands and questions that help people engage in different topics and sources in new ways via voice assistants. It will use data and technology from Kaleida, a media research and data analytics company based in the UK. The project will include both the voice app and a published report detailing our findings.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Katalysis BV Katalysis Europe 2017 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryNetherlands
Project DetailsKatalysis is redefining the value of online content - making it easy and attractive to legally consume and reuse content by maintaining a direct link to the original creators.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
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Kendra Foundation Kendraio Verify Europe 2017 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryUnited Kingdom
Project DetailsThe Kendraio Verify project will create an ecosystem enabling more efficient and accurate verification of 'true news'. This project will enable journalists (including photographers and audio/visual creators) to attach a 'tree of credibility' to their stories and media which can then be independently verified by other journalists, news agencies and those people cited/tagged in the stories and media. In the future, we will extend this ability to the public via apps and browser plugins.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
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Keski-Pohjanmaan Kirjapaino Local Voice of the People Europe 2018 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFinland
Project DetailsA new method, process and tool for producing and publishing more useable and search engine friendly audio content of current affairs, people and events locally. This will mean improving the whole production process by adding indexing and meta data along with the audio clips. A new tool will be developed for indexing the audio content.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Keskisuomalainen Managing Digital Churn Through Understanding Reader Emotions Europe 2019 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFinland
Project DetailsThe media industry depends on subscriber revenue. It is our lifeblood. While attracting customers is hard enough, keeping them is even harder. Engagement is key. Our goal is to consistently and permanently lower the churn rate across all of our publications. We believe we can achieve this by focusing on a healthy balance of emotions measured with the Emotional Value Index (EVI), an indicator of emotions and high engagement. EVI is based on behavioural science research and gives us a deeper understanding on which emotions drive engagement. By measuring reader EVI we can achieve a healthy balance of emotions for optimal engagement.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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Kiln Crunch: AI-driven tool Europe 2019 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryUnited Kingdom
Project DetailsCrunch is an AI-driven toolkit for instant analysis and visualisation of data. It will attempt to significantly reduce the time taken to produce high-quality interactive graphics by automatically cleaning, interpreting and visualising data. Using a combination of heuristic algorithms and machine learning, the tool will make sense of real-world spreadsheets and connect to Flourish – Kiln's popular visualisation platform – to instantly generate graphics ready to review, edit and publish. The project will also seek to explore how data graphics could open up new revenue streams for publishers.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
Klubradio Unlimited ARM'ing journalists with secure devices Europe 2019 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsSecure collaborative tools are now an industry standard within journalistic networks. We are working towards building a prototype to protect small and portable ARM class devices, housing a digital tool bundle to facilitate investigative collaborations. ARM boards will be integrated with robust security chips to offer strong security protections to the data that resides on such boards. The end goal is to create a secure network for journalistic devices to collaborate on sensitive data, especially those working in authoritarian environments.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Konbini SAS Minis Europe 2019 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFrance
Project DetailsMinis is a donation widget that incentivises readers to contribute financially to causes after reading a related news article. In a few steps, they can decide the amount of their mini-donation. Once a cause is funded, our newsroom will follow up on it with a dedicated video and article. Minis makes mini-donations as seamless as clicking “like”.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
Krautreporter Krautreporter Europe 2019 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsKrautreporter is creating a CRM solution and new product features based on the Krautreporter 'trust funnel', an initiative which uses qualitative and quantitative audience data to develop a marketing model that aims to build trust and engagement between independent newsrooms and their community. Their goal is to understand what makes their readership happy and to facilitate an engaged community.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
Krone Multimedia Ask and Earn Europe 2017 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryAustria
Project DetailsASK AND EARN is Krone's strategy to tackle the most relevant challenges publishers face today. It will combine elements from polls and gamification with a real-time database and a clear monetisation plan to gain first-party user data for advertisers, drive signups and increase user engagement.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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L'Equipe 24/24 Le Break Europe 2016 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFrance
Project DetailsSince L'Equipe is known as a morning paper, our project is to create an evening digital edition, L'Equipe Second Edition, which will be a new paid service delivered nightly at 7pm.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
L'Equipe 24/24 Personalization: Breathing New Life Into Our Business Model Europe 2019 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFrance
Project DetailsIn an era of rapidly spreading digitalization worldwide, the abundance of information can quickly overwhelm and even turn off certain users. At L’Equipe, we above all see recommendation as a service delivered to our subscribed users. The point is obviously to increase their consumption, but especially to better serve their needs, to facilitate their access to information. Personalization can allow content to be seen by people who are really interested in it. The purpose is to increase brand engagement by leading users to consume content better suited to their needs and wants.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
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LETA Sliding News Generator Europe 2018 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryLatvia
Project DetailsThis project will use natural language and visual content processing technologies to facilitate the production of concise video stories - sliding news. The prototype will allow for combining news and photos into slideshows with automatically generated captions. By exploiting various natural language processing methods, including named entity extraction and syntactic parsing, in order to extract informative yet concise textual content, and to retrieve relevant visual content from a labelled photo database. This will provide reporters and editors with a self-service facility to generate and post-edit sliding video news by simple mouse clicks.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
La Nouvelle Republique du Centre Ouest (NRCO) AMPize Europe 2016 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFrance
Project DetailsThe platform is including navigation, search engine, related contents, and other powerful features to keep their users engaged.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
La Sicilia ALADIN - Advanced Library for Automatic Discovery of Interrelated News Europe 2018 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryItaly
Project DetailsNews is our living history and this project aims to simplify how users read news. ALADIN is a neural network that analyses the cloud of multimedia documents of our newspaper archive using advanced algorithms of Machine Learning. One of ALADIN's innovations is the semantic connections and the historical relevance of the news.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
La Stampa The ROOM Europe 2016 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryItaly
Project DetailsLa Stampa' designed The ROOM as a physical exhibition space and as an innovative way to pull readers into the news, especially into stories with complex scenarios, like the migrant crisis or climate change.The ROOM will feature augmented reality via pictures and video and a DAYDREAM-based, virtual-reality ('VR'). Participants can also meet journalists and attend debates, while sipping a glass of wine.Enter The ROOM. Experience the news like never before.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
ReferencesLink to source
La Stampa 21VIDEO.IT Europe 2016 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryItaly
Project DetailsThe spread of video cameras on smartphones means that most facts are video-documented. This project aims to build a new trusted source of news - acknowledging the omnipresence of social media to find big news stories based on user testimonials; finding reliable sources, eliminating noise, verifying the claims and building context.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
La Voz de Galicia Hyperlocal Listener & Hyperlocal Community Manager Europe 2016 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySpain
Project DetailsLa Voz de Galicia is a newspaper with one of the highest readership ratios in the world because, everyday, publishes global/local editions specific to 13 areas of Galicia. With the same high-standards reporting, we combine national and world affairs with hyperlocal content relevant in Galician cities and villages of all sizes. We are honored that Google has selected our ""hyperlocal listener and community manager'.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
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LaPresse.be Infotelligence Europe 2016 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryBelgium
Project DetailsINFOTELLIGENCE is a collaborative project between the 3 newspaper publishers in the French speaking part of Belgium. It will increase the engagement of our users by providing them, on all platforms and devices, personalized content based on their behaviour, their declarative needs and expectations and the publisher editorial DNA. The personalization will impact 3 components of our sites: news, ads and commercial offerings (e.g. subscriptions offers and diversification).
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
ReferencesLink to source
LaPresse.be Ask Info Europe 2018 €400,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryBelgium
Project DetailsLa Presse.be’s readers use their smartphones throughout the day with frequent access to the news applications and websites.. But today, they would like to access this information through devices and services that enable them listen to what matters the most for them. This project will be a new service within the existing mobile applications that will extend the moments when readers will be able to interact with their newspaper brand and listen to the content.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
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LaVanguardia.com Smart pages - A new UX generation for editors Europe 2017 €576,997
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySpain
Project DetailsSmart Pages is a technical system that generates customised news pages in real time,. It applies business rules defined by the editor and accounts for the user's connection context, browsing habits and preferences to provide a personalised experience that makes information more relevant, increases engagement, targets new subscriber candidates and improves advertising performance.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
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Le Monde Debunker (a project of Société éditrice du Monde) Europe 2016 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFrance
Project DetailsOver the last few years, and particularly since the terrorist attacks in France, the general public has learned to be wary of the conspiracy rumours and theories that spread over social networks. The rumour and hoax busting work of Les DÈcodeurs during the attacks of November 13 has been highly praised and gathered massive readership, proving a growing demand among French readers.To meet this demand in time for the American and French presidential elections, Le Monde plans to build a Web service that will let Internet users submit a URL, a text or an image to check if it can be found in Les DÈcodeurs' database and has already been screened by the team. The service will respond with links to previous articles dealing with the subject, an indication of the relevance of the source, and previous occurrences of the image.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
Le Monde Votre Monde - When personalization and monetization go hand in hand (a project of Société éditrice du Monde) Europe 2017 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFrance
Project DetailsVotre Monde is a radical change in monetisation techniques, transforming a broadcast model where all readers receive the same content and marketing material, to one where experiences are tailored to individual needs, interests and habits.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
ReferencesLink to source
Le Monde One Size Fits All (a project of Société éditrice du Monde) Europe 2018 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFrance
Project DetailsOffering EU publishers a solution to address a large range of activities within news organisations - from basic editorial needs to strategic marketing operations. The basic features already exists but the future portfolio with the key assets that will compete with other CMS has yet to be completed. This will include live text, push management, profile management and forecasting.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
ReferencesLink to source
Le Monde Courrier keeps you posted Europe 2019 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFrance
Project DetailsOur project is to automatically identify various cohorts, according to their editorial preferences, engagement and churn prediction algorithm. We will then push automated and adapted editorial content and marketing messages through the most relevant channel (emails, push notifications, Facebook, Messenger, Whatsapp…). This will start from the very beginning of the subscription, with a "Netflix like" welcome pack onsite, taking new subscribers through a journey into our contents and services.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
Le Monde Go beyond subscription (a project of Société éditrice du Monde) Europe 2019 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFrance
Project DetailsThe GBS project will be architectured around three major Access Control Lists (ACL) connected to a range of APIS and Single Sign-On management system (SSO) and will rely on several premium exclusive services empowering retention and up sell.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
ReferencesLink to source
Le Télégramme Voicegram: The power of text-to-speech & the human voice to hyper-local news Europe 2019 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFrance
Project DetailsVoicegram brings the power of text-to-speech and the human voice to hyperlocal news. Voicegram is based on two core components. First a robot journalist tailored for the voice era: it uses Le Télégramme’s local events database to write and enrich news articles. The second component is a platform that stores these articles and synthesizes them using text-to-speech technology. The outputs are then pushed to a dedicated mobile app, our news website and audio assistants. The end-users can easily listen to the audio articles, either through a daily personalised flash news, a playlist mode or by requesting a specific piece of information. Voicegram is the ultimate local experience with on-demand audio.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
ReferencesLink to source
Les Jours Multilive video - a new video format for journalists Europe 2017 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFrance
Project DetailsMultilive will create a new video format combining multiple live video feeds and innovative real-time audience involvement.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
Libération Le petit libé for teachers Europe 2018 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFrance
Project DetailsLe P'tit Libé presents burning news topics to 9-12 year old children, their language, with an unbiased point of view. This project aims to take P’tit Libé to next level and morph it into a full-scale solution for French teachers to use in their classes.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Linkiesta.it LK Europe 2019 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryItaly
Project DetailsLK is an app that processes, aggregates, and publishes verified breaking news in a constantly updated stream throughout the day. News is aggregated according to the topic and is accompanied, in real-time, by reactions from key opinion leaders on social media, and insights published on Linkiesta.it
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
Liquid Media SA ML2P Filter Europe 2016 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGreece
Project DetailsProject to develop an advanced user generated content filtering system, which aims to capture all forms of profanity/harassment (e.g. irony, sarcasm, threat, insult) through machine learning. Such content is occasionally offensive, and currently moderated manually and/or using technical solutions that are based on simple term lists, missing-out contextual harassment.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
ReferencesLink to source
Liquid Newsroom LNR Concept Mapper Europe 2017 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsThe LNR Concept Mapper automatically identifies and analyses the topics and concepts in political discussions in both published articles online and on Twitter.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
Comments from RecipientLiquid Newsroom received a grant to develop and test a prototype. I’m fine with the handling. It was proper in terms of the information and due diligence they requested. It was handled by an outside consulting company and not Google internally for compliance reasons. They didn’t interfere with the product prototype itself, in other words, there was never an attempt to gain influence on the outcome. We could operate completely independently and focussed on getting the best results given the intended purpose we pursued.
