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Last chance to apply for coding Fellowship with Knight-Mozilla OpenNews

From: Erika O.
Sent on: Thursday, August 15, 2013 5:51 PM
Hi PhillyPUG,

Thanks for an incredible meetup on Tuesday. I just wanted to let you know about a great Fellowship opportunity, and you need to act fast. Applications for the Knight-Mozilla Fellowship ( will be accepted until *this* Saturday at 11:59pm EDT.

OpenNews is looking for people who love to code and want to spend 10 months working with some amazing news organizations and traveling the world. My boss lays out why you should make the leap to apply today:

Last year six people from Philly applied (including some PhillyPUG members). This year so far, just one. Let's see some Philly love!

Fellows receive $60,000 in 10 monthly installments, as well as a slate of benefits (, to support their work doing open source development with a stellar news organization. They also join a supportive Fellowship community.

In 2014 Fellows will be placed at: The New York Times; ProPublica in  New York; The Texas Tribune in Austin, Texas; La Nacion in Buenos  Aires, Argentina; and a joint fellowship with Ushahidi and Internews  Kenya. As the distribution of news partners suggests, the program is  international and you do not need to be a U.S. citizen to apply. OpenNews assists Fellows with travel and work visas. It is an inclusive program that seeks Fellows that reflect the diversity of the communities it serves.

Developers, hackers, engineers, technologists, data crunchers, and other people who like to code should all apply. No particular  programming language or development background is required, just experience with code and an interest in journalism. Does that sound like you? If so, apply (!

The application itself is very quick: five questions, no brain teasers, no recommendations to track down. Still on the fence with questions? There's a lot more info on the Fellowship FAQ (, but if your question isn't covered there, just reply to this email.

Thanks for your time. Look forward to seeing your application (

P.S. After you apply, please help us spread the word by forwarding this message to any of your coder friends or favorite techie mailing lists. And here's an example tweet: Love to code and want to work in journalism? Apply to be a Knight-Mozilla Fellow before 11:59pm EDT Saturday:

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