Knight-Mozilla OpenNews Fellowships

Deadline: 16 August 2014
Open to: developers, engineers, technologists, and other people who like to code, interested in contributing to journalistic projects
Fellowship: a stipend of $60,000 paid in 10 monthly installments, supplements for housing, childcare, health insurance, moving expenses


OpenNews is a collaboration between the Knight Foundation and Mozilla that is dedicated to building an ecosystem to help journalism thrive on the open web. It is about producing next-generation web solutions that solve real problems in news. It is about supporting communities of developers and journalists as they make, learn, and invent together. And it is about deploying fellows—and code—into news organizations to collaborate and innovate in new ways.

Knight-Mozilla Fellows experience the day-to-day energy of some of the best newsrooms in the world: being present as news breaks, writing code for the day’s headlines, wrangling thorny datasets, and taking a step back to solve real-world journalistic problems. Fellows’ work is rooted in developing projects that help us better understand our world.

2015 Fellowships will begin in February or March of 2015 and will last for 10 months. Fellows are based, unless special circumstances dictate, in the town of their host news organization. In 2015, the Fellows will be based with:

  • The New York Times in New York
  • National Public Radio in Washington
  • The Guardian in London
  • The Washington Post in Washington
  • La Nacion in Buenos Aires
  • Vox Media in Austin, Washington or New York
  • The Center for Investigative Reporting in Emeryville


The Knight-Mozilla Fellowship program is designed specifically to engage developers, hackers, engineers, technologists, data crunchers, and other people who like to code and bring them into the newsroom as Fellows.

If you have a knack for coding and an interest in contributing your skills to journalistic projects, you should apply.


The standard Fellowship offers a stipend of $60,000, paid in 10 monthly installments. The Fellowship also covers the costs of required travel for Fellowship activities, and provides supplements for housing, childcare, health insurance, moving expenses, and helps pay for research/equipment and books.


The deadline to apply is 16 August 2014.

The application process is online and you will be asked to upload your CV and links to your previous projects.

For further information please visit the official website.

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