DNI Fund Projects

The DNI Fund has awarded more than €115m to 559 projects in 30 European countries. Take a closer look at some of the projects.

Innovation Stories

Battling Misinformation

Trend Recognition for The Listening Center: Breaking the filter bubble

The Listening Center’s Trend Recognition Module developed social listening tools that allow journalists to identify breaking stories before they go viral.

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Boosting Digital Revenues

REMP by Dennik N: Creating sustainable models for independent journalism

REMP is an open source toolkit for subscription that helps journalists determine which content their audiences are prepared to pay for and to manage loyal readers relationship

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Telling Local Stories

The Bureau Local: Helping local news have more impact

Bureau Local is bringing together journalists and volunteers to amplify local stories at a national level.

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Exploring New Technologies

The Enemy: Using VR to disrupt the news

The Enemy uses VR and AR to make the news a fully interactive experience.

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France Société Éditrice du Monde

One Size Fits All (Round 5)

Offering 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.

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Spain Ediciones Prensa Libre SL

Personalised Aperture Paywall (Round 5)

New 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.

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United Kingdom Angel Milev

Future Tech INSIDER Network (FTIN) (Round 5)

The proposed model will attempt to solve a few specific problems publishers face, including, but not limited to, resource-intensive editorial operations and staff, newsrooms’ difficult access to nimble workforce, editorial diversity, market-driven remuneration. The project will leverage blockchain technologies to tap into and organise the creative power of the community, and offer a model for publishers to better utilise the power of the collective journalistic and entrepreneurial talent. This will help them diversify their content, make their editorial efforts more effective and optimise their operations.

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CPM: Content Predictive Monetisation (Round 5)

Ouest-France wants to increase the number of subscribers and life time of their subscriptions. To achieve this they will pick the most attractive content from existing data for each reader. This will be detected by an algorithm that predicts an impact score on audience, engagement and loyalty. This score will be defined by analysing ten years of digital audience data and finding patterns of popular articles.

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France Contexte

The right news at the right time (Round 5)

Contexte’s editorial content data services have proven their value, but their content distribution is quite static, through a daily email or, at most, by social media.Better delivery will lead to increased client acquisition, increased up-sells and a reduction in subscriber churn.

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Poland Gazeta Wyborcza (Agora)

Harmony (Round 5)

Advertising formats competing with subscription marketing campaigns are currently managed by separate systems and teams. Engaging users to read another article via recommendation mechanism is difficult due to the lack of available software in Polish text analysis. Harmony will increase engagement by implementing a scoring system that analyses users’ real time shopping potential, while providing recommendations of additional articles and ads to registered users.

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Italy Il Sole 24 ORE (24 ORE Group)

Royalty (Round 5)

Like most media companies dealing with the transition from print to digital, Il Sole 24 ORE are looking to new business models. Technology will not, by itself, encourage a more digital approach to content. So they will pursue an 'AI-first' approach, one that puts the digital reader at the center of the equation for the first time in the organisation's history, offering better access to richer content.

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France INDIE (Parent Company: IndiCo News SAS)

INDIE (Round 5)

Today a stream of digital media publications are emerging in every country. Many of these new media startups produce high quality journalism, but do not have the financial, organizational or technological skills to gain visibility, make a profit and grow. INDIE will support journalists and help them distribute high quality content through its platform.

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Germany Neue Welle Rundfunk-Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG

3rd Space Audio (Round 5)

Radio is one of the next media markets to be disrupted, clearly shown by the rising popularity of smart speakers. Neue Welle wants to help existing publishers to transform their business into the new markets.

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