February 8th, 2013
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Our challenge is striking the balance between trust and authority. It comes down to the fact that in this climate, you absolutely must brand yourself.

Rebecca Rolfe, the second of the AP-Google Scholars to write for ONA, reflects on how journalists represent themselves. 

Read more: Hey, journalist, time to start acting like the movie star everyone else thinks you are - Online News Association

Interested in becoming an AP-Google scholar? Applications are due TODAY for the $20,000 Journalism and Technology Scholarships. We have six to give away so apply here

January 31st, 2013
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Programmers who understand journalism offer a unique skillset that is an essential part of building new tools and features that can benefit both readers and reporters.

Emilio Garcia-Ruiz, Editor for Strategic Projects at The Washington Post

The Washington Post is partnering with Medill on a great scholarship opportunity for programmers. Programmers can earn a master’s degree in journalism at the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications on full scholarship, with a guaranteed paid internship at the Post after graduating. 

Read more: Medill - News Releases: Washington Post partners with Medill to provide computer programmer scholarships

January 30th, 2013
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January 8th, 2013
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Opportunities for Journalists: Fellowships and Scholarships

Get recognized. Get funded. Here’s a roundup of current opportunities for journalists, including a number of great fellowships and the $20,000 AP-Google Journalism and Technology Scholarship.

Looking for tips to make your application stand out? ONA’s Irving WashingtonJeanne Brooks, and Jennifer Mizgata will host #wjchat at 8:00 p.m. ET this Wednesday, offering advice on applying for scholarships, fellowships, grants, and jobs. Join the conversation on Twitter by using the #wjchat hashtag or at http://tweetchat.com/room/wjchat.

AP Google Journalism and Technology Scholarship
Aimed at students working at the intersection of journalism and technology, this scholarship will provide $20,000 to six students for the 2013-14 academic year.
Deadline: February 8, 2013 

Google Journalism Fellowship
Targeting students with an interest in journalism, this fellowship includes a week at the Knight Foundation and a week at Google, split between Google News and YouTube.
Deadline: January 31, 2013

Edward R. Murrow Press Fellowship
For journalists who have covered international news, this is a nine month fellowship at the Council on Foreign Relations headquarters in New York.
Deadline: March 1, 2013

Persephone Miel Fellowship
Open to journalists and media professionals outside the U.S. who seek to report from their home country.
Deadline: February 15, 2013

Poynter Naughton Fellow
This entry-level position gives recent college graduates an opportunity to work with Poynter for a year.
Deadline: Not listed

World Press Institute Fellowships
For international journalists with at least five years experience, this fellowship provides an immersion experience in the U.S.
Deadline: January 31, 2013

Nieman-Berkman Fellowship in Innovative Journalism
For journalists and those who work for news organizations who are interested in conducting research or working on a project related to journalism innovation.
Deadline: January 31, 2013

Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellowship
Open to journalists with at least five years of experience, this fellowship includes extensive travel and a $70,000 stipend for U.S. fellows (stipends for international fellows vary).
Deadline: February 1, 2013

The Fellowship in Global Journalism
Targeting early-career journalists who cover international issues, this unique program has a strong mentorship component.
Deadline: February 11, 2013

Joan Shorenstein Center Fellowship at Harvard
For domestic or international journalists, scholars and/or policymakers who are interested in the influence of the press on public policy and politics.
Deadline: February 15, 2013

Knight Science Journalism Fellowships at MIT
For mid-career journalists, this nine-month fellowship includes a $65,000 stipend.
Deadline: March 1, 2013

A number of these fellowships were also referenced in IJNet’s useful post, Seven 2013 journalism fellowships to apply for now. Know about another opportunity for journalists? Let us know in the comments. 

December 20th, 2012
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Students, use your winter break to apply for the AP-Google Journalism and Technology Scholarship.

Six $20,000 scholarships are available for students who are pushing the boundaries of journalism and technology.

The scholarship application requires that you show us a project proposal. Take some time this winter break to pull together your ideas. 

Some ideas for project areas:

  • Data visualization
  • Data mining
  • Mobile devices and applications
  • 3-D storytelling
  • Digital ethics
  • Crowdsourcing
  • HTML5
  • Micro computers

Learn more about the AP-Google Journalism and Technology Scholarship and apply here

December 18th, 2012
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Happy Holidays, Tumblr! 

This year, as our gift we’re sharing our version of holiday heaven: links to great resources we’ve compiled through the year.  The Online News Association organized dozens of training sessions for journalists in 2012, and we’ve pulled together the highlights for you.  Get useful digital tips from our expert presenters at ONA12 and ONACamps, learn how to build your own Twitter app, meet our current MJ Bear Fellows and learn more about the AP-Google Scholarship, which will provide six students with $20,000 each.

Enjoy, and have a wonderful, peaceful holiday season.

December 7th, 2012
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November 30th, 2012
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‘What can you do for me?’: Application tips from digital journalism pros

Applying for a new job, internship, scholarship or fellowship? We’ve pulled together some great tips from digital journalism experts that will make your application more awesome.

Justin Ellis, Assistant Editor at Nieman Journalism Lab, recommends: 

Tell a compelling story. When all other factors are equal, the best case you can make for yourself is with your writing. If you want recruiters, managers, or scholarship committees to take notice, give them a memorable story that gives a sense of who you are and what you can achieve with their help. 

Check out more great advice from journalists from AP, CNN, The Daily Dot, Gannett, NPR, Politico, and USC Annenberg. 

Looking for a scholarship? We’re accepting applications now from undergraduate and graduate students for the $20,000 AP-Google Journalism and Technology Scholarship

Image by opensourceway used under Creative Commons license. 

November 20th, 2012
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Students, we’re accepting applications for the AP-Google Scholarship now!
We’ll award $20,000 each to six students. The scholarship application requires that you show us a project proposal that bridges the gap between journalism and technology.
Some ideas for project areas:
Data visualization
Data mining
Mobile devices and applications
3-D storytelling
Digital ethics
Crowdsourcing
HTML5
Micro computers
Have you created original journalistic content with computer science elements? Do you have an idea to develop new ways of telling a story with technology? Show us.
Take some time over Thanksgiving break to get your project proposal and other materials together, then apply for the scholarship. 

Students, we’re accepting applications for the AP-Google Scholarship now!

We’ll award $20,000 each to six students. The scholarship application requires that you show us a project proposal that bridges the gap between journalism and technology.

Some ideas for project areas:

  • Data visualization
  • Data mining
  • Mobile devices and applications
  • 3-D storytelling
  • Digital ethics
  • Crowdsourcing
  • HTML5
  • Micro computers

Have you created original journalistic content with computer science elements? Do you have an idea to develop new ways of telling a story with technology? Show us.

Take some time over Thanksgiving break to get your project proposal and other materials together, then apply for the scholarship

April 6th, 2012
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Introducing the 2012 AP-Google Scholars
Six students have just been awarded $20,000 each through the inaugural AP-Google Journalism and Technology Scholarship for their innovative news projects. We’re highlighting a winner a day for the next week. Learn about their projects and get inspired to apply this year.
Today, learn how Rebecca Rolfe designs the news and her plans for a dataviz project about the 2012 Oscars.

Introducing the 2012 AP-Google Scholars

Six students have just been awarded $20,000 each through the inaugural AP-Google Journalism and Technology Scholarship for their innovative news projects. We’re highlighting a winner a day for the next week. Learn about their projects and get inspired to apply this year.

Today, learn how Rebecca Rolfe designs the news and her plans for a dataviz project about the 2012 Oscars.

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