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. The AP-Google Journalism and Technology Scholarship program

http://ap-google.journalists.org/

deadline Jan 27

The Associated Press and Google announce a new national scholarship program intended to foster digital and new media skills in student journalists. The Online News Association, the world’s largest membership organization of digital journalists, will administer the program.
The AP-Google Journalism and Technology Scholarship program will provide $20,000 scholarships for the 2012-13 academic year to six promising undergraduate or graduate students pursuing or planning to pursue degrees at the intersection of journalism, computer science and new media. The program is targeted to individual students creating innovative projects that further the ideals of digital journalism. A key goal is to promote geographic, gender and ethnic diversity, with an emphasis on rural and urban areas.
Our goal: To shine a light on the hidden treasures in schools across the country — the digital-minded journalists who will be the future of our industry.
Applications are now open for the 2012-13 academic year. Scholars will be chosen in Spring 2012.
“AP has long recognized how important and powerful new digital tools and knowledge can be in the hands of journalists,” said Sue Cross, AP senior vice president for the Americas. “The scholarship program, part of our ongoing relationship with Google, will help build these vital skills in a new generation of journalists.”
“So many students have new ideas for news, and with the right encouragement they will become leaders showcasing what’s possible through digital journalism,” said Nilka Thomas, manager of Global Diversity and Talent Inclusion, Google. “We hope this program with the AP and ONA encourages innovation at the grassroots level while also furthering the opportunities available for women and minorities considering the fields of computing, technology, and journalism.”
Irving Washington, consulting Scholarship Manager for ONA, will manage the application process. Washington is a nonprofit media education consultant who created new partnerships for the scholarship and internship programs for the National Association of Black Journalists, and managed scholarship, fellowship and internship programs as Diversity/Education Coordinator for the Radio-Television Digital News Foundation. He holds degrees in Journalism and Public Relations from Ball State University.
The scholarships are open to college sophomores or higher with at least one year of full-time undergraduate or graduate study remaining. Applicants must submit a project or concept that explains how his or her strategy moves digital journalism forward. Scholarship winners also will receive a one-year ONA membership and recognition at ONA’s 2012 conference in San Francisco. Read about the eligibility criteria and apply here.
“We’re proud to be part of the AP-Google Journalism and Technology Scholarship program,” said ONA Executive Director Jane McDonnell. “Our hope is to shine a light on the hidden treasures in schools across the country — the digital-minded journalists who will be the future of our industry.”
For more information, contact:
Irving Washington, Scholarship Manager
iwashington@journalists.org
(317) 441-5051

by teru kuwayama at 2012-01-05 02:37:22 UTC | Bookmark | | Report spam→

27 Jan 2012 00:01
Thank you teru, just found out the website after confuse about the e-mail address :
The Associated Press and Google announce a new national scholarship program intended to foster digital and new media skills in student journalists. The Online News Association, the world’s largest membership organization of digital journalists, will administer the program.

The AP-Google Journalism and Technology Scholarship program will provide $20,000 scholarships for the 2012-13 academic year to six promising undergraduate or graduate students pursuing or planning to pursue degrees at the intersection of journalism, computer science and new media. The program is targeted to individual students creating innovative projects that further the ideals of digital journalism. A key goal is to promote geographic, gender and ethnic diversity, with an emphasis on rural and urban areas.

Our goal: To shine a light on the hidden treasures in schools across the country — the digital-minded journalists who will be the future of our industry.

Applications are now open for the 2012-13 academic year. Scholars will be chosen in Spring 2012.

How to apply

DEADLINE:
Jan. 27, 2012 (11:59 p.m. ET)

This application has three parts. Please read carefully before you complete the application:

Applications and all submitted materials must be in English.
The application requires that you provide active links to materials you have uploaded elsewhere. For example, public links using Google Docs, Dropbox, WordPress, or even your own website would work.
Please have all of the uploaded information in section 3 prepared in advance: letter of recommendation, transcript, and statement of unmet financial need (if applicable).
Review the Printable Application Link before you begin. Please note the printable application link is only a review copy. All applications must be submitted online. No exceptions.

SECTION 1 – CONTACT INFORMATION

Provide name, date of birth, address, email, phone number, college/university information, and other relevant data.
SECTION 2 – MULTIMEDIA

I. PERSONAL STATEMENT PRESENTATION or COVER LETTER
Tell us about yourself in a personal statement or a multimedia presentation. Be creative. We’re looking for the unique ways you can tell your own story and why you should be selected for this scholarship.

Word length: 200 words or fewer; or multimedia presentation no longer than one minute.

II. RESUME
Provide a web link to a standard resume no longer than one page.

III. PHOTO
Provide a web link to a recent headshot.

IV. SOCIAL NETWORKS & PORTFOLIO OF WORK
List all current social network profiles and three samples of multimedia work demonstrating activity in journalism and/or computer science.

V. PROJECT/CONCEPT
Have you created original journalistic content with computer science elements? Do you have an idea to develop new ways of telling a story with technology? The scholarship committee is looking for projects or concepts that show innovation and creativity. Applicant should explain how your strategy moves digital journalism forward or provides valuable lessons or outcomes.

Here are just a few ideas:

Data visualization
Data mining
Mobile devices and applications
3-D storytelling
Digital ethics
Crowdsourcing
HTML5
Micro computers

Length: 500 words or fewer; or multimedia presentation no longer than three minutes.
SECTION 3 – UPLOAD MATERIALS

I. TESTIMONIAL/LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION
Include one letter of recommendation from instructor or employer affirming student as a standout digital journalist of the future deserving of this scholarship.

The letter must confirm the applicant’s description of his/her role in the project, if possible.

Length: One typed page
File size limit for upload: 500 KB

II. TRANSCRIPTS
Provide scanned copies of your most recent official transcript.

File size limit for upload: 500 KB

III. STATEMENT OF UNMET FINANCIAL NEED (Optional)
A selected number of scholarships will be based on financial need. Applicants who wish to be considered for financial need must complete the Statement of Unmet Financial Need Form and upload to his or her application.

File size limit for upload: 500 KB

Now that you’ve reviewed everything, you’re ready to apply. To start the online application, click below.

The AP-Google Journalism and Technology Scholarship Online Application

by donal husni | 05 Jan 2012 03:01 | Pangandaran, Indonesia | | Report spam→
the website : http://ap-google.journalists.org/

by donal husni | 05 Jan 2012 03:01 | Pangandaran, Indonesia | | Report spam→
the only problem is : it’s for US citizen only. Hiks.

by donal husni | 05 Jan 2012 04:01 | Pangandaran, Indonesia | | Report spam→

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