Applications are now open for the Google News Initiative Fellowship program.
This year, the program is geared towards college students and recent college graduates who are interested in working at the intersection of news, media, and technology. With protests occurring around the U.S. due to police brutality and racial injustice, a diverse newsroom is even more essential to produce balanced, comprehensive and representative news coverage.
All fellows, who will be able to work remotely, will be selected by nine host newsrooms: Eugene Weekly, Houston Press, Isthmus, al Día en America, La Noticia, Vida Newspaper, the Washington Informer, the Omaha Star and the NNPA Newsroom.
Fellows will have the opportunity to work on editorial, revenue, and technology projects at the host publications. Fellows will be given a $1,000 travel payment and a $5,000 stipend for the 10-12 week program.
A special thanks goes out to the National Newspaper Publishers Association, the National Association of Hispanic Publishers, and the Association of Alternative Newsmedia for helping design this program.
The application deadline is Aug. 1, 2020 at midnight pacific time. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out!