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The DNA of Google DNI

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The Global Editors Network (GEN) is one of the founding partners of Google's new Digital News Initiative (DNI): a €150 million euro ($163 million dollar) fund for the invention of new digital news products. But who will the fund benefit and how will the process work? Madhav Chinnappa, Head of Strategic Relations, News and Publishing at Google, will be leading the DNI project. Here, he talks to GEN.

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Embodying the News through Virtual Reality

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Immersive storytelling is becoming a reality through new devices allowing journalists to tell stories through stereoscopic 3-D, 360-degree visuals, and a 100-degree field of view. This is the journalism that excites Nonny de la Peña, “the Godmother of Virtual Reality,” who, as CEO of Emblematic Group, uses cutting edge technologies to tell stories—both fictional and news-based—that create intense, empathic engagement on the part of viewers. At the GEN Summit on 17 June, Nonny will be demonstrating how virtual reality can become a mass media.

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Prototyping the Future of News - #EditorsLab in Istanbul

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The media innovation team KAN won the Istanbul #EditorsLab with their online platform creation “From Prison” aimed at giving thousands of detainees a voice.

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