Exciting news for us and our VR project Fader. Our application to the first round of the Digital News Initiative Fund has been selected! The Digital News Initiative (DNI) is a partnership between Google and news publishers in Europe to support high quality journalism through technology and innovation.
With Fader, we are working on a technical solution that will allow newsrooms to create and publish VR stories in an easy-to-handle way. VRagments was chosen from amongst 1200 applications from 30 countries. The DNI funding gives us the opportunity to focus on Fader throughout the next months. So far, we have been collecting requirements from journalists (more on that in an upcoming post) and have focused on designing a prototype.
Needless to say, we will keep you updated! Right now, it is fun to see who else has been selected here in Germany. Looking forward to being part of this.