Ludovic Blecher

Head of Digital News Innovation Fund - News & Publishers
Google GNI

Ludovic Blecher is the head of the Digital News Innovation Fund (DNI Fund), a Google News Initiative’s program to stimulate innovation in the European news-ecosystem. The goal of the DNI Fund is to promote and support innovation in digital news journalism. Blecher is former member of the French national digital Council and a board member at both L’Orient-Le Jour and Centre de Formation des Journalistes. Earlier in his career, Ludovic worked at Libération, as both editor-in-chief and director of new media. He was also a Nieman fellow from 2012 to 2013 at Harvard University, where he focused his research on how to monetise high-quality journalism, as well as exploring different business models for online media.

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More than EUR 21 million in funding from Round 3 of the Digital News Initiative Fund


AI for local newsrooms


Local or regional newsrooms may look the other way when it comes to artificial intelligence. This might be a mistake – AI is not necessarily exclusive to the big and rich. This session will identify the needs of local newsrooms and the available solutions for those with less than 100 staff members. Gerold Riedmann will be […]

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