Google News Lab Fellowship

Google News Lab Fellowship

Are you a college journalism student who enjoys holding government officials accountable, scouring public records or working with data? If so, you can consider spending your summer at IRE (Investigative Reporters and Editors) through the Google News Lab Fellowship. Fellows will have opportunities to research and write stories, contribute to open source data programs and create timely data to accurately frame public debates about issues in the US and the world. Fellows will receive a stipend of $8,500 USD and a travel budget of $1,000 during the 10-week program, which runs from June-August.

Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc. is a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of investigative reporting.

Eligibility:

The fellowship is open to college journalism student who enjoys holding government officials accountable, scouring public records or working with data.

How to Apply:

Applying for the fellowship program, the candidates must fill the on-line application form through the link: https://docs.google.com/a/toytoy.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdnFRLYCh2TqtVugWwJWj-AD26ezzzPCBGNX5v3bHCBrEb5qQ/viewform

Supporting Documents:

  • Personal Statement: Provide us with an essay outlining your qualifications for and interest in the program, including relevant academic, professional and extracurricular experiences. As part of this essay, explain what you hope to gain from participation in the program. (750 words maximum)
  • References
  • Your CV

Financial Aid and Award Money:

  • Eight participating organizations in the U.S. select students who will spend ten weeks working on projects focused on data journalism, online free expression, building news apps, and rethinking the business of journalism.
  • Each student receives an $8,500 stipend and $1,000 travel fund.

Application Deadline:

You can apply for Google News Lab Fellowship on or before January 3, 2017. The Fellowship begins in June and runs through August.

Link for More Information:

http://www.ire.org/blog/ire-news/2016/12/13/apply-be-ires-google-fellow-next-summer/

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