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Littlesea Babelee Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryItaly
Project DetailsBABELEE makes use of cutting edge machine learning and cloud-based automated video processing technology allowing massive scalability and making professional video content generation easy and affordable while keeping the highest standard in quality. BABELEE makes video out of your words.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Long Play Media Collaborative Platform & New Business Model for Investigative, Long-Form Journalism Europe 2016 €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFinland
Project DetailsWe will start this by creating a prototype of the service and continue with finding partners willing to test it. Our first partners will start Long Play chapters in other European countries, thus creating a European network of investigative journalists and new possibilities for co-operation, such as cross-border investigations. Later on, the platform will be available to other publishers as well, be they collectives of journalists, existing publications, or local newspapers.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
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Lucify Count Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFinland
Project DetailsThe basic building blocks for a system that enables continuous feedback for collaborative development of interactive data visualisations.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Lusa Digital News Hub for the Portuguese Speaking World Europe 2016 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryPortugal
Project DetailsThe Digital News Hub for the Portuguese Speaking World aims to be the number-one source for the production and circulation of independent, unbiased information about the Portuguese-speaking world and be a major source of information for the rest of the world about the Portuguese-speaking countries.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
MGN Ltd Perspecs News Europe 2016 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySpain
Project DetailsPerspecs is a new free app that curates the top news stories from a variety of established regional, national and international news sources. Unlike traditional aggregators and news curation services, Perspecs goes a step further and offers readers 3 different opinions on the same story.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
ReferencesLink to source
Magnum Photos Magnum Photos Europe 2016 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryUnited Kingdom
Project DetailsMagnum Photos announces the launch of its new content rich, editorial publishing platform, delivering world class storytelling direct to its growing consumer audience, and serving as an online hub for its photographic community.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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Magyar Jeti Creative Content Crowdfunding Platform (CCCP) - beyond editorial budget with user contribution Europe 2017 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryHungary
Project Details444.hu covers a wide range of local, regional and international topics but with limited resources. There are topics and projects we are currently unable to undertake because of financial limitations. On the other hand 444.hu has a large and loyal audience who at the moment do not directly contribute to content production except through ads. In collaboration with our international partners we will create a crowdfunding platform for special editorial and related projects. Through this we will enable readers to fund projects they deem worthy of their money and create an alternate source of revenue to fund quality content production.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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Magyar Jeti EASE - Engage adblockers for smart earnings Europe 2017 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryHungary
Project DetailsEASE is a tool that lets publishers communicate efficiently and positively with adblocking users on their site.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
Magyar Jeti ROTAS - Revenue Optimization Tool for Ads and Subscriptions Europe 2019 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryHungary
Project DetailsThe envisioned smart dashboard will aid editors in determining how to best content for maximum efficiency, without harming advertising revenues. For this balancing act, our software shall gather and analyse site traffic data, ad inventory and other relevant inputs to create signals that aid the decision-making on how to apply the paywall to what specific pieces of content.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
Martin Luther University Conversational News (a project of the Big Data Analytics Group) Europe 2019 €49,995
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsWithin this project, a prototype will be developed that brings written news articles from the web or print to smart speakers. A word processor component will enable journalists to semi-automatically adapt a text for a good user experience when read out by a smart speaker. A conversational smart speaker application will support an engaging news consumption with the possibility to ask for background information, etc.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
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Media Bit Newsroom Democracy Radar Europe 2017 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryRomania
Project DetailsDevelop a tool that gathers public opinion at scale from publishers' existing audiences, on their properties, and provides statistically meaningful sampling and representative output.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
Media Capital Digital LIA: Live Video Interactive Agent Europe 2018 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryPortugal
Project DetailsLive Video Interactive Agent (LIA) is a tailor made integrated smart system for live video - from back-office to front-end, with innovative architecture tools for better user experience, audience gain and retention and better monitisation opportunities.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
ReferencesLink to source
Media Group Bulgaria Holding Smart24chasa Europe 2017 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryBulgaria
Project DetailsUsing Smart24chasa, a user can create a new topic, which can then be made available for research, with all users able to edit, comment and moderate it. All information will be categorized by source: social media, it's own digital archive, as well as the Bulgarian National Digital Archive, open data sources, government websites, and commercial and custom sources.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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Media Vox Pop Vox Pop Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryItaly
Project DetailsDigital tool for news platforms aiming to stimulate and collect user generated videos from their communities, based on geographic location. Our system helps journalists by analyzing, verifying and curating all the videos sent to the newsroom.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
MediaToday Co Polly Europe 2018 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryMalta
Project DetailsPolly is an app for collecting data from users through opinion surveys. The data will also be used as the basis of interactive stories that will be published on the app. Users will be able log onto the app using their mobile phone number and will be asked to fill in data about themselves. They are then given the opportunity to answer questionnaires which can be targeted to specific cohorts on issues ranging from politics and current affairs to market research for private companies willing to offer incentives and prizes in return.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
Mediaconnect Pay Per View - Using IOTA distributed ledger Europe 2017 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryNorway
Project DetailsNext generation blockchain technology is used to trigger instant micro payments when viewing news content. This enables true real-time transactions on a pay-per-view basis, and gives publishers an innovative way to monetise content.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
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Mediafin Number 42 Europe 2016 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryBelgium
Project Details#42 wants to change the way people consume political, economic and financial news by showing customized content based on readers' preferences and knowledge. With #42 we will add financial expert knowledge to your digital journey in a seamless way.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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Mediafin HappyWall Europe 2016 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryBelgium
Project DetailsThe editorial team will receive a tailor-made newsroom dashboard in order to better understand audience behaviour as it relates to content they produce. Simultaneously, a real-time personalized paywall will be created for sales and marketing teams to experiment with various targeting and admission techniques ó and increase conversion. These tools will be based on an integration between the Adhese ad server and the NGDATA Lily Enterprise customer experience optimization platform. 'The great thing about HappyWall is that it combines editorial expertise with real-time insights and a personalised paywall to improve visitor experience and grow customer registration on Belgium's leading business newspapers De Tijd and L'Echo.' ó Tom Peeters, Multimedia Manager, Mediafin.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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Mediafin QuoteBot - Your personnal market watcher Europe 2017 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryBelgium
Project DetailsBusiness and financial information is sometimes not always as fast as promised and not always as useful for the investment community. The QuoteBot project bets on the best of what automation technology offers today to help the newsroom add value to content and reinforce journalists' skills. QuoteBot will be both a tool for journalists and a service for readers - automating the production of daily briefings and overviews, and providing journalists with structured data, while also offering value-added personalised information to readers at the time, and on the device, of their choice.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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Mediaforce Holdings LocalEyes Europe 2019 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryUnited Kingdom
Project DetailsLocalEyes will create a simple app that enables SMEs to reach their target local customers with digital display advertising using the inventory of local news publishers’ websites.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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Mediahuis Mediahuis Europe 2016 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryBelgium
Project DetailsThis project aims to improve digital publications to reach the highest levels of reader engagement, by measuring and predicting engagement and integrating daily editorial insights in the newspaper production process. This project will accelerate the transformation of the newsroom from 'blind' and print-centric to a data-driven, digitally savvy organisation.'This project will allow us to involve the whole editorial staff with digital publishing and truly transform the way we create our digital publications', Peter Soetens, Director Digital Newsmedia, Mediahuis.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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Mediahuis Wave Europe 2017 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryBelgium
Project DetailsWave is a new listening experience that brings together short, timely news stories, current affairs and long form audio tailored to each individual's unique interests and delivered to their schedule. By targeting devices like connected cars, smart watches and home assistants, Wave aims to get the user's attention during activities like driving, exercising and cooking, representing potentially interesting consumption time windows that often remain underexploited by traditional media companies.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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Mediakunta Osk Mediakunta - International business model for billing media gigs Europe 2017 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFinland
Project DetailsMediakunta delivers a new international business model for billing content for freelance journalists and media professionals.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
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Mediehuset Herning Folkeblad For YOU on purpose - serving local news that matters to you Europe 2017 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryDenmark
Project DetailsMediehuset Herning Folkeblad (MHF) have created a data based opportunity for online users to gain easy access to relevant news about their local community - serving personalised story slots through various digital channels.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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Mediehuset Ingenioren Engineering Users Europe 2018 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryDenmark
Project DetailsThe project aims to use individual feedback loops between users’ interaction with content and user curation of data to create an automated, personalised push of high quality journalism and relevant career opportunities. The aim is to create a setup wherein the collection of user data for content recommendation and job advertising is shaped by a transparent process, with the user as co-creator and maintainer alongside the automated system.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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Mediehuset Nettavisen Yggdrasil Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryNorway
Project DetailsYggdrasil is the the all-seeing-eye and the tree that touches everything. Our goal is to provide news everywhere, created by everyone on any device in any form, filtered by editors.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
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Mediehuset Nettavisen Recludo Apertum Europe 2017 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryNorway
Project DetailsA project to heighten the trust in our newspaper as an authoritive news source, and bridge the gap between readers and journalists in an innovative way. By providing journalists with tools that give a frame for a methodological with AI and automation tools to help both journalist and reader to get better, and deeper, understanding of subject matters. The idea is to give readers a better insight into the actual work done by journalist, and assure higher levels of quality control to factcheck.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Mediehuset Nettavisen Hyperlocal - Genius Locorum Europe 2019 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryNorway
Project DetailsHarnessing data and AI to offer personalised and hyper-localised content unique to each user in text, video, image and sound.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
Mertek Mediaelemzo Muhely Nonprofit Bursting the Hungarian Media Bubble Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryHungary
Project DetailsThe goal of the project is to create a media ecosystem that increases critical thinking and objectivity both from news consumers and journalists in Hungary. The project also aims to enhance the quality of reporting by publishing critical evaluations of the media's news reporting; a certain self-critique with the goal of pointing out low-quality reporting and improving the overall reporting standards in Hungary.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Metageni News Subscription Insight Tool - AI based optimisation of subscription revenue Europe 2017 €50,000 - €200,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryUnited Kingdom
Project DetailsThe News Subscription Insights tool will give news organisations accessible data insights through machine learning to help them optimise and grow news subscriptions, in collaboration with digital news research specialists Kaleida.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
Comments from RecipientGoogle have been supportive and the project is progressing well.
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Meteo Consult Weather Dialog: A New Way to Decide Europe 2016 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFrance
Project DetailsThe project selected for Groupe Figaro is part of the trend of conversational interfaces. The specialized site Météo Consult proposes a concept of chatbot specialized on the weather. It will be able to respond to specific requests from users, and even anticipate them through an effort of customization and artificial intelligence.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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Mind The Facts Pilot MindTheFacts.com Europe 2019 €38,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
Country Netherlands
Project DetailsEuropean journalists from non-English speaking countries, have few opportunities to reach an international audience and are being challenged in making digital revenues. Mind The Facts aims to be the international platform for independent journalists within continental Europe. The platform strives to boost digital revenues for journalists from non-English speaking countries and assist them reach a wider English speaking-reading audience in Europe. The platform facilitates payments through blockchain technology to offer validated content (prevent fake news) and it facilitates co-creation through shared payments at low administration costs. Furthermore the blockchain provides all distributors insights in the revenues and consumer behaviour.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
Comments from RecipientI think it is really great that Google has this fund to support digital news. It has been really hard to find new business models for journalism in the digital world, especially in small language area’s. 
