Six ‘new’ journalists – also known as students – have received $20,000 scholarships from a joint initiative between Google and the Associated Press.
As we wrote about last August, the AP-Google Journalism and Technology Scholarship is geared at both undergraduate and graduate students interested in the “intersection of journalism, computer science and new media.” Funded by the AP and Google, it is administered by the Online News Association (ONA).
“There’s nothing more exciting than seeing these new journalist hybrids emerging from our colleges across the U.S.,” Jane McDonnell, ONA Executive Director, said in the press release. “While digital media professionals continue to evolve the game, these students will transform the playing field.”
The recipients range from a sophomore at the University of Minnesota to a graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley. They each submitted proposals and a team of digital media leaders reviewed the applications and eventually selected the winning six students.
The press release included the students’ proposals. Here they are, in a slightly boiled down version. The full proposals are available on the ONA Press Room.