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Knight-Mozilla Fellowships open for entries

April 10th, 2012Posted by in Awards, Journalism

The Knight-Mozilla Fellowships are now accepting applications from those who want to spend 10 months of next year as technologists “embedded in the newsroom”.

The eight partner organisations are the BBC, the New York Times, the Guardian, Zeit Online, La Nacion, Spiegel Online, the Boston Globe and ProPublica.

This year Al Jazeera English, the Guardian, the BBC, Zeit Online and the Boston Globe welcomed a developer, designer or programmer-journalist, funded to produce open-source code and solve challenges within the news organisation.

This year’s winners include Nicola Hughes, who is based at the Guardian, and Laurian Gridinoc, at the BBC.

The Knight-Mozilla OpenNews site explains the fellowships programme.

The centerpiece of the OpenNews program, the Knight-Mozilla Fellowships embed developers and technologists in newsrooms around the world to spend a year writing code in collaboration with reporters, designers, and newsroom developers. Fellows work in the open by sharing their code and their discoveries on the web, helping to strengthen and build journalism’s toolbox.

Details on the programme and how to apply are at this link.

The deadline for submissions is 11 August.

 

 

 

 

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