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Minushu SLU NEWSKID: Journalism for Kids using VR and AR Europe 2016 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySpain
Project DetailsNEWSKID is a storytelling adventure for kids, which moves across different platforms (print, web and tablets) and technologies (such Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality), to engage children (8 to 12 years old) in hard news. NEWSKID aims to be a children's global brand for news with a global impact.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
MissMedia GMBH/Styria Media Group Content to Commerce Europe 2019 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryAustria
Project DetailsCurrent advertising systems do not significantly capture the interest of users that are in a reading mode. Users then actually feel more disturbed than attracted by prevailing banner adverts while they appreciate topic related personality tests. Available services for compiling topic related personality tests do not offer e-commerce connections like conversion tracking for shops or automated product recommendations. The content to commerce system will provide an easy to use backend combined with an e-commerce funnel.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Mitecube Newschange.me Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryItaly
Project DetailsNewschange.me is an analytics platform that can be integrated in any newspaper website, extract a reader's value map and establish a similar mapping for content. In such way, user opinions can actively contribute to create content in a measurable way.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
MittMedia Innovative Integration Europe 2016 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySweden
Project DetailsInnovative integration: A digital introduction to local news in a multicultural society' aims to create a new journalistic product that targets the Arabic-speaking people in the city of G‰vle, Sweden. In close collaboration with our prospective readers and the advertisers, we will try to introduce a whole new audience to local journalism and thereby aiding the integration process of a foreign speaking group of people in Sweden.'Our project targets a new audience and a new market and will hopefully contribute to a more open and democratic society. And along the journey we will hopefully learn things that develop our journalism, too.' Lisa Pehrsdotter, project owner at Mittmedia, Sweden.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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Mittelbayerische Verlag Conversational News-Bot Feeding Messengers and Website Streams Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsWe want to create a personalised experience by learning from the users reactions and behaviour. It is mainly set up: to create a tool that allows an effective way to use messenger as news/exchange-platforms with the audience; Create a news/information driven dialog with the user by text and voice; automatically generate news driven messages to engage user in conversation; reply to news requests by the user; offer different approaches to engage user in conversation; answer topic related questions if user enquiries; identify potentials to re-use content on other networks.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Mittmedia Soldr Personalization Service - Improving conversion and lowering churn Europe 2017 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySweden
Project DetailsThe goal of the Soldr Personalization Service (SPS) aims to further monetise the Mittmedia paid content business by helping their editorial products distribute the right content to the right user at the right time and in the right context - increasing engagement and loyalty, and boosting conversion and retention.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
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Mondadori Scienza FOCUS AR CMS Europe 2017 €500,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryItaly
Project DetailsThe project consists of a web-based Content Management System with drag-and-drop interface for Augmented Reality. This new CMS will allow journalists and publishers to directly position AR experiences on the pages of newspapers/magazines, linking them to print content. Through this CMS the journalistic staff will be able to manage an augmented reality layer of digital information which: enriches and completes the newspaper/magazine; allows real time updates; provides an interactive user experience; allows readers to interact with journalists and with each other (through social media), allows new ways of distributing advertisers' content; allows reader profiling and analytics.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
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Monday Note News Quality Scoring Europe 2017 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFrance
Project DetailsThe News Quality Scoring platform adds a journalistic approach to advanced machine learning techniques to score articles and serve higher priced ads for the best scoring journalism - raising revenue per page as well as benefiting paid-for models.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
Muml Hilde Gudvangen Muml Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryNorway
Project DetailsMuml will give users live news that is relevant because it is happening nearby, and that can potentially affect how they go about their day. Relying heavily on live-reports from the users, we will present an unfiltered version of local events as they unfold.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
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N Press REMP Europe 2016 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySlovakia
Project DetailsRound 2 Project N Press wants to develop and facilitate a set of free, open-source tools for digital publisher. Readers' engagement and monetization platform (REMP) will also help them to market their content and sell their services better, based on the best practices from e-commerce sites.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
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N Press REMP2 - Open source tools for subscription business Europe 2017 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySlovakia
Project DetailsREMP2 will be a range of new open-source tools to help publishers sell more online subscriptions - giving them more information on what readers consider quality content, better tools to manage paying customers, and the ability to predict which readers are most likely to subscribe.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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N Press REMP Retention – open source software to improve subscribers retention Europe 2019 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySlovakia
Project DetailsRetention is new addition to the REMP2020.com open-source software package. It will help publishers understand which customers are not prolonging their subscriptions and why, predict the churn of individual subscribers and then take appropriate action via various marketing channels to prevent the churn.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
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NIMEH & Partners NewsGenie Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryAustria
Project DetailsNewsGenie will be a new creative, collaborative and curated mobile news and content service specifically designed to help independent publishers reach millennial consumers by creating a monetised network of fresh original content.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
NOOR Images Pix.T: The Blockchain-Driven Marketplace Europe 2019 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryNetherlands
Project DetailsPix.T aims to create a vast new marketplace at the service of both photojournalism and online news operations. Turning the digital-print dichotomy on its head, it will build an innovative e-commerce platform powered by blockchain technology to manage the licensing rights of digital images and scale the selling of limited edition prints to the mass market of digital news readership.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
Comments from RecipientThe information regarding the exact amount of funding for the project is confidential between our partners
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NOZ Medien Project North Star Europe 2016 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsMonetizing anonymous reach is limited, especially for regional newspapers that cannot compete on scale. mh:n is the leading regional newspaper group in Northern Germany and we believe in identifiable and engaged users. In this project we set up a high-speed Live-CRM with our partner CeleraOne, which connects to all our digital platforms. There we consolidate all readers¥data from different sources and segment them along a loyalty funnel. We identify opportunities on each step to make our users more engaged. Our goal is to convert a part of our audience into registered users and test business models with the data we gain.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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NacióDigital NacióDigital Europe 2016 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySpain
Project DetailsData journalism, new narratives, and transmedia journalism, combine as experimental models of the digital media.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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National Center for Scientific Research 'Demokritos' OpenJournalism - OpJ Europe 2017 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGreece
Project DetailsJournalists realize that there are interesting stories to be told in the data, and they want to use them to build these stories. But consuming data is neither easy nor straightforward: access is limited to the predefined stories that emerge by existing services, which are a fraction of the stories that can be narrated and interest the society they attribute to.OpJ interconnects economic data from trusted sources to form a searchable and re-usable corpus for journalism and assists users to create 1-click reference to the original source and a set of keywords for story enrichment and semantic SEO.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Neolab Finspector - Investigating the trails of Slovenian public money Europe 2017 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySlovenia
Project DetailsFinspector is an application that offers the most comprehensive insight into public spending in Slovenia from 2003 onward.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
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Nette & Wilenius Storypepper Europe 2019 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsThe vertical story format has experienced tremendous growth in recent years and currently has over 1 billion daily active users. Storypepper lets publishers repurpose their news content through a simple service which automatically converts it into visual stories, without the need for additional human or infrastructure resources. Publishing can be done in form of Google AMP and social media stories.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
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Neue Welle Rundfunk 3rd Space Audio Europe 2018 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsNeue Welle will build a platform for audio content - a combination of content and advertisement that will help audio publishers to understand and structure their content, enrich metadata and find corresponding advertisements.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
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Neue Zürcher Zeitung Companion App Europe 2016 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySwitzerland
Project DetailsNZZ 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.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
ReferencesLink to source
Neue Zürcher Zeitung Innovative"Dynamic Paygate" - delivering personalised messages Europe 2017 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySwitzerland
Project DetailsThis project uses a scalable algorithm with machine learning capabilities to handle a variety of different attributes in near-infinite combinations to build personalised cross-channel user journeys for a single customer.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
ReferencesLink to source
Neva Labs (Kinzen) Smart Commute Europe 2018 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryIreland
Project DetailsSmart Commute will gives users of quality news websites the ability to curate a uniquely personal news experience that matches their daily routine. With the Smart Commute plug-in, a publisher enables its users to blend together its most relevant proprietary content with media from other trusted sources aligned with the user’s identity and intentions. The Smart Commute will be delivered to the user as a personalised podcast and/or newsletter.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
ReferencesLink to source
New Atoms Editorial.Supply Europe 2016 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryNetherlands
Project DetailsJournalism is about understanding the ever-changing world. To do this, you need to be flexible and keep adapting. Our collaborative processóinspired by advances in management and technologyómakes us more agile.We produce high quality editorial content. Through an app, you become editor-in-chief of our team with minimal hassle.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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News 3.0 FreeJourn Europe 2016 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryItaly
Project DetailsFreeJourn is a collaborative editorial platform that empowers both freelance journalists and their public, redistributing economic resources and disrupting the dynamic between sources and recipients of information. The platform allows freelancers to launch crowdfunding, and the public to suggest investigations; it connects freelancers and creates a unique informative environment.The project seeks to empower freelancers who provide first-hand journalism, and connect them with active communities and readers that seek independent, in-depth and interactive journalism.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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NewsInFocus Woodpecker Findings Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFinland
Project DetailsThe project aims to develop a new publishing format for generation of millenials, that uses gaming experience as means to achieve information. In the final product, the readers will get to play through a multimedia story, where every choice matters to the outcome.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Newslinn Technologies Project DeLorean Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryIreland
Project DetailsNewslinn is a 'Instagram for news photos'. We connect citizen photos to journalists in real-time. Our platform is free for journalists and open for people to share any type of news, whether it's protests and activism or local community events and personal success stories. Our goal is to connect the people making changes happen, to the people the write the news.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Newsquest Media Group Loquial – the community news network Europe 2019 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryUnited Kingdom
Project DetailsLoquial is an online service that brings the community back into local newspapers and puts journalists back into the community. It allows members of the public to submit content using tools that make that content ‘ready-for-publication’ by local newsrooms.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
ReferencesLink to source
Newsreps Newsreps Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySweden
Project DetailsCreating real-time news coverage through the Newsreps platform. A feature to connect News outlets with App-users anywhere in the world to access bespoke news quickly and in real-time.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Norwegian News Agency (NTB) European Sports Data Initiative Europe 2016 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryNorway
Project DetailsViewed from a national perspective, it's a meaningless incident in a game of football. But for people living in the local communities of Galicia in northern Spain, knowing the outcome of this relegation battle isn't just desirable - it's hugely important.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
Comments from RecipientYes the award information listed above is accurate. I can add that this project was in the upper layer of the amount range.
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Nuzzera Spectral - User-friendly recommendation system Europe 2017 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsSpectral is a news article recommender system that reduces the effects of a filter bubble. Through machine learning it adapts and learns the limits of each user's reading preferences. The aim is to overcome inherent political bias while improving reader comprehension in a user friendly way.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
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Népszava Source Code Leak Europe 2017 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryHungary
Project DetailsThe Source Code Leak project aims to create effective web scrapers and algorithms that can help journalists uncover hidden business interests.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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Observador Ontime Frames Europe 2016 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryPortugal
Project DetailsFrames (was LiveCards) is an innovative platform for the online publishing industry that visually enhances articles with data relevant to it. According to Leo Xavier, CTO at Observador, 'Frames is an opportunity to share content and technology across Publishers'.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
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Observador Ontime Into the Voice Europe 2018 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryPortugal
Project DetailsAs voice assistants proliferate and audio becomes ubiquitous, it's not just about another podcasting effort anymore. It's time to re-think newsroom processes to also produce and curate audio content for all platforms, wherever the user might be, both for live-streams and on-demand offerings. Into the Voice will dramatically increase the reach and relevance of both free and premium offers with a fully integrated digital experience.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
ReferencesLink to source
OikoMedia Alpha & Omega: Employ AI for cause and effect in Journalism Europe 2019 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGreece
Project DetailsAlpha & Omega is a web-based application aimed at non data-savvy journalists. The tool will allow users to navigate complex prediction models and algorithms without a deep knowledge of statistics, machine learning or programming, enabling them to identify stories, casusations and draw conclusions from data.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Open Business Industry Group (OBIG) The Data Times Europe 2018 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryUnited Kingdom
Project DetailsThe Data Times will be a simple, clean tool for community journalists to get up and running with data-driven journalism, discovering data subsets focused to their area and topic, guiding users through the first steps of building a visually-engaging, data-grounded argument. In doing so, it will spotlight local and topical data, equipping community journalists to complete the transparency loop - building the fact-grounded insights on which local democracy depends.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Open State Foundation PoliFLW Europe 2017 €36,917
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryNetherlands
Project DetailsWith PoliFLW journalists will be able to effectively follow large groups of politicians simultaneously in what they publicly say and do. It will extract, transform, combine and serve near real-time data from various sources to enable users to to search, monitor, follow, alert, notify and analyse the public behavior of a large group of elected politicians and their parties. This prototype will make it possible that an increased number of politicians can be monitored, including politicians who were normally out of view. It allows journalists to provide better coverage on niche topics, local politics, backbenchers and alternative or distinct local parties.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
Comments from RecipientThe exact amount is €36,917.20 (initial awarded amount was higher, but we did not spent everything and wired back what we didn’t use). Thanks to the funding we have been able to built the website www.poliflw.nl which is a website that collects all news articles that Dutch political parties from national to the local level publish on their websites or Facebook-pages. The website is mainly uses by journalists and lobbyists. We are very happy with the funding of the DNI Fund and the freedom we got to built the website.
