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June 17, 2013, 10:01 a.m.
LINK: www.mozillaopennews.org  ➚   |   Posted by: Joshua Benton   |   June 17, 2013

My second favorite journalism fellowship program (behind only the Nieman Fellowships, of course) has opened up for applications again, and if you think you’re qualified, you should apply.

The Knight-Mozilla Fellowships, now in their third cycle, embed civic-minded coders into some of the world’s top news organizations to do work that can reach big audiences and have a real impact on people to understand the world around them:

Knight-Mozilla Fellows spend 10 months embedded in partner newsrooms. They are paid to work with the community inside and outside of their newsroom to develop and share open-source projects that help to transform journalism on the web.

This cycle, the newsrooms are The New York Times, ProPublica, the Texas Tribune, La Nacíon in Argentina, and, excitingly, a joint fellowship between Ushahidi and Internews Kenya in Nairobi.

Knight-Mozilla boss Dan Sinker has some more detail in a blog post:

This year we wanted to partner with an array of newsrooms — from the very large to the very small — and place our fellows with development teams that are both well established and just starting to grow in order to capture a broad spectrum of journalistic experiences, ideas, and realities. These partners will each play host to a fellow (Ushahidi and Internnews will be sharing one fellow), who will be able to dive deeply into journalistic problemsets with some of the best practitioners in the world.

I wrote about the last cycle a year ago if you want some more detail. The fellows who’ve moved through Knight-Mozilla in the past have done some inspiring work connecting journalistic values and a coder’s instincts. I have a suspicion there’s someone reading Nieman Lab today who’d make for a great fellow — if that’s you, go for it.

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