Digital News Initiative Creates New Forum For Journalist Concentration

Hỏi – ĐápDigital News Initiative Creates New Forum For Journalist Concentration
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The Digital News Initiative (DNI) is a European organization established by Google to “promote high-quality digital news through innovation and technology”. It encompasses a “Innovations Fund” valued at around EUR 150m that in 2021 released grants to 461 projects in the field of digital news. The DNI also publishes a magazine , whose topics include culture, business and technology. The organization says it aims to enhance the diversity and quality of content through cutting-edge innovation and media practices.

The European digital news initiative was launched as a platform for collaboration among European stakeholders to tackle pressing issues and to build a better society. According to the DNI website, the first outlay for the current year is the EUR 250m “Innovations Lab”. This will finance research aimed at building a “digital platform for innovation and advanced digital news delivery”. In addition, the DNI says it is looking forward to supporting new media start-ups as well as fostering an open innovation ecosystem.

However, the real innovation is found not in the technological innovations promoted by the DNI, but in the way newsrooms have responded to them. Many publishers in Europe have remained hesitant to embrace the latest technology, particularly because they feel threatened by possible legal action brought against them by copyright holders. Others are uncomfortable with the increasing role of Google in their newsrooms. Some, like the Financial Times, have already begun to mitigate their fears, by creating more focused online platforms focused on a specific industry or topic. However, many publishers continue to resist Google’s increasing control over the distribution of news stories and information.

The European digital news working group has been careful to note that its goals are not simply to launch new platforms. “We want to foster innovation,” says Vitorio. “But we need to be very careful about creating systems that may be too complicated for users.” He went on to add, “The focus is on the quality of service – not necessarily on the technology.”

The EMO steering committee is currently working on ways to simplify the approval process for stories submitted to the initiative’s website. The aim is to make the approval process “as easy as possible”. The news organizations that sign up to the European News Media Association (ENMA) will work with publishers to develop online application forms and other online services. Publishers will then have the responsibility to submit their articles to the organization. The aim is to create an easy-to-use application that can streamline the process of submitting articles to the organization.

Other measures being considered by the EMO steering committee include the training of editors and journalists who will join the initiative. The hope is that these new hires will provide fresh ideas for publishing and editing content. Additionally, many publishers would like to expand their current territories in the European area, and the Digital News Initiative could be the perfect platform for gaining those additional memberships. Joining the digital news initiative would also allow publishers to earn revenue from advertising on their site, which could be a good source of additional revenue for struggling traditional media organizations.

Another issue that faces the European News Media Association is increasing the diversity of voices represented in the editorial board. Many of the largest newspapers in Europe are either owned by one large conglomerate or have a large number of owners. These companies often choose to only accept board members who are native English speakers. Diversity is becoming a serious issue for the publishing industry, and a working group made up of core members of different ethnic groups could help to bridge the gap. If the goal of the EMO is to increase the diversity of both content and editorial board in the publishing industry, this could be a great step in the right direction.

There’s no doubt that the digital news initiative is going to bring major changes not just to the way business interests in the publishing industry are evaluated, but also to how publishers decide who they want to own and control part of their business interests. It is likely that there will be new discussions about the power of business interests and influence in decision making within the industry in the future. The working group could very well become a model for how a diverse range of interests to get together and work towards common goals.

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