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Orion Technologies Sceenic "Watch Together" Europe 2017 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryUnited Kingdom
Project DetailsWatch Together is an 5-month R&D project to develop, demonstrate and evaluate technologies and workflow for creating real-time interactive news viewing experiences on laptops and mobile. The goal is to enable the experience of "watching together" news live streamings and interacting with friends in the user's own environment, in real time. The project will advance the state of peer 2 peer video technologies. The results will enable the creation of a new kind of group video viewing experience of news videos and advance the creation of real-time conversations between friends and family.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
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Otava Media Corby Europe 2018 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFinland
Project DetailsCorby is a personal AI assistant for journalists. It will help journalists by following and reading vast amounts of source material to search for news and connections that would otherwise be hard to find. Whenever Corby finds something interesting, it will notify the journalist, who then can instruct Corby to dig deeper or change direction. By utilising machine learning and natural language abilities, Corby will learn from the feedback and will get better and better at helping every journalist using it. In this project, a prototype of Corby will be developed for Suomen Kuvalehti, the leading Finnish current affairs weekly.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Ouest-France CPM: Content Predictive Monetisation Europe 2018 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFrance
Project DetailsCPM's goal is to give emotion to their readers by republishing old content that is relevant to them. For example, what happened this day last year in their "places". They want to surprise people, to make them discover stories and engage readers to start discussion about their lives. The project goal is to increase reader engagement and montisation by publishing valuable content selected automatically by AI algorithms.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
ReferencesLink to source
Ouest-France/Rossel 20 Minutes NewsMakers Europe 2017 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFrance
Project DetailsBuilding upon semantic analysis, 20 Minutes NewsMakers will recruit our potential contributors wherever they express themselves: on our website and social network pages. By offering tailored incentives, they'll be encouraged to participate in conversation clusters, called "Newsrooms". We will use artificial intelligence to organize the multi-format information gathered within the newsrooms, ranking contributions by criteria, automatically writing short content, and creating media libraries - a contributors' directory - in our back office. With NewsMakers, we'll take user-generated content to another level, harnessing the editorial value of crowds and community experts.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
PBeM Sp. z o.o. & Intergol/iMedia/Korso/Południowa Oficyna Wydawnicza/Wspólnota Transforming local publishing companies in Poland Europe 2019 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryPoland
Project DetailsThe project is about the transformation of local media ecosystems in Poland. It will create a new model of an integrated multimedia and information system for local publishing companies and independent influencers who use modern IT and multimedia technology. The project includes building a technological platform (called the “videosphere” for the sake of our project) based on sub-local multimedia digital information centres and creating a set of tools to publish videos. These tools will be implemented on websites belonging to online publishers and independent creators. The centres will be located in different regions of Poland. Their aim is to provide both software and professional support to local media and independent vloggers.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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Papereed Papereed Europe 2018 €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySweden
Project DetailsPapereed is all about making written content audible. We use the best content from different publishers which we turn into audio with our own narrators. Listeners can listen to this content directly from the publishers own sites but also find it all in Papereed's own audio article apps, optimized for easy discovery and accessibility.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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Partal Maresma I Associats AI Radar Europe 2019 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySpain
Project DetailsReacting to breaking news is often time-consuming and complex. AI Radar will help newsrooms identify the news that matters most to their readership early in the story creation process, shortening publishing timelines.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
PayPeanuts PayPeanuts Europe 2017 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsPayPeanuts lets people pay for online content using points from loyalty programmes, and raises publisher revenue.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
Comments from RecipientThe information about the fact that we did receive funding is correct. The information about how much we received is directionally correct, but not accurate. We will not disclose the exact amount. We have found Google a fair, flexible and very supportive partner all through the project.
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Perspective Daily The Healthy News Diet Assistant Europe 2019 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsIn the digital age of constant distractions it has become increasingly difficult to stay focused. In this project, Perspective Daily builds technology to improve its users’ digital well-being by helping them focus on topics they want to learn more about. It provides insight into our community’s reading behaviour, progress made and empowers individuals to keep going.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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Philo Éditions TRAILS Europe 2019 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFrance
Project DetailsTrails are structured associations of content in vertical themes, that allow readers, individuals or groups to accumulate knowledge on a given topic. Presented in a playful and interactive format, readers will be able to experience the best facets of print journalism in the digital world.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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Pierre and Marie Curie University (UPMC) Annotation & machine learning for data-journalists Europe 2017 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFrance
Project DetailsJournalists often have to deal with large amounts of textual content. They face important difficulties to extract structured knowledge out of these documents, and the text remains underused, leaving some important information probably undiscovered.Automatic machine learning approaches can help, but require to first understand perfectly the information need and to annotate the corpus manually.We will build a tool allowing the manual annotation of textual documents with no or little idea of what one want to extract. The tool will then semi-automatically help the annotator to focus on the most important features and to produce good-quality annotations.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
PinkNews PinkNews Advocacy Platform Europe 2018 €299,338
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryUnited Kingdom
Project DetailsThe PinkNews Advocacy Platform will help connect readers who care about a particular LGBT+ issue to those advocating for equality in our society. The platform will provide a new revenue stream for niche publishers while at the same time helping charities and activists raise money and gain public support for their cause.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
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Piotr Fedorczyk Interactive Documentary Composer Europe 2018 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryPoland
Project DetailsInteractive Documentary Composer is creating a set of tools to streamline the creation of web-based interactive documentaries that will be rich in differing types of media, such as interactive video, word-level aligned interactive transcripts and silent video with captions. The project aims to give storytellers an easy-to-use composer so they can focus on the content and worry less about design and development aspects required when creating tools for visual storytelling.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Plataforma de Media Privados (PMP) Nonio - The infrastructure to set navigation route Europe 2016 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryPortugal
Project DetailsNonius (Nonio) is a measuring tool invented by the Portuguese mathematician Pedro Nunes. Its use led to finer measurements on the astrolabe, improving its accuracy and planning the navigation with a slight margin of error.The project comprehends a Data Management Platform and a Single Sign-On facility that provides first-party data to the common database. The project is headed by PMP and supported by an initial consortium of six Publishers - IMPRESA, MEDIA CAPITAL, GLOBAL MEDIA, COFINA, PUBLICO and RENASCEN«A - open to other players.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
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Play Bac Presse Virtual Newsroom Europe 2018 €49,332
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFrance
Project DetailsWith the Virtual Newsroom, every teacher will be able to train children to the world of journalism. The project will provide them with a detailed journalistic guide, a library of tools, and an interactive news template to fill and save, as only PlayBac Presse knows how to do.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
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PlayPlay PlayPlay Europe 2017 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFrance
Project DetailsPlayPlay allows newsroom staff to make high quality customizable video clips in seconds. What it offers news publishers is unparalleled as PlayPlay is both an editing tool with "state of the art" features, and a media feed providing them with tailored content under a Creative Commons licence.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Poligrafici Editoriale AIn - Artificial Intelligence News Europe 2017 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryItaly
Project DetailsAIn converts and writes content - optimising distribution, user engagement and monetisation opportunities, and letting journalists focus on producing original content.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
ReferencesLink to source
Poligrafici Editoriale Local.me Europe 2019 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryItaly
Project DetailsLocal.me is an app that through a gamification mechanism and loyalty program gathers a pool of registered users. Each time a user enters the app, interacts with content or participates in a survey, they will collect fidelity points in order to get local benefits.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Politibot Innovacion Politibot Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySpain
Project DetailsA bot platform to engage with audiences, personalize their experience and extract value from them.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Politibot Innovacion A tool to publish nonfiction series in messaging apps and monetise it Europe 2017 €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySpain
Project DetailsFollowing the success of Making a Murderer and Serial, Politibot aims to build a tool to create nonfiction series within messaging apps, including multimedia elements.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
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Polityka Fiszki Polityki' ('Politykaís Cards') Europe 2016 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryPoland
Project DetailsFiszki' is a mobile app providing quality news content based on articles published in 'Polityka'. The content is presented in an innovative form - easy to read and absorb - and enhanced with elements of gamification and social interaction to provide extra motivation for readers.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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Polityka POLITYKA - Real time business intelligence Europe 2017 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryPoland
Project DetailsPOLITYKA initiates a real-time business intelligence unit within the publishing house, providing new analytical and marketing skills and an extended set of tools for editorial teams and marketing specialists.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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Polityka Great reading experience Europe 2019 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryPoland
Project DetailsIn-depth articles on discreet topics have always been the key value of Polityka, but they can be a challenge to read online. Polityka will create an extraordinary reading experience through a set of tools, new content formats and smart suggestions.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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PollyVote PollyVote: Computational Campaign Coverage Europe 2017 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsWe aim to help newsrooms to improve their election forecasting. We will develop a fully automated and adaptable prediction platform that offers evidence-based election forecasts for potentially any election worldwide. The forecasts will be accompanied by automatically generated narratives and visualizations in multiple languages and for different channels and target audiences, which put the forecasts in context and appropriately communicate their underlying uncertainty in an objective manner.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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Polska Press Fake News Debunker Europe 2017 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryPoland
Project DetailsThe FND will work as an innovative platform to verify hot political news on their reliability and validity. Fake News Debunker will help the audience to identify the valuable news and to distinguish them from false stories, rumors or hoaxes and inaccurate reporting. Using a professional experience combined with existing and innovative technological tools the FND will verify hot media materials circulating on web sites or social media platforms. The results of the cross checking will be published on a specially created new online platform linked to number of online media outlets in Poland.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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Poool Ampoool Europe 2017 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFrance
Project DetailsAmpoool is the first AMP compatible paywall. Affordable for all publishers, Ampoool will allow publishers to create frictionless tailored experiences of premium content within the AMP ecosystem.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Postoj Plug&Play Crowdfunding Toolbox Europe 2018 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySlovakia
Project DetailsWe have identified and pilot tested key components of a new, sustainable, quality journalism crowdfunding tool. The main purpose of this project is to offer a complete plug&play fundraising solution for independent media outlets, which can be easily integrated with existing websites.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Precept memeCheck Europe 2018 €48,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySpain
Project DetailsmemeCheck is a fact-checking application based on user input, optical character recognition and machine learning, which help users assessing the veracity of a meme. It is made up of two main elements: a quick-to-use app for enquiring and a machine learning component that matches the meme’s contents with possible fact-checks, suggesting potential validations and contextual information
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
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Prensa Iberica Comercial Prensa Iberica Open Media Europe 2017 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySpain
Project DetailsIn order to provide useful and accurate access to open data, Prensa Iberica wants to track this data and processing it properly to provide a high added value and usefulness information to all citizens who are interested in how their community works and how Influences their lives.For instance: How much money does my autonomous community spend and how do they spend it? Or How many police stations are there in my city and what is their level of response in case you need their services?
