Thursday, December 20, 2012

Google Journalism Fellowships - 2013

Google Journalism Fellowships - 2013

What is the Google Journalism Fellowship program?

The Google Journalism Fellowship program offers students interested in journalism and technology the opportunity to spend the summer working at relevant organizations in a bid to gain valuable experience and make lifelong contacts. The host organizations taking part are based in Berkeley, CA, Columbia, MO, Cambridge, MA, St. Petersburg/Miami, FL, New York, NY and Washington, DC.

Students will work for 10 weeks over the summer of 2013.

What organizations are participating in Google Journalism Fellowship program 2013?

Center for Investigative Reporting
Committee to Protect Journalists
Investigative Reporters & Editors/Computer Assisted Reporting
Knight Foundation
Nieman Journalism Lab
Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism
Poynter
ProPublica

Who is eligible to participate as a student in the Google Journalism Fellowship program?

In order to participate in the program, you must be a student. Google defines a student as an individual enrolled in or accepted into an accredited institution including (but not necessarily limited to) colleges, universities, masters programs, PhD programs and undergraduate programs. Eligibility is based on enrollment in an accredited university by January 1, 2013.

You may be enrolled as a full-time or part-time student. You must also be eligible to work in the United States, if your host organization is located in the U.S. (e.g. U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, and individuals with a current U.S. student visa). Google can not provide guidance or assistance on obtaining the necessary documentation to meet this criteria.

Who should apply?

We're looking for students who are passionate about journalism and the role that technology can play in the industry and the pursuit of their craft. Students from all majors and degree programs who possess the following qualities are encouraged to apply:

Demonstrated or stated commitment to journalism - especially in the fields of data driven journalism or freedom of expression online

An interest in exploring and creating business models to help the industry in the digital age

Excellent academic record, professional/extracurricular/volunteer activities, subject matter expertise

First-rate analytical, communications, research, and writing skills

Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and efficiently, and to work smartly and resourcefully in a fast-paced environment

Fellows will receive a stipend of $7,500 USD for 10 weeks during the summer of 2013 (June-August) and a travel budget of $1,000 USD.

The Fellowship will start on June 3, 2013 with the first week at the Knight Foundation in Florida. Fellows will join their host organization on June 10, 2013 and finish with a week at Google in California on August 5, 2013.

What is the program timeline?

January 31, 2013: Student application deadline; applications must be received by midnight Pacific time

February 14, 2013: Student applicants are notified of the status of their applications

June 3, 2013: Students begin fellowship with a week at the Knight Foundation. At the same time Google issues initial student stipends and travel budget

June 10, 2013: Students join their host organization

July 2013: Mid-term evaluations; Google issues mid-term stipends

August 2013: Final evaluations

August 5, 2013: Final week at Google

For more details visit: www.google.com/get/journalismfellowship/index.html
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