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Jochen Adler, how do you succeed in journalism without language barriers?

January 16th 2023, Podcast “How to fail while Start-Up”, Joel Heil Escobar

Joel, 17 years old, grade 13 student, talks to successful founders about their most challenging problems and failures, and what lessons they learned — and are still learning! kompreno’s founder Jochen Adler talks about the value of different perspectives, the role of AI for the reading experience, and the chicken-and-egg problem in the platform business. [German language only.]

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kompreno expands content partnership with Groupe Le Monde

Press release, 14th December 2022, kompreno GmbH, Frankfurt am Main

More Europe, and even more diversity from France: the borderless European reading experience just got even more interesting. kompreno now provides its continental subscription audience yet more high-quality journalism from France, in addition to Le Monde: the best content from weekly L’Obs and online publication Le HuffPost France, tailored to personal information needs, and translated into the five major European languages – including English, of course. The Frankfurt-based startup is further expanding its editorial offering on an international scale through its expanded content partnership with Paris-based Groupe Le Monde.

Le Monde successfully launched its own English-language digital edition only recently. From now on, the internationally renowned publishing group is making further editorial content from several brands available across Europe via kompreno — in exclusive translation — initially in German, Spanish and Italian, in addition to English.

“We are now bringing the ‘Grande Nation’ even closer to our subscribers,” says Jochen Adler, kompreno’s founder and CEO. “Like Le Monde itself, L’Obs is an institution in France. Le HuffPost France was the first edition of the legendary Huffington Post in a non-English-speaking country. And that was back in 2012! Such pioneer spirit is a perfect fit for us.”

“Le Monde has long been a beacon in France and throughout the French-speaking world, including with our special editions, such as Le Monde Afrique. Since this year, Le Monde in English also brings our unique French and European perspective on current events to the wider world,” adds Eleonora Pizzi, Syndication Manager of Groupe Le Monde, in her statement on the enhanced partnership.

Mrs. Pizzi further states: “Consequently, we also support kompreno, the continental network for quality journalism without language barriers, with a selection of our exclusive content. With high-quality partners and a cosmopolitan audience – in Germany and the Benelux countries, Scandinavia, Italy and Spain, as well as around the world – kompreno adds another feature to our portfolio and will also provide insights for our own international content and brand strategy.”

kompreno’s editorial partner network is constantly expanding, and is based on an open, partnership-based business model. In addition to Le Monde, the network already includes national lighthouse media such as Independent and DIE ZEIT, as well as specialised magazines like brand eins from Germany, MO* Magazine from Belgium, Economic from Bulgaria, Eastwest from Italy, Blätter für deutsche und internationale Politik, and Prospect Magazine. Moreover, it features the unique, often award-winning reporting of digital community media such as Euromaidan Press from Ukraine, Deine Korrespondentin from Germany, L’Ultimo Uomo and Frontiere News from Italy, or Baggrund from Denmark.

With a sleek digital design and innovative language technology, the Frankfurt-based start-up provides a barrier-free reading experience, appealingly translated and intelligently personalised, but without echo chambers and algorithmic filter bubbles. Particularly sought-after kompreno topics include climate change and sustainability, digital society and innovation, international business and politics, social justice and human rights. These provide insights into a globalised, networked world – but always founded on European values. This unique mix ensures endless diversity and infinite discoveries on smartphone, tablet or desktop. 100% fair, 100% ad-free: the most relevant analysis, commentary and reporting from a variety of trusted sources across the European continent.