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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Press Association RADAR (Reporters and Data and Robots) Europe 2017 €706,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryUnited Kingdom
Project DetailsRADAR will deliver a daily diet of compelling stories for local news outlets. Using a combination of editorial expertise and automation, applied to the burgeoning supply of open data and the increasing sophistication of distribution tools, RADAR will provide a major enhancement to the local digital news ecosystem, with some 30,000 stories a month created by Urbs journalists and AI, and distributed by the Press Association.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
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Presse Druck und Verlags Ask Me Europe 2017 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsAsk Me will use geo-fencing and user data to create situational questions to collect user opinion - using simple call-to-answer notes on their device to get relevant feedback right when they are engaged most deeply.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
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Prisma Media PrismA/R Europe 2017 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFrance
Project DetailsPrismA/R aims to create the first series of augmented reality news experiences enabling users to deepen their understanding of news subjects they've just heard about.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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ProSiebenSat.1 PULS 4/webLyzard Semantic Observatory for News Analytics and Repurposing (SONAR) Europe 2017 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryAustria
Project DetailsSONAR is a joint initiative of ProSiebenSat.1 PULS 4 and webLyzard technology to support balanced news reporting and increase the impact of digital content assets. Content recommendations and embeddable visualizations will support the day-to-day workflows of broadcasters, press agencies, independent journalists and corporate publishers. To help journalists identify the most relevant topics, automated tools will extract emerging stories from the public debate - including the opinion leaders who trigger and amplify these stories. By predicting relevant topics of public interest, SONAR will increase the impact of published content items across TV, Web and social media channels.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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Prodigioso Volcán Graphics generation with AI Europe 2017 €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySpain
Project DetailsThe automatic generator brings AI to the newsroom and visualises complex information in seconds in a simple way users can understand.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
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Project Syndicate Project Syndicate Europe 2016 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryCzech Republic
Project DetailsProject Syndicate's digital video project will provide readers and editors of Europe's leading newspapers with unparalleled access to Project Syndicate's lineup of world-renowned thinkers, political leaders, and policymakers. Project Syndicate will organize, moderate and host 12 collaborative video interviews on key issues. A select group of editors from Project Syndicate's European member publications will be invited to take part, thereby ensuring that the discussion is relevant to a broad audience in Europe and beyond.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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Project Syndicate Project Syndicate Europe 2018 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryCzech Republic
Project DetailsPS Plus combines a non-profit oriented referral program with a smart paywall solution. Readers who are able to pay will be incentivised to subscribe, share and support PS' non-profit mission and readers around the world who can't afford their own subscriptions. Tracking behavior and reading preference will enable PS to serve the right paywall offer, referral program incentive and, most importantly, content at the right time via on-site and email messaging.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
Publicism Publicism - Using blockchain technology to support journalism Europe 2017 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryNetherlands
Project DetailsPublicism is a new blockchain-based ecosystem for publishing that supports free press throughout the world.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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Publish Lab Improving creation and distribution of online news using AI Europe 2017 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryNorway
Project DetailsThe goal of the project is to create an automated news desk system by using AI, machine learning and live usage statistics, helping journalists and editors create better content to optimise views and monetisation.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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PÚBLICO - Comunicação Social P24 by Público Europe 2016 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryPortugal
Project DetailsP24 is Público's personalised audio catch-up for its readers. It refreshes throughout the day and produces audio clips of stories that are customised to each individual reader, as well as providing the main stories of the day. The project is P˙blico's answer to the problem of how to better serve an audience on the go; one who may not have time to constantly check the website throughout the day, and who may miss important news as a result. After initial research, audio was picked as the best medium to solve the issue, and P˙blico has identified it as a key platform for the future of the publication.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
ReferencesLink to source
PÚBLICO - Comunicação Social +Perto Europe 2017 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryPortugal
Project DetailsPerto will be a mobile application focused on hyperlocal journalism. It will supply users with meaningful journalism regarding neighborhood news and information to ease their daily lives. The application will work as a hyperlocal information agent, using geolocation and automated writing technologies to present information such as traffic, weather, minor and youth league results, movie and restaurant reviews on nearby places, all alongside journalistic coverage. Journalists will be able to use the application as a direct communication channel with their audience, enabling them to understand what coverage is needed and taping into the users' knowledge to do more comprehensive journalism.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
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PÚBLICO - Comunicação Social Fórum Público Europe 2019 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryPortugal
Project DetailsFórum Público will be a platform for online discussion, that includes real time online conversations between users and journalists, as well as real life events and a reward system to encourage users to be active members and, ultimately, subscribers. Increasing our subscription revenue is a goal. But we also aim to encourage in depth reading and foster informed discussion, which is a good antidote for the scenario of heavy polarization in the social media space.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
Público.es (Display Connectors) Transparent Journalism Tool - TJ Tool Europe 2017 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySpain
Project DetailsThe Transparent Journalism Tool (TJ Tool) will be an open source application that will allow citizens to see the back end of the editorial process, so they can trace the newsgathering and editing work in a radically transparent way. The audience will know why do we cover a story, where did we get the data, which sources did we talked to or how many people did we allocate to produce a story. It will also provide publishers with data about the cost to produce each story that can eventually be used to monetize content with different formulas like micropayments.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
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Quality Media Producciones OPSHARE VIDEO Europe 2017 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySpain
Project DetailsOPSHARE VIDEO is a multi-channel application development project for large media online publishers with the aim to: 1/ Provide more interest and a longer lifetime to videonews from an audience point of view. 2/ Differentiate their videonews contents from competitors. 3/ Increase user traffic to publishers' video channels. 4/ Create a new exposure tool for brands and advertising. To do this, OPSHARED Video will invite users to SHARE and add their OPINIONS in the form of video, graphics, texts or photographs to the original videonews.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Quintelligence/Slovenian Press Agency Global Media Monitoring for News Publishers Europe 2016 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySlovenia
Project DetailsThe platform will provide to publishers real-time monitoring of world events, complete cross-lingual coverage of individual events, and contextualization by identifying related events. Publishers can also opt into alerts on relevant topics, and recommendations for event coverage.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
RCS Mediagroup GazzaNet Academy: "Share your SPORT passion" (a project of GazzaNet/La Gazzetta dello Sport) Europe 2016 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryItaly
Project DetailsLearning from the pros, all contributors sharing opinions on Academy's site will be reviewed. Standout candidates will have the chance to appear on La Gazzetta dello Sport medias, as well as participate in a unique sporting experience and practice on field. 'Through the GazzaNet Academy project, we put our Italian audience in the middle of the sport information, allowing them to share their sport opinions and information. The GazzaNet Academy will represent the first-class passport to enter in the most-read Italian media. The most relevant user-generated contents will find their space on our sport properties: a dream for any Italian sports enthusiast.' ó Francesco Carione, Publisher La Gazzetta dello Sport.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
RISE Project Corruption Pattern Reporting/CPR-Breathing New Life Into Investigative Reporting Europe 2016 €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryRomania
Project DetailsCPR-Breathing New Life Into Investigative Reporting. We believe that crime and corruption are commodities that are traded and reused across geographies. With CPR, RISE Project intends to enhance and expand the efficiency of investigative reporting on crime and corruption through human-machine interaction
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
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RP Digital Trend Recognition Module for the Listening Center Europe 2016 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsIdentifies topics that are relevant to each journalist and measures the social-impact of this url to find out, if this is either a global or a local trend and if it is going to be an important story within the next few hours or days. All journalists have personalized access to the Listening Center and can check out all trending topics that are relevant to their area of coverage.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
ReferencesLink to source
RTL Information Et Diffusion RTL INFO Stories Europe 2018 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFrance
Project DetailsRTL INFO Stories is based on an AI-powered curation of RTL content to build tailored AMP Stories and drive engagement based on user consumption and context. As AMP Stories is a format designed to optimise the consumption of content on mobile, cards of the stories will be automatically built from CMS data and metadata, using a variety of templates. The service will be pushed on the RTL Info mobile home screen. Monetisation of this new offer comes through advertising and it will reach a higher number of younger users.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
RTL Nederland (RTL Nieuws) You News, Our News Europe 2018 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryNetherlands
Project DetailsTo make coverage more engaging and personal, RTL Nieuws will leverage data and AI technologies to generate local news stories. They will develop the tools needed to translate data into local news stories that feel handwritten but are in fact automatically generated using templates and AI techniques. They will cover local topics that readers care about and relate to, such as the quality of local schools and health services, safety, and housing, all in a familiar journalistic style. By combining automatically generated news articles with data journalism, they will maintain a high journalistic standard, tone of voice, and visual style.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
RTL Radio Deutschland News Buzzer Europe 2016 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsWe want to create a future-oriented and user-centered radio by converting radio's unique functions in the digital world. Radio offers orientation, it's fast, local and a daily companion. In the digital world we have to satisfy these requirements everywhere and every time. It's easy: Just push the News Buzzer and listen to your selected news presented by a well-known radio personality.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
Radio 24 Al Anchor Europe 2018 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryItaly
Project DetailsRadio 24 is the first private "news & talk" radio station in Italy. It will be the natural place to develop the first AI anchor with the goal of one day going on the air with an entirely automated news segment. The AI anchor’s career will begin, however, with an internship and it will take time and a long trial for it to be ready for prime time. The initial task of our AI anchor will be to generate news podcasts on demand for each user. The project combines a mighty editorial effort to create tools to translate structured data in content and the use of AI to aid in the process with a trial-and-error approach in the field of text-to-speech.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
Radio France Focus Europe 2017 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFrance
Project DetailsFocus transforms daily news intake into a tailored digest: news experience is adapted to listening habits, listening context (time and space), interests and mood.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
Radio Radicale, Centro di Produzione Mapping of institutional activities & political speeches Europe 2017 €476,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryItaly
Project DetailsRadio Radicale is an independently run radio station based in Italy. We have a digital archive of more than 400.000 hours of audio/video recordings of italian and european politic, social and cultural events and we add new recordings on a daily basis. We are building, in cooperation with Hyperborea Srl, our technical partner in the project, a system that performs semantical analysis of the recorded speeches and a tool that will enable the users to search and extract exactly what they need from the recorded material and also to edit the excerpts to generate new original contents.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
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Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ) Database to generate journalistic story leads Europe 2017 €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryIreland
Project DetailsOur proposal essentially involves a plan to build a database which can acquire, integrate and interrogate large banks of data in order to generate journalistic story leads.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
ReferencesLink to source
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Rasmus Nielsen Holding PoliWatchBot (a project of Altinget) Europe 2017 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryDenmark
Project DetailsThe purpose of this project is to make the democratic political process more comprehensible to the citizen through innovative use of public data. We wish to use the dataflow from the national legislative institutions of Sweden and Denmark to present and visualize the legislative process in a format that is understandable through automated journalism. We will then provide a new layer of analytical insights on top of existing data from the legislative processes, which will be open to anyone through a public web platform. The project will be done in cooperation between Altinget.dk, Altinget.se, Analyse & Tal and J++.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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Rasmus Nielsen Holding The Engagement Engine Europe 2019 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryDenmark
Project DetailsThe Engagement Engine seeks to invite the readership to participate in a new kind of editorial process that make use of the competence and knowledge of our professional audience. We will challenge one-way communication and help the readers take part in constructive conversations with other readers and the journalists. I short, this project will formalise engaged community journalism by providing a technological infrastructure to support it.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
Reach Regionals AI bots and trolls filter based on cross-platform internet traffic analysis Europe 2019 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryUnited Kingdom
Project DetailsLaudable will develop a local news platform for audio content, work with newsrooms to develop audio concepts, and deliver compelling audio experience for local audiences in the UK.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
ReferencesLink to source
Real Media Computer Assisted Reporting Lab (C.A.R.LA) Europe 2016 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGreece
Project DetailsThe Computer Assisted Reporting Lab helps to: locate collaborators based on the members' skillsets, identify reporting opportunities by summarizing content from thousands of sources regardless of underlying language, spot and share multi-modal information highlighting incoming reports' differences, and integrate visualization tools into everyday journalism.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
Reblr Rethor Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryNetherlands
Project DetailsRethor eases the burden of the overflow of tools and information and instead integrates them into your workflow. While writing an article, journalists can profit from their archives and improve their work with known and unknown trusted sources and third party services so they can employ their own knowledge best. Moreover, publishing on multiple channels was never easier, because with Rethor it is possible to share on several platforms with one simple click.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Regie Radio Music Youradio News Europe 2016 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryCzech Republic
Project DetailsYouradio News will create the digital audio service that enables specialized professional news from economics, business, politics, science, and culture in a user-personalized way. All on a highly-professional level that lets listeners directly participate.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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Renars Liepins Social Zeitgeist Radar Europe 2017 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryLatvia
