2016 Knight-Mozilla Fellowships for International Fellows , and applications are submitted till August 21, 2015. Applications are invited for Knight-Mozilla Fellowships to engage people who like to code and bring them—and their varied expertise—into newsroom. As a Fellow, they would live and work for 10 months in the city where their host newsroom is located (travel and housing is paid as part of the Fellowship) and work as a member of the newsroom team. Seven news organizations around the world will be hosting seven Knight-Mozilla Fellows in 2016: are: the Los Angeles Times Data Desk, NPR, Vox Media, Frontline, Correct!v and The Coral Project. Full details:
School(Institutions/ Country): | Fellows are based, unless special circumstances dictate, in the town of their host news organization. In 2016, the Fellows will be based with: Correct!v – Berlin, Germany; The Coral Project-New York, NY (based out of the New York Times); Frontline-Boston, MA; Los Angeles Times Data Desk – Los Angeles, CA; NPR – Washington, DC and Vox Media – Austin, TX; New York, NY; or Washington, DC
Level: ten month fellowship program.
Field(s): Knight-Mozilla Fellows work in some of the best newsrooms in the world: they’re present as news breaks, write code for the day’s headlines, wrangle thorny data sets and get to take a step back to build better newsroom tools and practices. The kinds of projects Fellows work on day-to-day are dictated by the news organization and the Fellow and include projects focused on data, mapping, research, and impact analysis.
Deadline: August 21, 2015
Funded By: Knight-Mozilla
Beneficiaries(Target Groups): 2016 Knight-Mozilla Fellowships are targeted for Fellows from around the world.
‣ No. of awards: This year, seven fellowships are available.
Tenure : The
2016 fellowships begin in calendar year 2016 and last for 10 months.
Each fellow’s start date will be individualized for the needs of
that fellow and the news organization, but most fellowships will
begin in February or March of 2016.
‣Value of Scholarship : The Knight-Mozilla Fellowship is designed to allow flexibility for both fellows and fellowship Partners. The standard Fellowship offers a stipend of $60,000, paid in 10 monthly installments. Fellows are responsible for remitting all applicable taxes and other government payments as required. Mozilla may, in consultation with fellows and fellowship partners, elect to vary the amount and duration to accommodate the needs and availability of individual fellows and newsrooms. To help offset cost of living, the fellowship also provides supplements for childcare and health insurance, and helps pay for research/equipment and books. If you relocate for a fellowship, they will also supplement your housing and moving expenses. The fellowship also covers the costs of required travel for fellowship activities.
‣ Each year, they select a group of developers, technologists, civic hackers, and data crunchers to spend 10 months working as Knight-Mozilla Fellows embedded in our partner newsrooms.
Knight-Mozilla Fellowships are paid positions, and emphasize
open-source development that strengthens specific newsrooms and the
larger journalism-code community.
‣ This fellowship is an international program (seven news partners cover three continents) and welcome participants from around the world.
‣ You do not need to be a U.S. citizen to participate in the program.
‣ They assist Fellows with any necessary visa applications for working and traveling during the Fellowship. Perfect English is not a requirement, however please be aware that it may be challenging to participate in some aspects of our program if your English is limited.
‣ The Knight-Mozilla Fellowship program is designed to engage people who like to code and bring them—and their varied expertise—into newsroom.
‣ If you have a knack for coding and an interest in contributing your skills to journalistic projects, you are the type of person we are looking for.
‣ They thoroughly review each application they receive, which gives them an opportunity to get to know you better.
‣ They seek out ways to keep in touch and work with the many highly skilled applicants who do not become fellows. In terms of assessing the applicant pool, what has remained consistent each year is that they are committed to matching the skills of the fellow to the needs of the news organization. It’s a very individualized matching process.
Scholarship Application Method
‣ Applications are submitted via online ( Application Form )
‣ Scholarship Applications are due on August 21, 2015.
‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website
‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.