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MEXODUS wins ONA 2012 award(!)
We are thrilled to see Mexodus, a student journalism project focused on border issues, listed among the winners of the 2012 Online Journalism Awards, in the category of Non-English Projects, Small/Medium. Well deserved!
Here is a part of an introductory statement by Director Zita Arocha:

Mexodus is an unprecedented bilingual student-reporting project that documents the flight of middle class families, professionals and businesses to the U.S. and safer areas of México because of soaring drug cartel violence and widespread petty crime in cities such as Ciudad Juárez.
We believe Mexodus sets the bar for future collaborate investigative journalism that builds bridges across academic, national and language borders, in this case English and Spanish, the U.S. and Mexico. The web and digital technology facilitated the collaboration, as well as expertise from professional trainers from Investigative Reporters and Editors and research by Fundación MEPI in México City. The project received funding from Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation.
The result is more than 20 stories in two languages, videos, slideshows, photos, info graphics and charts produced by participation from nearly 100 student journalists from four universities, University of Texas El Paso, California State University Northridge, and Tecnológico de Monterrey in Chihuahua and México City.

FJP: According to a press release made available by the UTEP, Mexodus launched in 2010 by a $25,000 grant from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation.
Bonus: A collection of congratulatory messages on Twitter. Two samples:

Big props to the student staff of Borderzine for its amazing Mexodus series, which won in the Non-English projects category @ona awards.
— UTEP (@utepnews) September 24, 2012

Mexodus, a project by Mepi and mexican students won an Online Journalism Award. Here is the story. bit.ly/n7TxMy
— Fundación MEPI (@FMEPI) September 24, 2012

Fantastic.

fjp-latinamerica:

MEXODUS wins ONA 2012 award(!)

We are thrilled to see Mexodus, a student journalism project focused on border issues, listed among the winners of the 2012 Online Journalism Awards, in the category of Non-English Projects, Small/Medium. Well deserved!

Here is a part of an introductory statement by Director Zita Arocha:

Mexodus is an unprecedented bilingual student-reporting project that documents the flight of middle class families, professionals and businesses to the U.S. and safer areas of México because of soaring drug cartel violence and widespread petty crime in cities such as Ciudad Juárez.

We believe Mexodus sets the bar for future collaborate investigative journalism that builds bridges across academic, national and language borders, in this case English and Spanish, the U.S. and Mexico. The web and digital technology facilitated the collaboration, as well as expertise from professional trainers from Investigative Reporters and Editors and research by Fundación MEPI in México City. The project received funding from Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation.

The result is more than 20 stories in two languages, videos, slideshows, photos, info graphics and charts produced by participation from nearly 100 student journalists from four universities, University of Texas El Paso, California State University Northridge, and Tecnológico de Monterrey in Chihuahua and México City.

FJP: According to a press release made available by the UTEP, Mexodus launched in 2010 by a $25,000 grant from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation.

Bonus: A collection of congratulatory messages on Twitter. Two samples:

Fantastic.

#NotONA
The Online News Association begins its Fall conference in San Francisco today. For those looking for some morning humor, check the #NotONA Twitter hash tag.
But it’s not just snark. If you’re in or near New York City, a group of people are putting together a NotONA meetup. You can sign up for it here. 
Just like that, social media bringing people together in the analog world.
Image: Via Matthew Keys.

#NotONA

The Online News Association begins its Fall conference in San Francisco today. For those looking for some morning humor, check the #NotONA Twitter hash tag.

But it’s not just snark. If you’re in or near New York City, a group of people are putting together a NotONA meetup. You can sign up for it here

Just like that, social media bringing people together in the analog world.

Image: Via Matthew Keys.

Applications Open for the AP-Google Journalism and Technology Scholarship Program →

It’s early still but that doesn’t mean we can’t think ahead. And thinking ahead to the 2013-2014 academic year is what we’re going to do.

If you’re a journalism undergrad or grad student, the AP-Google Scholarship is offering six awards for $20,000 each. The deadline to apply isn’t until February 2013 but that doesn’t mean you can’t get a head start know.

This is especially true because much of the application require online portfolios and digital work so you have nine months to clean up, organize and put your best foot forward.

Via ONA:

The AP-Google Journalism and Technology Scholarship Program fosters new journalism skills in undergraduate and graduate students developing projects at the intersection of journalism and technology.

The program is targeted to individual students creating innovative projects that further the ideals of digital journalism. A key goal is to promote geographic, gender and ethnic diversity, with an emphasis on rural and urban areas.

Have you created original journalistic content with computer science elements? Are you thinking up new ways to tell a story with technology? Are you a “techie” who knows how to construct a journalistic story through multimedia? We’re looking for students pursuing studies at the crossroads of journalism, computer sciences and new media. If you’re on the cutting edge of digital media beyond the classroom, this scholarship is for you!

Application materials and requirements are available at the Online News Association.

To get a sense of what they might be looking for, take a look at this year’s winners.

As Google wrote on its blog when the winners were announced:

These students have big plans that range from producing hyperlocal data-driven stories, to developing open-source apps that allow for democratic news gathering and greater collaboration, to data visualization for current events and entertainment, to producing political news games and teaching journalists how to code.

Lunch Keynote: Open Source in the Newsroom ONA 2011

live tweeting from the Lunch keynote. follow us at @the_FJP

Live Blogging from ONA 2011

Currently at: We know how you feel: Affective Computing

Really really interesting session.  Affectiva shows us emotional engagement to online content.  

Interesting application of this data: you can see if someone has formed a positive memory with your content.  

You can have your emotional reaction captured for their research and get an analysis of your reaction here: web2.affectiva.com

Six Journalists Under 30 to Watch, aka ONA Announces MJ Bear Fellows →

The 2011 fellows are:

Honorable mention was awarded to:

For more articles related to the MJ Bear Fellows, including more info on the application process, please see Media Bistro