Project DetailsSocial Zeitgeist Radar is an online tool that helps journalists escape social media filter bubbles. The tool analyses social media and detects user clusters and their discussion topics. It then provides an interactive graphical representation of the information flow between the user clusters and journalists. This visual summary allows journalists to immediately spot gaps in their coverage. The tool then helps make better decisions about how to fill the gaps by suggesting best starting points for further investigation.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Reporters d'Espoirs SoJoHub Europe 2019 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFrance
Project DetailsThe media is often criticised for not truly representing people’s concerns, leaving rural communities and small towns unheard. To remedy the situation, and revive reader trust, a growing number of journalists and media professionals are exploring new solutions to improve representation in their content. However, there remains many difficulties in identifying reliable sources, initiatives, case studies. With the SoJoHub, Reporters d’Espoirs offers a platform with a set of simple tools for journalists and media professionals, including a database of initiatives, content sources, contextualised data and case studies.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Republica.ro Audio Smart Core for Newsroom Europe 2018 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryRomania
Project DetailsThis project implements a system to allow users to interact with the content of the web platform in an audio format. The user will interact with the new feature on mobile devices, laptops and desktop by clicking a button placed in the footer of the website page. The feature is built mainly for platform readers who will be able to listen to their favourite authors, listen to previously ordered playlists and even share their opinion on the main topics.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Res Publica Verlags Journalism first Europe 2017 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsAn innovative B2B platform enabling publishers to offer ad space independently from ad agencies and the editorial influence of companies placing adverts, to access a broader range of customers, to reduce the costs of ad space sales, and to boost their journalistic development.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Reuters Limited Ampersand - programme production on the go Europe 2017 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryUnited Kingdom
Project DetailsAmpersand will be a service for digital news publishers to produce personalised news programmes on the go - seamlessly stitching relevant videos and mid-roll advertising with animated transitions. It will create a monetisable mid-form digital video experience by employing content personalisation, ad targeting and video-on-demand utility.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
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Ricardo Lafuente Taskforce Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryPortugal
Project DetailsThrough the use of familiar, messaging-based interfaces to engage and collect audience contributions, Taskforce's purpose is to enable the large-scale usage of crowdsourcing tactics in newsrooms.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
RiffReporter PolyPublisher Europe 2018 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsWith their expertise, innovative edge and entrepreneurial drive, independent and freelance journalists are at the heart of quality journalism. The project PolyPublisher will offer them the technical framework to distribute and market their journalistic products more efficiently and more widely, thus helping to monetise it. The RiffReporter CMS will be linked with external platforms that allow wide distribution and sale, and we will create an interface through which independent journalists can offer and sell their works to publishing houses and broadcasters in a streamlined way. Additionally it will enable publishing in a growing number of languages by making use of semi-automatic translation.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
Ringier Axel Springer A Bot Called Zombie That Can Identify an Online Newspaper's Best Articles and Assess When and Why to Republish Them Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySwitzerland
Project Details1. Zombie will analyse articles on Le Temps' website using data from both Chartbeat and Google Analytics. It will score each article according to its relevance and quality.2. Zombie will see what the hottest topics are in Google Trends, Google News and Twitter's Trending Topics. It will then check to see whether its own database contains any good articles related to these topics. If so, Zombie will alert Le Temps' editorial staff through a daily email for example.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Ringier Romania www.stiricurate.ro Europe 2017 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryRomania
Project Detailswww.stiricurate.ro is going to work as a platform where people can read quality journalistic content, aggregated and curated by our top editors and as a digital news-checking system, where users can search and check information, consisting of either viral, or important topics.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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Robert Heinecke, Sascha Kuntze and Jan Rübbelke Breeze Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsBreeze aims to engage the public about air quality in larger cities by providing automated, understandable air quality reports via their cloud platform and social and other media. Their innovative sensors are able to provide much more data about urban air quality than current monitoring solutions. 'Air pollution is one of the biggest challenges of our time and kills millions of people every year,' says Breeze CEO Robert Heinecke, 'Yet we have much too little information about what is actually happening in our living and working environments. With our next generation air quality sensors and analytics platform we provide the tools for citizens, governments and enterprises to quantify their local air quality, to understand what this data means and how to best act upon it.'
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
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Romanian Center for Investigative Journalism Liquid Investigations Europe 2016 €400,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryRomania
Project DetailsDevelopment and testing of an open source digital toolkit to facilitate investigative collaborations. When fully developed, the kit will allow for “distributed, non-hierarchical data analysis, sharing, information exchange and annotation.” The kit will have strong security protections with a focus on small and portable devices. The goal: to provide investigative journalists with a secure and integrated environment to enable “distributed, liquid collaboration” on journalistic projects.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
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Roularta Media Group/Look Live Media/Artevelde Hogeschool/University of Leuven VeriFlix - intelligently managing user generated content Europe 2017 €400,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryBelgium
Project DetailsVeriFlix is an AI-powered solution for news organisations to source and verify the authenticity of user generated videos - easily sourcing UGC videos and ensuring fake news is isolated from high-quality videos.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
Comments from Recipient400,000 Euro from Google Digital News Innovation Fund. We have felt that the DNI program is an accelerator of digital and technological innovation at RMG. From KU Leuven: All interaction with Google went via Roularta
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Roularta Media Group/NowMax/Thomas More Hogeschool OptiCall Europe 2018 €314,107
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryBelgium
Project DetailsOptiCall is a video calling app made to satisfy the needs of journalists and broadcasters. The easy to use app offers better audio/video quality and improved interaction between the journalist and the interviewee. It combines the qualitative and interactional benefits of on site interviews with the cost savings of remote interviews.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
Comments from Recipient314,107 Euro from Google Digital News Innovation Fund. We have felt that the DNI program is an accelerator of digital and technological innovation at RMG.
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Roularta Media Group/Zeticon/University of Leuven Metahaven Europe 2016 €575,166
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryBelgium
Project DetailsMetahaven will leverage innovative technology which can add more value to Roularta Media Group and its content. It will automatically add metadata to videos, images and text and allow easy discovery by journalists. In addition, new (digital) products and services will be offered in a personalised manner to our readers.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
Comments from Recipient575,166 Euro from Google Digital News Innovation Fund. We have felt that the DNI program is an accelerator of digital and technological innovation at RMG. From KU Leuven: All interaction with Google went via Roularta
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Russmedia VOL.AT Membership - Escaping the Zero-Price-Point-Trap (a project of Russmedia Digital) Europe 2016 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryAustria
Project DetailsThe project marks the transformation from an Ad driven approach to a new system where users can engage, collect and invest in virtual currency. The academic base of the project is done in collaboration with Austrian neuroeconomist and Professor of Microeconomics Ernst Fehr (University of Z¸rich) and his consultancy group. 2016 Fehr was ranked as the most influential economist in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. VOL.AT (Vorarlberg Online) is amongst Austrias most-visited news services while Vorarlberg itself is only the second-smallest province of the country.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
ReferencesLink to source
Russmedia 360 Degree Democracy in Eastern-Hungary Europe 2016 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryHungary
Project DetailsWe will not only give our audience the option to ask questions from leaders in realtime, but they will also get additional information and edited articles as well. Journalists will not have to decide where to go to cover a story if two events are running at the same time. We believe that this project will put pressure on leaders and content providers, as their word will be more verifiable with our 360 Degree Democracy videos.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
ReferencesLink to source
Russmedia Gamification + Blockchain (a project of Russmedia Digital) Europe 2018 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryAustria
Project DetailsThis solution for publishers will provide a new way of rewarding users for their attention and helps marketers to present their best offers to a motivated audience. They also see it as great option to decentralize legacy workflow processes. Blockchain is the missing link for Russmedia Digital’s already successful engagement project and will add a whole new level of innovation and sovereignty to the future of publishing and it's monetisation.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
SC Blue Insight Fact Scan Europe 2017 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryRomania
Project DetailsFact Scan is a project aiming to provide a solution for real-time fact-checking a variety of claims over a range of media such as written articles/news or broadcasting.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
Comments from RecipientI can confirm the information regarding the award information is accurate. As Google doesn't disclose the exact funding amount and gives a range of funding amounts, I am under no authority to overcome their decision and provide you an exact amount.
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SC Convergent Media Jurnalisport Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryRomania
Project DetailsJURNALISPORT is a collaborative project between journalists and part of their audience, transforming the old staff meetings in the newsroom to virtual ones and adding the users to the mix. Passionate users will be involved in news writing. They become real journalists, writing articles on specific topics backed by editors.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
SHYN ONE Smart Thumbnails Europe 2017 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryBulgaria
Project DetailsSHYN gives power to original content creators, enabling them to generate revenues directly from social media with smart, context and audience-aware sponsored thumbnails.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
SSO Geste SSO GESTE: bringing a single ID to the whole French digital media ecosystem Europe 2019 €750,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFrance
Project DetailsThe SSO GESTE is a unique identification platform for all the French news and media publishers that creates a new logged media ecosystem in France. The project is based on a single-sign-on alliance, enhancing the user journey. In the long run, the objective sign up 50 major publishers, representing more than 90% of the French monthly web traffic. This initiative is unique in terms of technological cooperation and is the first time so many players in the same industry have committed to build a brand new web experience.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
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Saint-Paul Luxembourg Dynamic Paywall: Optimizing conversion with a machine learning model Europe 2017 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryLuxembourg
Project DetailsIn recent years publishers established paywalls and are now seeing promising results. The technology and models applied by all publishers are most of the time rule-based. Rule-based models however are too rigid to tap the full potential. With this project Saint Paul will overcome the limitations and establish a paywall 2.0: A dynamic paywall that automatically optimizes the settings based on machine learning algorithms in order to find each user's individual tipping point to convert.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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Sanoma U-bot: Alerts from news data (a project of Oy Suomen Tietotoimisto Finska Notisbyrån Ab) Europe 2017 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFinland
Project DetailsJournalists in newsrooms spend a lot of time checking if a website or data has been updated or changed. Sometimes relevant sites and data can't be monitored at all and journalists miss the newsworthy information. The Finnish News Agency STT will build an alert system to make following of these changes easier, faster and more reliable. Alerts can be ie. SMS's or emails. Alerts can also be sent as texts to the editorial system.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Sanoma U-bot: The dive into the machine learning (a project of Oy Suomen Tietotoimisto Finska Notisbyrån Ab) Europe 2017 €220,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFinland
Project DetailsU-bot uses advanced language technology to automatically generate news text based on facts from a data source and previous news stories in the same area.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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Sanoma Content Recommendation System - Machine learning helps recommend journalism to users (a project of Helsingin Sanomat) Europe 2017 €490,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFinland
Project DetailsThis project will develop a content recommendation system using machine learning. The system will be capable of learning and adapting based on user behaviour, following journalist-set directives and innovate new trust-building methods.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
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Sanoma Sanoma Storyboard GOviaR (a project of Sanoma Media Belgium) Europe 2017 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryBelgium
Project DetailsGiven the explosion of interest in virtual reality among media organizations, we will build a tool - cloud based - that enables every journalist to create and publish his VR-story within a minimum of time. Sanoma wants to deliver their audience a memorable experience and create even more immersive experience with VR technology. Simply by wearing stereoscopic recording equipment in interesting environments or while reporting on events, they can put their audience at the heart of the story they're telling.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
Sanoma Trike - machine learning based content analysis and prediction system (a project of Helsingin Sanomat) Europe 2019 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFinland
Project DetailsEngaging content increases likelihood of a reader subscribing to news media. Trike will be a tool to help journalists write more engaging content, faster, with the help of data. The tool will analyse content and customers’ engagement with the content, utilise the data to enable journalists to make more data-optimised content decisions, and give real-time feedback to journalists during the writing process.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
ReferencesLink to source
Sanoma Personalised leaflets Europe 2019 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryNetherlands
Project DetailsNU.nl believes quality local journalism should be free because better informed people contribute to a better society. But monetisation is a challenge. By capitalising on the existing market for paper leaflets/direct mail, NU.nl believes it can create a scalable business model for local news. It wants to gather all the offers, unbundle and analyze them (using machine learning) and match these individual offers with user profiles to show the most relevant offers to a specific user. The result is personalised leaflets, a relevant and scalable business model for local news.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
ReferencesLink to source
Scandanavia Online Personalized voice news with ads Europe 2018 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryNorway
Project DetailsSol.no will create personalized and theme based voice news experiences for Google Assistant and Google Home. The project will create a live, interactive, voice news channel, including new voice-ad formats. It will be launched to coincide with the forthcoming Norwegian language support on these platforms.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
Schleswig-Holsteinischer Zeitungsverlag Ambient News Europe 2017 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsWe are connecting digital journalism and the Internet of Things. Therefore we are developing an artificial intelligent translation of incoming news or information, convert it into different formats like signals, text snippets, pictograms or audio messages and distribute it to specific channels in the Internet of Things like smart home devices from LED bulbs over smart speakers to household appliances.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
Schwäbischer Verlag Movement Profile Based Recommendation Engine for Hyperlocal News and Service Information Europe 2016 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsLocal people still trust their local newspaper to tell them what's happening in their neighborhood. But, on the other hand, new forms of digital media have created new user expectations. For example, users expect important news to find them, instead of readers searching for news themselves. Too often, irrelevant content or information is shown, as there is no mechanism to target the right local content to the right users. How could we meet this user expectation in a better way?
