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Opportunity: Share Talent with Newsrooms, Share Code with Everyone

Here’s a PSA-of-sorts if you (or your friends) love journalism and have a technical background, too: less than two weeks are left to apply for the Knight-Mozilla OpenNews Fellowships.

A Knight-Mozilla Fellowship offers a pretty unique experience to a developer, according to Dan Sinker, Director of Knight-Mozilla OpenNews. Those selected this year (the program’s second year) will be plugged into a newsroom to solve problems, and they also receive a combination of paid compensation and benefits—a nice package on its own. But they also will share their code — and experiences — in the open, with hopes that the experiences and knowledge reaches beyond the fellows to a greater community. Read more

Apply Now to be a New Media Fellow at The Atlantic

If you’re not only an expert at using Tumblr, Twitter and Facebook but can edit video with the best of them, you should take a look at The Atlantic‘s 2012-2013 social media/multimedia fellowship.

The ad was posted on The Atlantic‘s Tumblr on Friday. Unfortunately, it doesn’t include details on whether the gig is paid or not The post has been updated to say it’s a paid, year-long job based in Washington, D.C. This is a great opportunity to get some hands-on social media and video experience at a great publication.

In addition to emailing over a resume, the editors would also “love to see the following”:

  • Your Twitter / Tumblr / Vimeo / YouTube / etc. pages
  • Anything cool you’ve made recently
  • A video someone else made that you think is great
  • A blog that you think is awesome
  • A meme that you think is awesome
  • A GIF that you think is awesome

To apply, send your resume and a cover letter to video@theatlantic.com.

Apply Today for the United Nations Journalism Fellowship

Dag Hammarskjöld

The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists is currently accepting applications for their 2012 United Nations Journalism Fellowship program.

Dag Hammarskjöld was the second Secretary-General for the United Nations and served from April 1953 until September 1961 when he met his death in a plane crash while on a peace mission in the Congo. While in office, Hammarskjöld was responsible for many diplomatic activities, including the first and second UN international conference on peaceful uses of atomic energy in Geneva, and for his support of the Armistice Agreements to promote progress towards better and more peaceful conditions between Israel and the Arab States. Hammarskjöld also posthumously received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1961.

The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists has awarded fellowships to journalists since 1962. For the United Nations Journalism Fellowship, four journalists are selected and are given the opportunity to report on international affairs during the UN’s annual General Assembly. The fellowships are available to radio, television, print and web journalists ages 25-35 who are native to one of the developing countries in Africa, Asia, South America, and the Caribbean and working full-time for a media organization in a developing nation. Recipient countries are rotated for the 2012 fellowship; for example, applicants from China, Ethiopia, India, and Nigeria are not eligible to apply this year since fellowships were awarded to journalists for those countries in 2011.

Fellowships will begin in early September and extend to late November. The cost of travel and accommodations is included, as well as a per diem allowance.

Applications are due on March 30, 2012 for the United Nations Journalism Fellowship. To apply, visit http://unjournalismfellowship.org/node/564 for more information.

Apply Today for the Stone & Holt Weeks Fellowship

Stone & Holt Weeks Fellowship, a fellowship sponsored by NPR and The Washington Post

Do good. Have fun. And make the world a better place for all.

This is the credo of the Stone & Holt Weeks Foundation, which is named after two young young men who were victims of a tragic car accident in the summer of 2009. It was established by Linton Weeks, national correspondent for Digital News at NPR and a former reporter for The Washington Post, and Jan Taylor Weeks, an artist, teacher, and volunteer. The Foundation has held a number of events since it was founded in 2009, and they recently announced their call for applications for the Stone & Holt Weeks Fellowship, a six-month opportunity for an up-and-coming journalist to learn the skills of the trade before jump-starting a successful career in journalism.

The Stone & Holt Weeks Foundation awards one fellow a year, and gives them exposure to journalism in a broad, connected sense with two of the nation’s most prestigious news organizations. The awarded fellow will receive one-on-one mentoring from professional journalists at The Washington Post and NPR, as well as several training sessions in key areas of journalism like radio and digital production. This also includes coverage on the air, online, and in the field.

The fellowship consists of two parts: 12 weeks at The Washington Post and 12 weeks at NPR. The fellow will also receive a weekly stipend of $800 for the duration of the fellowship, but they will be responsible for any living expenses. Employment with either The Washington Post or NPR is not guaranteed after the fellowship. The Stone & Holt Weeks Foundation has confirmed two fellows in previous years: Nathan Rott in 2010 and Teresa Tomassoni in 2011.

To apply for the Stone & Holt Weeks Fellowship, visit http://www.npr.org/about/careers/fellowships/weeks.html and download and complete the application form. Applicants do not need to have journalism degrees or experience as a journalist, but you must have a bachelor’s degree (or have received one by July 15, 2012). You must also include two recommendations, two or more writing samples, a resume, and a copy of your academic transcripts.

All documents, including the application form, must be postmarked by midnight on April, 30, 2012.

Apply Today For The Fall 2012 IRP Fellowships

Logos for the International Reporting Project, the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, and Johns Hopkins University

The International Reporting Project at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAS) of the Johns Hopkins University is now accepting applications for their Fall 2012 IRP Fellowships. Nearly 200 journalists have been awarded IRP Fellowships since the project began in 1998, including David Francis, Kira Kay, and Jason Maloney.

The IRP’s primary focus encourages U.S. journalists to cover under-reported stories of global importance. For this year’s fellowship programs, journalists will cover topics on religion, global health, or other general international topics.

In November, the IRP announced their Spring 2012 IRP Fellows:

Juhie Bhatia, Women’s eNews, New York – Morocco
Andrew Green, freelance, Kampala – South Sudan
Cathy Shufro, freelance, Connecticut – Thailand
Carey Wagner, freelance, Los Angeles – Papua New Guinea
Christopher Werth, freelance, London – India

The nine-week fellowship will allow these journalists the opportunity to research and cover their stories in each of the destination countries listed, and will begin in mid-February 2012 and extend through mid-April 2012. Fall 2012 IRP Fellows will begin in early September 2012 and end in early November 2012.

IRP Fellows will split their time between Washington D.C. (where IRP offices is located) and their overseas reporting location. IRP Fellows will also receive a combined total travel stipend of $9,000 to cover expenses during the program. Any U.S. journalist with at least five years of professional experience (including freelancers) is eligible to apply for the Fall 2012 IRP Fellowships. Applicants will need to include an essay describing their proposed project as well as work samples and a letter of recommendation.

For more information about the Fall 2012 IRP Fellowships, visit the Fellowships FAQ page on the International Reporting Project’s website. The deadline for applications is April 2, 2012. Apply today!

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