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Mañana: Knight-Mozilla OpenNews Fellowship Deadline

With apologies for the late notice, spend the rest of today and your Saturday applying for a Knight-Mozilla OpenNews Fellowship.

Hacks and Hackers, a brief background:

Knight-Mozilla Fellows spend 10 months embedded with our partner newsrooms. Our Fellows are developers, technologists, civic hackers, and data crunchers who are paid to work with the community inside and outside of their newsroom to develop open-source projects. Fellows work in the open by sharing their code and their discoveries, helping to strengthen and build journalism’s toolbox.

Via Daniel Sinker, head honcho for all of this, Looking vs Leaping:

For the last two months, we’ve been looking for people who love to code—developers, civic hackers, journo-coders, data crunchers, stats geeks, and more—to join us at OpenNews as Knight-Mozilla Fellows, where you’ll spend 10 months creating open-source code, hacking around the globe, working in some of the world’s best newsrooms, and helping to build out journalism’s codebase on the open web. We’ve been looking for two months. There are only two days left. Leap.

Our five fellows will spend the ten months of their fellowship embedded in some of the best news organizations in the world: The New York Times, ProPublica, the Texas Tribune, La Nacion, and (in a joint fellowship) Ushahidi and Internews Kenya. There, you’ll have the opportunity to develop next-generation tools that are tempered in the real-world fires of breaking news. You’ll be in the room when news breaks and you’ll write code to react to it. You’ll create libraries and tools that will shape reporting on the world around you. You’ll write code that makes a difference. Leap.

In addition to working with the incredible colleagues at your newsroom hosts, you’ll also be part of a cohort of fellows—five total in 2014—who will be your collaborators, your troublemakers, and your friends during this adventure. Over your ten months, you’ll have ample opportunity to code together, travel together, and collaborate on ideas and experiments. You’ll make connections that will ripple out past your fellowship year and into the life that grows beyond it.

The Fellowship application is here.

Source
The Knight-Mozilla OpenNews project has launched Source, a repository of “journalism code” and articles about it.
For example, there’s currently Ruby client for interacting with the New York Times’ campaign finance API and a Guardian Javascript library to manage data behind client-side visualizations.
As OpenNews lead Daniel Sinker describes it on his Tumblr:

Through feature articles that dig into the specifics of the code and the motivations that behind it, through an index to open code repositories produced by the journo-code community, and an index to that community itself, Source connects the many lines of code that make up journalism today with the people that write them. We’ve built relationships between code, people, and organizations deep into the data models of Source because we know that code is always a reflection of the individuals that create it and that those individuals combine to create a thriving community.

Source: Journalism code and the people who make it.

Source

The Knight-Mozilla OpenNews project has launched Source, a repository of “journalism code” and articles about it.

For example, there’s currently Ruby client for interacting with the New York Times’ campaign finance API and a Guardian Javascript library to manage data behind client-side visualizations.

As OpenNews lead Daniel Sinker describes it on his Tumblr:

Through feature articles that dig into the specifics of the code and the motivations that behind it, through an index to open code repositories produced by the journo-code community, and an index to that community itself, Source connects the many lines of code that make up journalism today with the people that write them. We’ve built relationships between code, people, and organizations deep into the data models of Source because we know that code is always a reflection of the individuals that create it and that those individuals combine to create a thriving community.

Source: Journalism code and the people who make it.

OpenNews: Four Weeks to Apply for the 2013 Fellowship!

sinker:

In four short weeks, the opportunity to apply to become a 2012/13 Knight-Mozilla Fellow will come to an end. We’ve been getting applications from developers, hackers, data scientists, and engineers all over the world—Kyrgyzstan to Kenya, San Francisco to Santiago—but we want your

FJP: We’re late on this so there are now just three weeks to apply. Read through for details on the amazing opportunity.

