Media Innovation Europe is a new initiative empowering newsrooms to achieve editorial independence and financial sustainability

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Transition Accelerator

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Bring your business to viability

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Prepare your newsroom to reach new audiences

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What is innovation at IPI?

Local and independent

Support local media outlets in creating sustainable models of trusted journalism.

Network

Grow the wealth of knowledge and experience that the IPI network offers to build a community of practice and support and learn from alumni and project participants.

Digital-first

We prioritize projects that are digital-first and build new and engaging ways to interact with audiences. 

Financial sustainability

Building diversified revenue models that allow media companies to be sustainable and independent.

Transition

We help existing newsrooms pivot their business and technology to remain relevant and meet long-term goals.

Public interest

Support news media to better serve existing audiences and increase trust in media.

Questions? Contact us here: innovation@ipi.media

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About Media Innovation Europe

What is Media Innovation Europe?

Media Innovation Europe (MIE) is a project supporting innovation in European newsrooms. The International Press Institute and partner organizations guide media through innovation and business development to achieve financial, technical and editorial sustainability.  Activities include a mix of skills development, coaching, strategic advice, funding and networking.

Media Innovation Europe (MIE) is a project supporting innovation in European newsrooms. Led by the International Press Institute, in partnership with Thomson Foundation,  Media Development Foundation and the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, MIE guides media through innovation and business development to achieve financial, technical and editorial sustainability.

The project aims to provide newsrooms with time, space and access to expertise to help them more deeply understand the challenges they face, build products to reach new audiences and take pragmatic steps toward financial sustainability. Newsrooms will participate as teams of three, including product developers, engineers, editors, journalists, marketing and sales staff and publishers.

MIE supports publishers’ proposals up to but not limited by the following themes: 

  • enriching storytelling through technology
  • launching a new product or distribution format
  • implementing a digital transformation strategy
  • Increasing trust and engagement with users
  • identifying and implementing revenue diversification opportunities 

The project serves the European media market by strengthening existing media organisations and fostering new media ventures whose mission is independence and building trust. 

What are Media Innovation Europe’s activities?

 

MIE is implementing a mixture of training, coaching, grants and open programmes to reach a broad range of media outlets, innovators and entrepreneurs focusing on new media. These programmes include:

  • Transition Accelerator 
  • New Media Incubator 
  • Deep-Dive Business Consultancy
  • Audience-Engaged Journalism Grants 
  • Hackathons for Journalism Innovation 
  • Media Innovator’s Mentorship
  • Networking opportunities and exchange platforms

Who runs Media Innovation Europe?

Media Innovation Europe is managed by a consortium led by the Vienna-based International Press Institute. The consortium includes the Kyiv-based Media Development Foundation, Berlin-based Thomson Foundation and the Sarajevo-based Balkan Investigative Reporting Network.

I have a project-related question or feedback. Who should I contact?

If you have questions or want to share your feedback on the Media Innovation Europe project, please reach out to the following contact persons, or read here for more detail:

Ryan Powell, rpowell@ipi.media, International Press Institute (responsible for the Media Innovation Europe Summits, Transition Accelerator, Newsroom Mentorship and New Media Incubator) 

Davor Marko, davorm@thomsonfoundation.org, Thomson Media (responsible for the Deep-Dive Business Consultancies)

Daryna Shevchenko, shevchenko.mdf@gmail.com,  Media Development Foundation (responsible for Hackathons)

Karla Junicic, karla.junicic@birnnetwork.org, BIRN (responsible for the Audience-Engaged Journalism Grants).

 I don’t know which programme is right for my newsroom. What do I do? 

If you have questions or want to share your feedback on the Media Innovation Europe project,  you can sign up for the upcoming info session, or reach out to the following contact persons, or read here for more detail:

Ryan Powell, rpowell@ipi.media, International Press Institute (responsible for the Media Innovation Europe Summits, Transition Accelerator, Media Innovator’s Mentorship and  New Media Incubator) 

Davor Marko, davorm@thomsonfoundation.org, Thomson Media (responsible for the Deep-Dive Business Consultancies)

Daryna Shevchenko, shevchenko.mdf@gmail.com, Media Development Foundation (responsible for the Ideation Hackathons)

Karla Junicic, karla.junicic@birnnetwork.org, BIRN (responsible for the Audience-Engaged Journalism Grants).