Applications open for Knight-Mozilla fellowship
Following a successful first fellowship scheme called the Knight-Mozilla News Technology Partnership, we are keen to continue our partnership this year.
If you're a developer or technologist keen to spend 10 months in one of the best newsrooms in the world, the 2012/13 Knight Mozilla Fellowships are now accepting applications until 11 August.
Here's senior product manager Andrew Leimdorfer with more details about the scheme:
It's a pretty exciting time to be involved in the cross-over between technology and journalism at the BBC.
There's the move to the heart of London's West End. New Broadcasting House, with its state-of-the-art Newsroom will be home to 6,500 employees by early 2013. There are new platforms to focus on as the audience using hand-held devices grows and grows. There are new ways of working with data, and a great opportunity to start working more closely with television graphics in our newly created visual journalism unit. Then there are all the emerging technologies for building news apps.
Want to get involved? Turns out you can.
The BBC News Specials team has been hosting a Knight-Mozilla fellow since the beginning of this year. Laurian Gridinoc has been in and out of our newsroom since January, helping us build our election results maps back in April, and, this month, helping us work out how we might develop new storytelling formats using video.
In the meantime, he's also been busy hacking away with the other 2011/12 Knight-Mozilla fellows. He attended SXSW in Texas, the Eyeo festival in Minneapolis, spent two days in Florence hacking TOR before going to Dundee for the OpenNews Datalive hackdays, then back to London for the Guardian's Discovery week and the BBC's News Labs.
If this combination of working on news content for a massive audience, and attending hack events that will put you in touch with some of the most creative people in the industry sounds appealing, then there's just a few weeks left to apply for the 2012-13 fellowship.
The deadline is August 11. You could end up at BBC, the Guardian, the New York Times, Boston Globe, Der Spiegel, Zeit Online, lanacion.com or Pro Publica.
For more information visit the Mozilla Open News Site.