 
Knight-Mozilla names news technology fellowship winners

The five, who were named at the Mozilla Festival held in London this weekend, were among 300 so-called “news hackers” who applied responded to various challenges such as coming up with a “killer app for news”. A panel then selected 60 of the best ideas based on re-usable, open-source technology that benefits the web as a whole. Five were then chosen from the long list and will take up their new paid roles around the start 2012. About the Fellows Laurian Gridinoc – Fellow at BBC While studying medicine Gridinoc co-founded a brand strategy and interactive consultancy in Romania. He then followed his interest in the semantic web through a master in computational linguistics and several years of research into semantic navigation at Knowledge Media Institute (Open University). For the past year he has been implementing applications using semantic web technologies at the technology innovation companyTalis. Nicola Hughes – Fellow at the Guardian After academic excursions in the fields of physics, zoology, anthropology and journalism Hughes started her media career at CNN in London. Whilst working as a digital media producer she started blogging and tweeting about data journalism (@DataMinerUK). She left CNN to join a data scraping start up ScraperWiki and to gain coding skills. 

Mark Boas – Fellow at Al Jazeera English Boas makes, teaches, writes about and promotes new and open web technologies. Co-founder ofHappyworm, a tiny entrepreneurial web agency and makers of the jPlayer media framework. A lover of all things audio, his passion often drives his work and is currently enjoying the challenge of taking audio “somewhere new” with his Hyperaudioexperiments. 

Cole Gillespie – Fellow at Zeit Online Gillespie is a JavaScript developer from North Carolina Appalachians. In recent years he has spent his time in Raleigh, North Carolina, working with various companies including Project Mastermind, National Geographic, CNN and IBM. He spends most of his free time playing music, hacking open source projects or trolling in IRC trying to keep up with the web’s rapid evolution. 

Dan Schultz – Fellow at the Boston GlobeSchultz is a graduate student at the MIT Media Lab studying in the information ecology group. At the lab he is a research associate at the Center for Civic Media. Before MIT Dan received a BS in information systems from Carnegie Mellon University, and was awarded a Knight News Challenge grant in 2007 to write about “connecting people, content, and community.”


for the rest of the article, see journalism.co.uk

Knight-Mozilla names news technology fellowship winners

The five, who were named at the Mozilla Festival held in London this weekend, were among 300 so-called “news hackers” who applied responded to various challenges such as coming up with a “killer app for news”. 

A panel then selected 60 of the best ideas based on re-usable, open-source technology that benefits the web as a whole. Five were then chosen from the long list and will take up their new paid roles around the start 2012. 

About the Fellows 

Laurian GridinocLaurian Gridinoc – Fellow at BBC 

While studying medicine Gridinoc co-founded a brand strategy and interactive consultancy in Romania. He then followed his interest in the semantic web through a master in computational linguistics and several years of research into semantic navigation at Knowledge Media Institute (Open University). For the past year he has been implementing applications using semantic web technologies at the technology innovation companyTalis

Nicola HughesNicola Hughes – Fellow at the Guardian 

After academic excursions in the fields of physics, zoology, anthropology and journalism Hughes started her media career at CNN in London. Whilst working as a digital media producer she started blogging and tweeting about data journalism (@DataMinerUK). She left CNN to join a data scraping start up ScraperWiki and to gain coding skills. 


Mark BoasMark Boas – Fellow at Al Jazeera English 

Boas makes, teaches, writes about and promotes new and open web technologies. Co-founder ofHappyworm, a tiny entrepreneurial web agency and makers of the jPlayer media framework. A lover of all things audio, his passion often drives his work and is currently enjoying the challenge of taking audio “somewhere new” with his Hyperaudioexperiments. 


Cole GillespieCole Gillespie – Fellow at Zeit Online 

Gillespie is a JavaScript developer from North Carolina Appalachians. In recent years he has spent his time in Raleigh, North Carolina, working with various companies including Project Mastermind, National Geographic, CNN and IBM. He spends most of his free time playing music, hacking open source projects or trolling in IRC trying to keep up with the web’s rapid evolution. 


Dan SchultzDan Schultz – Fellow at the Boston Globe

Schultz is a graduate student at the MIT Media Lab studying in the information ecology group. At the lab he is a research associate at the Center for Civic Media. Before MIT Dan received a BS in information systems from Carnegie Mellon University, and was awarded a Knight News Challenge grant in 2007 to write about “connecting people, content, and community.”

for the rest of the article, see journalism.co.uk