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14:01

Know code, and want to know news? Apply for a Knight-Mozilla Fellowship

My second favorite journalism fellowship program (behind only the Nieman Fellowships, of course) has opened up for applications again, and if you think you’re qualified, you should apply.

The Knight-Mozilla Fellowships, now in their third cycle, embed civic-minded coders into some of the world’s top news organizations to do work that can reach big audiences and have a real impact on people understand the world around them:

Knight-Mozilla Fellows spend 10 months embedded in partner newsrooms. They are paid to work with the community inside and outside of their newsroom to develop and share open-source projects that help to transform journalism on the web.

This cycle, the newsrooms are The New York Times, ProPublica, the Texas Tribune, La Nacíon in Argentina, and, excitingly, a joint fellowship between Ushahidi and Internews Kenya in Nairobi.

I wrote about the last cycle a year ago if you want some more detail. The fellows who’ve moved through Knight-Mozilla in the past have done some inspiring work connecting journalistic values and a coder’s instincts. I have a suspicion there’s someone reading Nieman Lab today who’d make for a great fellow — if that’s you, go for it.

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