DNI Fund Projects

The DNI Fund has awarded more than €94m to over 460 projects in 29 European countries. Take a closer look at some of the projects.

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Featured Projects

United Kingdom Trint Ltd


AI driven automated transcription that saves journalists hours of time. Watch to learn about Trint.

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Poland Gazeta Wyborcza (Agora)


A news platform written and edited by women. Watch to find out more.

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Portugal Público – Comunicação Social, S.A.

P24 by Público

P24 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 Público’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 Público has identified it as a key platform for the future of the publication.

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United Kingdom The Bureau of Investigative Journalism

The Bureau Local

Central 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. They do this by supporting a network of key local journalists - from traditional media outlets to bloggers - and providing vital data sets, statisticians and graphic designers to help local journalists yield investigative stories that might also resonate nationally.

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Germany Edenspiekermann AG


POST is a tool that will help journalists measure the success of their own content. It was born out of a question: what is the most pressing issue facing editors and how could the agency do something to help? Edenspiekermann already closely collaborates with newsrooms across Europe. By talking to their partner organisations they identified that a key problem in newsrooms was how to integrate analytics on day-to-day basis for already busy journalists. POST aims to make life easier for journalists by giving them help at exactly the right moment.

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Belgium VRT, VRT NWS

Personalised news using media enriched chat (Round 4)

This project will create personalised video assets for a diverse audience. The aim is the create news (or sports) streams for thousands of users at the rate they choose and on their own device - without losing video or image value. A combination of a conversational interface and a streamlined video farm will create personalised news streams combining text, articles and media.

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Belgium De Persgroep Advertising (De Persgroep Publishing) and Mediahuis Connect (Mediahuis)

Context is King - The Halo effect of premium news websites (Round 4)

In a world that is dominated by programmatic advertising, it's difficult to distinguish premium news brands with high-quality editorial content from non-premium brands. In this framework the two largest news publishers in Belgium are joining forces to launch a research project that demonstrates the value of premium news websites. The research should demonstrate that the perception of high-quality news sites radiates on advertising brands (Halo effect). Many foreign advertisers are not familiar with local media. Editors on the other hand are not pleased with inappropriate advertising next to their editorial content, and readers find it disturbing. Based on the research, premium news sites would be awarded a label so that foreign advertisers can recognise them more easily.

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Belgium Roularta Media Group (RMG)

VeriFlix - intelligently managing user generated content (Round 4)

VeriFlix will work on a set of tools to gather location based, user-generated (live) videos from mobile app users, and verify their authenticity through a content verification AI layer. This layer will use a proprietary AI engine to filter out fake, inappropriate or off-topic content by checking the quality, relevance, consistency and diversity of videos. Based on several key components, publishers will be able to drive long-term value for their audiences due to the distribution of authentic, fact-checked, quality content related to online news stories. Consumers will be able to provide their video content to the newsroom based on journalist request. Journalist’s will use a web based platform to manage the videos in real time.

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Belgium Mediafin

QuoteBot - Your personnal market watcher (Round 4)

Business 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.

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Belgium Mediahuis N.V.

Wave (Round 3)

Changing consumer expectations force publishers to continuously innovate to reach their audience. User research has shown that people are interested in news, but they are dropping out because they aren’t able to consume it when it fits their schedule. The project will explore how existing content of different nature can be reused to create a compelling on-demand listening experience that is diverse and fit-for-purpose and how technology could help in minimising the impact on existing editorial workflows and editorial staff due to the introduction of new innovative formats.

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Belgium Sanoma Media Belgium NV/SA

Sanoma Storyboard GOviaR (Round 3)

VR has the potential to enhance immersive storytelling by offering the audience experiences and environments that are logistically out of reach for most of them. By focusing on creating immersive worlds, we would like to help rethink storytelling.

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Belgium Roularta Media Group


Automatic addition of metadata to allow easy discovery by journalists

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Belgium LA PRESSE.be – Alliance des médias d’information


Collaboration based focus on user engagement

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