This looks interesting… something to keep an eye on.
Today at Mozilla, we are launching the Knight-Mozilla News Technology Partnership!
For the next three years, we will have the opportunity to engage a huge community, bring people together for trainings and in-person events, and ultimately build software and thought leadership to address the challenges that news organizations are facing today.
Over the course of the partnership, we’ll be awarding at least fifteen yearlong fellowships to participants who demonstrate passion, great ideas and collaborative skills. This fellowship cohort might include software developers, user experience designers and statisticians. We’re open to many types of candidates. The fellows will be embedded within the news partner organizations, where they will work side-by-side with newsmakers, producing experimental news applications based on open-source, open-web technologies.
We’ll be working with some amazing news partners: BBC, Boston.com, The Guardian, and Zeit Online, who are launching the partnership with us, and many more who we will invite to join the initiative.
You can read more about the partnership at any of the posts below my signature, and you'll all be hearing much more from me in the coming months.
Please help us spread the word to relevant lists and here's a sample tweet:
@knightfdn and @mozilladrumbeat embed technologists in newsrooms, launch #media innovation challenge http://bit.ly/iifrTt #drumbeat #mojo
News Technology Program Manager