Journalism in the Public Interest



Fellowships with the News Applications Desk

Posted Dec. 9, 2014

We’re looking for two fellows to work with ProPublica’s world-class news applications desk.

One runs for three months this spring. The other is the Google Journalism Fellowship, which runs over the summer.

Both represent a tremendous opportunity for the right person to work side-by-side with the best newsroom developers on the planet, on some of the biggest and most innovative projects in investigative and data journalism. You will leave here a better journalist, a better designer and a better developer.

To be a great news app developer requires design talent, coding acumen and a journalist's judgment. The ideal Fellow will have demonstrated both an aptitude for and curiosity about at least two of these. You'll leave here with all three. It's a great fellowship for a coder who's civic-minded and interested in working on journalistic problems and data sets, a reporter with coding skills who wants to tell stories with code, or a visual journalist who wants to work on large scale interactive databases. If you're currently a student or soon-to-be a recent grad, that's great! Coders - and reporters-in-training or encouraged to apply.

Both Fellowships are paid and require that you work in our offices in New York City.

The Google Journalism Fellowship runs from June 8 through August 14. For details and to apply, go to the Google Journalism Fellow site.

The ProPublica Fellowship lasts four months from March through June and is also paid. The deadline to apply is Dec. 22. To apply, send a resume and a list of your project URLs to me — great projects are the most important part of your application! — You can ask me questions, too.


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