With its interdisciplinary team, which is spread throughout the continent, and a broad network of experienced partners and advisors, the young company spent two years preparing its market launch. The locally based start-up is independently financed and managed with a principled stance by the owner. It was founded in Frankfurt during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Contact / Interviews

kompreno GmbH, Jochen Adler, Schleusenstr. 15, 60327 Frankfurt.
https://kompreno.eu, +49.69.870063980, office@kompreno.eu.
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/komprenoeu
Twitter: https://twitter.com/KomprenoEu
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kompreno.eu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kompreno.eu

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Kompreno: Journalism across national borders

Dezember 9th 2022, Gründen & Wachsen, Gesine Wagner, F.A.Z.-Fachverlag

“Objectivity comes from the combination of several subjectives,” says Jochen Adler. Against this backdrop, he wondered how objective the impression of events in the world can be if we only inform ourselves through German media. With translated articles from media all over Europe, he wants to contribute to international understanding and make it possible to use media more diversely. Therefore, with his start-up you can read, among other things, an English-language newspaper from Ukraine – in German, if you want. The Frankfurt-based founder told us what kompreno is all about. [German language only.]

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Quality journalism without language barriers – kompreno expands its range of topics and becomes European content network

Press release, 15th July 2022, kompreno GmbH, Frankfurt am Main

Frankfurt-based start-up kompreno is further expanding its European subscription service for quality journalism with no language barriers: It now includes the most inspiring editorial opinion from DIE ZEIT as well as analyses from Euromaidan Press, a medium that has been striving to build a bridge between Ukraine and the world since 2014.

In partnership with these and other renowned media brands from across all of Europe, kompreno makes the continent’s most valuable texts available in five languages: English, Spanish, German, French and Italian. The ever-evolving diversity is fed by national flagship media (such as The Independent or Le Monde), specialised magazines (like MO* Magazine from Belgium, brand eins from Germany, or Prospect Magazine from the UK) and innovative online publications (for example Frontiere News from Italy or Deine Korrespondentin from Germany).

State-of-the-art language technology not only ensures fluent translations, but also tailors the reading to subscribers’ interests, by topics and places, without creating the ‘filter bubbles’ or ‘echo chambers’ that social media like Facebook are often criticised for. Thus, kompreno offers a unique variety of high-quality reporting and analysis on international politics and economics, climate and sustainability, digital society, migration and social justice in a single subscription.

As Head of Content, Giuseppe Menditto is responsible for guiding this selection: “Every day, we grow the diversity and plurality of our offering. Our readers stay in touch with current events around the world, but always with the necessary distance and from different, unique perspectives. Local solutions with global impact, long-lasting material instead of ‘hot news’: these are the standards by which we curate our content. To bring such fantastic writing to an even wider audience is a wonderful mandate for our team.”

“The removal of language barriers creates a whole new marketplace for quality journalism. We are very proud to be able to open up foreign language audiences to each and every publication when they entrust us with their valuable content. Most importantly, we are also enabling direct cooperation between publishing houses and are growing into an open, collaborative content network. This will hopefully lead to a completely new public sphere, and strengthen European identity in an increasingly networked, complex, digitalised world.” This is how Jochen Adler, who initiated the project in 2020, describes the mission and his personal hopes.

Above all, kompreno has paid the utmost attention to a unique reading experience on every digital device from the very beginning. Here, Paul Maibach is responsible, as CTO and Head of Product: “Our offer is simple and beautiful, the content speaks for itself. We are not interested in advertising or data brokerage. Instead, our readers can rely on the often surprising, but always stimulating and cleverly personalised reading recommendations presented by our language technology. A healthy diet of information from a variety of high-quality sources, endless discoveries and new perspectives without language barriers: Some of our first subscribers have already called it ‘magical’ – and there really is no better way to describe the experience.”

With its small interdisciplinary team spread across the continent, and a broad network of specialised partners and consultants, the young company spent two years preparing the market launch of its first subscription. The locally rooted start-up was founded in Frankfurt during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Contact / Interviews

kompreno GmbH, Jochen Adler, Schleusenstr. 15, 60327 Frankfurt.
https://kompreno.eu, +49.69.870063980, office@kompreno.eu.
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/komprenoeu
Twitter: https://twitter.com/KomprenoEu
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kompreno.eu/
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