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
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Science Media Center Germany/Information Retrieval Group at TH Köln PRIOR - PRepublicatIOn Radar Europe 2017 €45,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsPRIOR, the PRepublicatIOn Radar, will be an integrated tool for science journalists to keep up to date with the latest scientific research, enabling them to detect and filter potentially interesting studies in a diverse set of scientific journals. In this project the SMC Lab will work together with the Information Retrieval Group at TH Kˆln (University of Applied Science).
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
Comments from RecipientWe partnered with the University of Applied Science Cologne to develop a new tool for science journalism. Together we received a funding of around 45.000€ by Google for this project. As small non-profit organization we were glad to receive the funding by Google, otherwise we would have not been able to develop PRIOR. Retrospectively we are happy that we had little administrative expenditure, that there was no interference by Google at any time and that we could develop the tool in our sense.
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Scitec-Media Multicle Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySwitzerland
Project DetailsDespite the possibilities of digital design and functionality, most online news articles are presented in a linear form, just like their printed counterparts. Therefore, we will develop a prototype of a novel explorative article format which is non-linear and multi-dimensional and empowers the user to navigate according to his needs and preferences.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Scripps Networks Interactive 24 Current Europe 2017 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryPoland
Project DetailsKONKRET24 is crowd sourced solution for fake news.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
Sebastian Krause VoiceAd Europe 2018 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryAustria
Project DetailsVoiceAd is a tool that makes it easy and affordable for everyone to produce their own audio-advertorials and deliver them to specific audiences. This will be achieved by combining the possibilities of the Google Voice API and Google Text to Speech with methods of programmatic advertising, to build an easy-to-use interface to produce and deliver audio-commercials.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Secolo XIX Local News Digital Platform Europe 2016 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryItaly
Project DetailsThe project aims to raise a new generation of journalists with an innovative 'learn-and-train' program. To achieve this goal, we would create an integrated platform that combines e-learning tools with a content production system, a real time analytics console and an innovative journalist's rewards system.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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Secolo XIX Journalist Digital Assistant Europe 2017 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryItaly
Project DetailsIl Secolo XIX, with the support of Accenture, aims at contributing on the future sustainability of the news business by innovating content creation process through the application of Artificial Intelligence: the initiative is not purely a broad modernization of existing activities but a real digital transformation of journalist activities.The key innovative aspect at the core of this solution for news environment is the promptness feature of AI tool: in this case the AI tool, that will continuously learn through a Machin Learning engine, will be able to suggest autonomously and proactively content/information/sources working as a complement of the editorial process managed by journalist.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
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Serelay Mobile Content Authentication Platform Europe 2017 €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryUnited Kingdom
Project DetailsWe're bringing 'trusted digital media capture' into the open, enabling mobile device users to capture photos and videos which can then be queried and verified for authenticity of both content (was it edited?) and metadata (where and when was it originally captured?). In parallel we are building for digital publishers and others a cloud based verification platform allowing automated ,real-time execution of the aforementioned checks.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
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Servicios Generales de Comunicación y Gestión, S.L. QUEVEDO (a project of ileon.com) Europe 2018 €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySpain
Project DetailsQUEVEDO is an aide-de-camp’ bot writer for newsrooms focused on wildfires, snowfalls, weather and road conditions. An Artificial Intelligence software tool based on Natural Language Generation that processes data extracted from official and institutional fonts in order to write news on the fly. This human supervised bot have a visualization module to generate graphics from the warnings pulled from those datasets and embed them in geolocated maps to show readers and citizens the correct visualizations of these events. QUEVEDO AI writes news, initially in Spanish, but in the future, in other languages.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
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Sicilian Communication From words to graphics: ARIA Europe 2018 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryItaly
Project DetailsARIA is a tool for journalists which uses Machine Learning techniques to read and interpret an article or a press release in order to automatically create an infographic. The tool is an assistant, not a substitute, for journalists. It will be able to represent information such as numerical data and percentages, item lists, maps and timelines. A new way to tell stories.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Siine Ltd (Spain) PS21 Breaking Analysis Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryUnited Kingdom
Project DetailsUsing cutting-edge technology to bring together a wide ranging global network of leading experts to provide incisive analysis on breaking news. Articles will now contain embedded metadata, intelligence, and relevance ratings. Fast, incisive, and widely disseminated.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Sima Applied Technologies VR News Environments Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySpain
Project DetailsVirtual Reality environments for Digital Newspapers: in this new communication platform for digital media companies, we will be able to translate newspapers to 3 dimensions where, using virtual reality technology, you will be immersed in a brand new way to experience and consume a news production.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Slovenian Press Agency D4Editor Europe 2019 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySlovenia
Project DetailsThe goal of the D4Editor project is to develop an advanced digital tool for assisting editors, automatically uncovering potential gaps in their coverage. This will be done by identifying the most reported stories in the overall media landscape and finding potential gaps unreported by other news outlets. Additionally, the tool will provide editors with insights into in-house productivity and reach.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Snappd Unlocking the stories format for publishers Europe 2017 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryUnited Kingdom
Project DetailsSnappd helps publishers to utilise user-generated video stories which are becoming ever more prevalent within the social space. Publishers will be able to search relevant video content to input into their websites, articles and social channels.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
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Società Athesis Premium Semantic Communities - boosting user engagement Europe 2017 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryItaly
Project DetailsThis is a new internet portal for digital communities - each focused on a specific topic, with regular contributions from dedicated journalists, and each able to contribute, share and access additional premium services.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
ReferencesLink to source
Società Editrice Saints Alexander, Ambrose, Bassett (SESAAB SPA) Personalised content experience Europe 2019 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryItaly
Project DetailsThe main goal of the project, carried out with Accenture and Socialbeat, is to innovate content production and distribution through an AI algorithms that can leverage on a range of data and sources. The initiative represents true data driven digital transformation and showcases the ambition of “L’Eco di Bergamo” to innovate their journalism - delivering the right news, in the right format to the reader at the right time.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
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Socius Free My Feed - Amplify reach of social posts to publisherís websites Europe 2017 €115,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryNorway
Project DetailsThe Free My Feed project will build a simple ad product enabling advertisers to promote their social posts through available inventory on publishers' websites - opening up a new revenue stream for publishers who are currently excluded from social ad spend.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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Société Nouvelle Industrielle du Connecteur (SNIC) EcoSystem Europe 2019 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFrance
Project DetailsToday, there is no existing tool that gathers simplified integration of multiple open data sources, automatic identification of relevant data points and integration of verified data in augmented content formats in only one device. EcoSystem addresses it all : open data challenges, the demand for local news that is actually relevant to locals, readers’ expectations of verified, informative multi-level content and journalists’ requirements for a better digitized workflow.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
Société d'investissement médias (EBRA Group) Local Pulse – delivering local news in your daily city life Europe 2019 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFrance
Project DetailsIn city centres, all regional newspaper sales are decreasing. Young urban readers know, trust and like our brands but relate to them less and less. Project Local Pulse is an ambitious answer to conquer and attract a new generation of readers. Local Pulse is a triple challenge: a new editorial offer that will deliver local, native and multimedia content in a new product to improve user experience and meet reader expectations. It represents a new business model for hyperlocal advertising and subscription.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
ReferencesLink to source
Solent News and Photo Agency Sleuth Europe 2019 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryUnited Kingdom
Project DetailsTo both support the local news ecosystem and advance the principles of open justice, we will develop a bespoke piece of customisable software that will digitise and crawl through traditional court lists with the aim of surfacing and reporting on stories that would otherwise go uncovered.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Sourcefabric Live Coverage Ecosystem Europe 2016 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryCzech Republic
Project DetailsBased on an open source technology stack the Live Coverage Ecosystem project seeks to significantly lower the barriers to entry for realtime coverage and live blogging for all news media. The solution is based on a two-way syndication of resources between participating media outlets including news agencies and their customers.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
South West News Service Limited Shareableworld.com Europe 2016 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryUnited Kingdom
Project DetailsSWNS is developing a photography, video and copy syndication platform for citizen journalists and professionals with real time sales reporting and complete transparency. At the same time the system will allow packaged content to be delivered to publishers in the quickest, most relevant way possible.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
Spain Media Magazine Premium Podcast Platform Project - P4 Europe 2017 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySpain
Project DetailsP4 will develop a Podcast Platform with premium content based in a freemium model with part of the content accessible under a small monthly fee. The platform will be available through responsive web and iOS & Android apps. It will dedicate most of the advertising revenues to produce and buy Premium Content.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
SparkNews Spark It Europe 2018 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFrance
Project DetailsSPARK-IT is a collaborative platform that enables newsrooms to identify and share fresh and engaging solutions-oriented editorial content.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
ReferencesLink to source
Spectrm Publishing UG Spectrm Publishing Europe 2016 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsSpectrm provides media companies and brands with a platform and content creation focused CMS which enables messenger applications to create bot and chat channels to reach large audiences with personalised messages. The company was launch-partner of Facebook Messenger in 2016 - in addition, Spectrm's platform works on Slack and Telegram.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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Stadsporten Citygate Death announcements in the digital age Europe 2016 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySweden
Project DetailsProviding a new type of death announcement adapted to the digital age. We look forward to renew death announcements and obituaries, the very core of local news media, and are grateful for the support of Google in trying to achieve this vision.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
ReferencesLink to source
Standard Verlagsgesellschaft De-Escalation Bot Europe 2017 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryAustria
Project DetailsProject to research, develop and evaluate Artificial Intelligence-based solutions for news media to detect the occurance and collective amplification of negative emotions in online discussions. The proposed technology shall predict potential events of rapid escalation at group levels, and support human moderation in reinforcing an atmosphere of topic-oriented reasoning.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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Standard Verlagsgesellschaft ForUs - High-quality online discussions Europe 2017 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryAustria
Project DetailsThe ForUs project aims to improve the quality of user discussions in online media by finding new ways of encouraging higher-quality user comments.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
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Stichting Free Press Unlimited Publeaks Mobile - Information sharing tool for media on the go Europe 2017 €49,200
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryNetherlands
Project DetailsWith Publeaks Mobile, whistleblowers can 'snap and share' information with the media from their smartphone, increasing their involvement in any investigation following the tip-off.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
Comments from RecipientOur award is EURO 49,200. We really appreciate the cooperation and support.
