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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 began as lead reporter at Technical.ly Philly in July 2012. Previously, she was a city services beat reporter for the Philadelphia Daily News, as part of a project called “It’s Our Money.” She is learning to drive, learning to bike (in the city) but is an expert at taking SEPTA. She grew up in North Jersey and Manila, Philippines but she left the tropics for Bryn Mawr College, where she majored in linguistics. She now lives in West Philly.

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