Knight-Mozilla Partnership Evolves, Seeks New Fellows

    by Dan Sinker
    April 10, 2012

    It’s only the start of April, and already it’s been a big year for the Knight-Mozilla Partnership.

    We’ve placed four fellows at the BBC, the Guardian, Zeit Online, and Al Jazeera. (A fifth fellow, at the Boston Globe, will be starting a little later this spring.) We’ve renamed and refocused the partnership under the Knight-Mozilla OpenNews name. We’ve begun sponsoring hack days around the world. (In fact, two are coming up this weekend!) And we’ve started having biweekly open conference calls with the larger journo-code community. (One is happening this Wednesday.)


    And we’re only getting started — there is a ton more to announce, starting with the 2012/13 fellowship application.

    Just a few weeks ago, we announced the addition of four new news partners for the 2012/13 Fellowship cycle. With that, we’ve now expanded our partners to eight: The New York Times, the BBC, the Guardian, Zeit Online, Spiegel Online, the Boston Globe, ProPublica, and La Nación.

    And now, as the video above explains, we’re announcing the opening of the window to apply to become one of our eight 2012/13 Knight-Mozilla Fellows. Starting April 9, and going until August 11, you can fill out the first round application. Borrowing from friends at the Knight News Challenge and Code for America, it’s designed to be quick to fill out, but also give us a broader sense of both your talents and your ideas.


    If you’re a developer or technologist interested in helping to change the way people learn about and engage with the world around them, this is an incredible opportunity. There’s a ton more detail in the fellowships section of the entirely revamped OpenNews site, so give a gander over there and then apply today!

    A version of this story first appeared here.

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