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Stichting Lokale Onderzoeksjournalistiek Bureau voor Lokale Zaken Europe 2017 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryNetherlands
Project DetailsThe Bureau voor Lokale Zaken will offer a secure web-based working environment and a publishing platform for local investigative journalists. Its structure is aimed at facilitating cooperation: intraregional, but also interregional when comparable topics are subject of investigation projects. Its participants are local reporters that - at different levels of authorisation - will get access to content and that will be working together on investigation projects, jointly creating output and sharing documents and audio and/or video files. Parts of their information may be shared with consulting experts, participating citizens, and platform staff. Research methods and best practices may be mutually shared.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Stowarzyszenie Gazet Lokalnych People Publish Platform Europe 2017 €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryPoland
Project DetailsThe project consists of building a web platform with an innovative engine for automatic creation, personalization and sale of digital editions of newspapers from articles created by Readers and prepared by the editorial office. They would be able to independently generate personalized editions, to collect, review and create their own content on digital newspapers platforms. This would be allowed by a simple graphical interface resembling columns of standard newspapers. The project was inspired by diagnosed problems and technological changes on the local and world press market.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
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Stuart Goulden Beyonder - Next Generation Local News Experiences Using Beacon Technology Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryUnited Kingdom
Project DetailsIt promises to transform people's smartphones and wearable devices into proactive media companions, helping them discover the world around them through immersive storytelling.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
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Styria Media Group Publisher Lead Generator-PLG (a project of Styria Content Creation) Europe 2017 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryAustria
Project DetailsThe 'Publisher Lead Generator" (PLG) will help our editorial and marketing teams to collect user data of potential buyers on our own publishing platforms. The PLG will make this task highly convenient for creators and users.With the PLG we will be able to create lead ads just by uploading images, typing in headlines and selecting targeting criteria. Based on behavioral economic concepts, user and contextual information, the PLG will place ads within or as part of our articles and guide the user through a personalized conversion funnel.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
Styria Media Group Personalisation for regional news Europe 2017 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryCroatia
Project DetailsThe platform we are creating will bring the best of cutting-edge machine learning technologies integrated with the content management platform specialised for publishers. It will have integrated several machine learning features - tag optimisation, cross-brand contextual recommending engine and personalization.The platform will become an enabler for regional publishing with the goal to empower trusted and relevant Croatian and regional content producers from big media houses to smaller independent and non-profit news outlets to enthusiastic bloggers. This will bring value to the community and direct more users, usage, and loyalty to the trusted media.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
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Styria Media Group SBCNS - Styria Blockchain News (a project of Styria Digital Services) Europe 2018 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryAustria
Project DetailsSBCNS will develop a powerful blockchain based prototype as a basis for a new digital broadcasting and high level fake news detection system. Editors will be able to easily seal and distribute their content with SBCNS in the host organization and in any other news eco-systems. This prototype will research and locate obstacles in this new way of distributing information to learn how content is shared and where it gets distorted (aka fake news). The goal is to implement the service and cooperate with existing systems worldwide.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Sultan Suleimanov Perfect Monitor Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryLatvia
Project DetailsSet of tools that help journalists to find news (especially breaking news) and see everything important on the screen. In fact it's personal professional aggregator which is configured for each user individually.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
TF1 Vocal Europe 2018 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFrance
Project DetailsTF1 SA will build a multi-channel network for on-demand news-focused audio content. VOCAL will provide voice content based on Groupe TF1 programmes, as well as original content produced either by Groupe TF1 itself or by talented podcasters, brands or other broadcasters.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
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TT News Agency Standardized Entity Tags Europe 2018 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySweden
Project DetailsTT News Agency will investigate and prototype a solution for creating, and administrating, a national standard for uniquely identified entity tags for news articles. The entity tags used today cannot separate two or more persons/subjects called the same thing. One topic tag can therefore point at a variety of persons/companies/subjects. With uniquely identified entity tags we aim to create a specific standard for tagging news material where all entities are correctly identified. Our intention is that the Swedish news industry can benefit from, and in the long run contribute to, this new standard. With a unique tagging repository, publishers can offer personalized content with higher accuracy.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
TagesWoche User Generated Storyboard for Local News Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySwitzerland
Project DetailsTagesWoche will build a web application that allows users to post questions about their city. Users can vote for the question they want reporters to investigate.Using such a system, readers can signal to journalists what they are interested in, validating interest in those ideas, before effort is put into reporting.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Talentum Oyj Machine Augmented Financial Journalism Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFinland
Project DetailsThis project builds an automated platform which suggests possible news stories and generates dynamic story templates in real-time when abnormal financial market events are discovered.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
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Talk About Local Local News Engine Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryUnited Kingdom
Project DetailsLocal News Engine - algorithmic generation of leads for potential news stories from local data, increasing efficiency and effectiveness of accountability journalism.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Tamedia CommentView Europe 2017 €150,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySwitzerland
Project DetailsTurning streams of comments on news sites into digestible and engaging visualisations and texts - for readers and journalists alike.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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Tanya Cordrey Machine Learning Service Journalism for Newsrooms Europe 2019 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryUnited Kingdom
Project DetailsTechnology can change the economics of service journalism. This project aims to provide news organisations with the ability to build out service journalism at scale through combining machine learning with the knowledge of crowds. There are millions of reviews, left by regular people, who have tried and tested almost every product. The goal is to analyse these reviews for publishers and to identify which products consistently perform the best over time. If successful, this project not only offers improved monetisation in terms of affiliate fees revenue but also the ability to to experiment and scale service journalism which plays such an important role in subsidising hard-to-monetise editorial areas such as investigative journalism.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
TapeWrite LTD TapeWrite Member Support Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryUnited Kingdom
Project DetailsWe plan to enable journalists to get rewarded for producing engaging, quality content by providing a frictionless and controllable way of selling audio episodes. Creators can build up trust and loyalty of the audience by offering part of their content for free and encouraging support for their work by offering premium content all over the web. This way we want to offer a sustainable revenue source for journalists, an alternative opposing the hunt for clicks, reaching massive audiences and advertisers.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Teknisk Ukeblad Media Norwegian Technology in VR Europe 2016 €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryNorway
Project DetailsWe will prove it possible for one trained journalist to publish a quality virtual reality production within a few hours; which is the realistic working condition for a lot of media companies. The main goal is to establish VR in Norwegian journalism and generate new revenue streams.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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Teknisk Ukeblad Media Exploring 3D journalism Europe 2018 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryNorway
Project DetailsThe project will introduce interactive 3D models and AR projections by developing new tools and best practices. These technologies are already well established in the sectors we are covering, both for design, production and visual presentation. Combined with journalism expertise, we want to establish new ways of creating interactive content.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Telekurier Online Medien NEWS RADAR Europe 2016 €213,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryAustria
Project DetailsNEWS RADAR permanently collects content from various sources including news agencies, social media, and predefined RSS|XML-feeds. The content is contextually-analysed and weighted according to specified criteria. Then it's ranked in a dashboard. This helps grow effectivity and efficiency of decision making for content production and audience development.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
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Telekurier Online Medien FutureBot Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryAustria
Project DetailsOur chatbots, which will be developed for every major platform, make use of an advanced recommendation engine that delivers the news that matter the most to users. By offering an interface for messenger, we are able to break the chains of current distribution platforms and reach our audience without any restrictions, regardless of time, location or platform. Whereas most chatbots work mainly with canned responses, we want to provide current editorial content, specifically created for messenger.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
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The Buzzard Fighting fake news and filter bubbles Europe 2017 €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryGermany
Project DetailsThe Buzzard is using artificial intelligence to fight fake news and filter bubbles. The team of journalists and web-developers from Leipzig, Germany, is training a machine-learning algorithm that can categorize political sentiments and orientations of journalistic texts. The first deliverable product will be a browser plug-in that will be later developed into an app. With this plug-in, readers can diversify their daily news reading by getting instant article recommendations that help them to burst their bubbles. And editors can cross-check sources and verify fake news more quickly.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
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The Conversation France Data-TC, an infographics- and data-focused website Europe 2016 $220,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryFrance
Project DetailsThe Datadecrypt project from The Conversation France (theconversation.fr) will be the first data bank of academic articles on topical issues, aimed at the general public and media. It will serve reference tool for providing a clearer interpretation of data that can illuminate public affairs.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
Comments from RecipientYes, the range is accurate, the grant was for approximately US$220,000 (our working budget for the project was 190,000 euros). A few comments: - "Datadecrypt" was the working title, the final project was called Data-TC, an infographics- and data-focused website. - Overall the experience with Google DNI was a good one. They were exacting about wanting to know how the money was spent, which is both understandable and laudable.
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The Detail Brexit in Detail - Examining the impact of Brexit Europe 2017 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryUnited Kingdom
Project DetailsBrexit in Detail is a major multimedia project examining the impact of the UK's exit from the European Union on industry, security, politics and society of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland - using data analyisis and visualisation.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
ReferencesLink to source
The Ferret Media Limited Ferret Fact Check Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryUnited Kingdom
Project DetailsIn the wake of the UK decision to leave the EU and the possibility of another referendum on Scottish independence, there is an urgent need for a respected fact checking organisation in Scotland in light of the many falsehoods and distortions prevalent in the run-up to the vote on Britain's future in Europe.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
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The Irish News True To Our Words Europe 2017 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryUnited Kingdom
Project DetailsThe project will capture statements made by public figures from a range of online sources and map them against current issues, news events and factual information to test the truthfulness of their words. It gives readers a mechanism to evaluate their behaviour and hold them to account.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
The Irish Times The Irish Times Reporter Analytics Tool (Joey) Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryIreland
Project DetailsKey to this project will be the parallel challenge of a) surfacing detailed live content for individual journalists b) implementing simple usability to maximise buy-in and daily use and c) allowing the journalist to react seamlessly across multiple channels from one phone app while in and out of the office.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
The Irish Times The Irish Times Diaspora Journalism Project Europe 2016 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryIreland
Project DetailsThe Irish Times Diaspora Journalism Project will be a new online service that engages Irish emigrants in a national and international conversation. The project will: talk directly to Irish readers abroad; create technologies that help them share their stories; and develop polling tools to get overseas views on Irish issues.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
ReferencesLink to source
The Mosted Write for your readers Europe 2018 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryPortugal
Project DetailsThis project aims to help journalists write even better news. To achieve this, we want to give journalists more insights about how and what they are writing about. These insights are generated by the same Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning models that are used to determine the impact of the written content.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
The Netherlands Institute for Sound & Vision (NISV) FAIRview Europe 2018 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryNetherlands
Project DetailsThe FAIRview project proposes an approach for adaptive news video summarization. Each video can have practically an infinite number of video summaries, each adapted to a specific set of user needs. For example, a given news video can generate a summary capturing all female anchors, or a summary capturing all the agricultural news items, or a summary capturing all the science news in this video, etc. Each of these video summaries will contain a portion of the original video content. In FAIRview, the selection of this portion is guided by a set of personalization features provided by users.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
The Telegraph Real-time Sports Action Visualiser Europe 2016 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryUnited Kingdom
Project DetailsRoboBlogger - Enhancing The Telegraph's reputation for insight and analysis by creating and publishing dynamic and rich visualisations of football action in real time for our audience.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
The Times JAMES - Your digital butler Europe 2017 €300,000 - €1,000,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryUnited Kingdom
Project DetailsJAMES is an AI 'digital butler' that individualises the way content is distributed to readers of The Times and The Sunday Times.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsLarge Project (€300k to €1 million)
ReferencesLink to source
The World Weekly Media Storylines: Real Time History Mapping Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryUnited Kingdom
Project DetailsIf successfully developed, this interactive timeline will enable readers and journalists alike to easily explore the wider historical context behind a particular event. It will also help identify the most trust-worthy publishers and reward them for their past work.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
ThinkSize Social Gossip Europe 2016 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySpain
Project DetailsEditors are currently watching other publisher homepages. What if they could see those homepages with some additional, useful information overprinted on it? That is, among other functionalities such as alerts and daily reports, Social Gossip.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Titania Compañía Editorial Claves by El Confidencial Europe 2016 €50,000 - €300,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountrySpain
Project DetailsNext generation content generation platform helping editors to create more accurate and engaging articles by centralizing trends and recommending social content. The platform that facilitates proactive and reactive recommendations to assist editors to create more accurate and engaging articles. The system will be empowered by a news aggregator with centaurs (machine + human crowdsourcing hybrids).
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsMedium Project (€50k to €300k)
ReferencesLink to source
Tomas Petricek The Gamma Project Europe 2016 €40,000 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryUnited Kingdom
Project DetailsThe Gamma project enables data journalists to create open data-driven articles that are linked directly to the data source. This makes articles more trustworthy, removes common source of errors and allows readers to further explore data presented in the article.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
Comments from RecipientYes, that's correct. The amount received was in range of 40-50k EUR. I received the funding as an individual researcher - and it provided me with a crucial opportunity to develop my interests in data journalism which would not otherwise be possible - so it was extremely valuable award for me.
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Tomislav Simpovic Kanal Europe 2017 €0 - €50,000
Google DivisionGoogle Digital News Innovation Fund
CountryCroatia
Project DetailsA news publishing platform for local and community reporters.
Program DetailsThis project was funded through Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which was launched in 2015. The fund distributed €140,689,000 to 662 projects through six funding rounds.
TermsPrototype Project (up to €50k)
ReferencesLink to source
Torlone Gianfranco Fabulator Europe 2017 €0 - €50,000