Knight-Mozilla OpenNews Fellowship: technologists wanted to work alongside reporters - Technical.ly Philly

Aug. 9, 2012 9:00 am

Knight-Mozilla OpenNews Fellowship: technologists wanted to work alongside reporters

Help bring technology into the newsroom with Knight-Mozilla’s OpenNews Fellowship. The 10-month program will hook up eight technologists with publications like The New York Times and The Guardian in efforts to “strengthen the journalism-developer community,” according to the fellowship’s site. The deadline is this Saturday. The application is “just 450 words and a few links,” […]

Help bring technology into the newsroom with Knight-Mozilla’s OpenNews Fellowship.

The 10-month program will hook up eight technologists with publications like The New York Times and The Guardian in efforts to “strengthen the journalism-developer community,” according to the fellowship’s site. The deadline is this Saturday. The application is “just 450 words and a few links,” says program director Dan Sinker.

Apply HERE.

What’s the point of getting technologists into newsrooms? Sinker’s got the answers for you on his blog.

This year’s inaugural fellows have created several tools for media geeks, like NewsJack, “a media remixing tool,” and NewsQuest, “A Choose Your Own Adventure for the news.” (The NewsQuest site is currently down but it’s on GitHub here.) For a complete list of programs the fellows have created, check out Programmable Web.

So: Philly developers, get to it. Then come back, please.

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Juliana Reyes

Juliana Reyes has been covering the Philadelphia tech scene since 2012. She's co-president of the Asian American Journalists Association Philadelphia chapter and a two-time Philadelphia News Award winner for "Community Reporting of the Year." The Bryn Mawr College grad lives in West Philly, likes her food spicy and wears jumpsuits often.

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