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Celebrating the 2015 Knight-Mozilla Fellows

Tara Adiseshan Juan Elosua Livia Labate OpenNews Linda Sandvik Julia Smith Kavya Sukumar Francis Tseng

Meet our 2015 Knight Mozilla Fellows as they hack the news around the world.

We are excited to introduce you to our 2015 Knight-Mozilla Fellows. This cohort comes from around the world and from a diversity of backgrounds and experiences, to spend 10 months hacking the news in some of the best newsrooms around. Find out who they are and what they’ll be up to in 2015.

From the OpenNews Blog

  • The Coral Project is Go Go Go Go Go| posted 2015-04-28 12:30:00 -0500

    Exciting things are happening at The Coral Project and we thought you should know about them. read more

  • Five Reasons You Shouldn't Come to SRCCON (and Why They're All Wrong)| posted 2015-04-22 12:00:00 -0500

    Tickets to SRCCON, the OpenNews conference, go on sale Wednesday, April 29 at 2pm EDT. But maybe you're still on the fence about SRCCON, or are worried that you won't quite fit in. If so, worry no longer—instead, check out our five top reasons why you shouldn't come to SRCCON (and why they're all wrong). read more

  • Code Convening: Write The Docs. Come open your code with us!| posted 2015-04-20 14:00:00 -0500

    We'll be taking a cohort of news developers and journalists to the Write The Docs conference, May 17-19 in Portland, to write and revise documentation, release the latest version of their open-source projects, and talk journalism with the technical documentation community. read more

  • Five Things We've Learned About Sessions| posted 2015-04-08 18:00:00 -0500

    As we near the deadline for SRCCON session proposals (April 10, pitch now) we wanted to share with you some of what we've learned about sessions so far. Thank you to everyone who shared feedback about last year's conference and helped inform how we're thinking about things this year. read more

  • How to plan a great SRCCON session| posted 2015-04-07 18:00:00 -0500

    SRCCON sessions are interactive and collaborative, and if you've never led one, it can be hard to know what to expect. Here are some strategies to help you lead a discussion or skillshare that gets everyone involved and leaves everyone energized. read more

  • Captioning a Multi-Track Conference - How SRCCON Did It| posted 2015-04-02 18:00:00 -0500

    One of the nerdiest elements of our first SRCCON didn't end up involving code or jokey references. As we were prepping for SRCCON last year, I caught a blog post related to !!Con, Your next conference should have real-time captioning. I had never heard of event captioning before. I found the blog post convincing, but we were less than two months away from SRCCON, could we pull off something like this? read more

  • Hosting a Knight-Mozilla Fellow in 2016| posted 2015-04-01 16:15:00 -0500

    Next year will be the fifth year of the Knight-Mozilla Fellowship program and we're looking for our next group of fellowship partners. If your news organization is interested in hosting a fellow next year, fill out this form by April 24. read more

  • Making SRCCON Good for Humans| posted 2015-04-01 09:00:00 -0500

    We wanted the attendees of SRCCON to be able to focus on the conference itself—sessions, activities, and other official stuff, but also the conversations in hallways and corners that are usually a highlight of gatherings of enthusiastic colleagues. To make that possible, we tried to arrange the SRCCON schedule, space, and life-support systems to be as accommodating and supportive as possible. read more

  • Welcoming Lindsay Muscato| posted 2015-03-26 15:00:00 -0500

    After an involved selection process, we are very happy to introduce Lindsay Muscato, Source's new assistant editor, who will be working with us on an upcoming site restructure and leading much of the day-to-day editorial work of keeping Source connected to the news code community. read more

  • SRCCON Needs You| posted 2015-03-25 12:00:00 -0500

    SRCCON is back in 2015 for another two days of building better newsroom code, culture, and process, this time in beautiful Minneapolis. And now it's time for you to propose a sessionread more

  • OpenNews at NICAR| posted 2015-03-04 07:00:00 -0600

    We're going to be at NICAR in force this year, and we want to see you there. read more

  • SRCCON 2015 coming to Minneapolis| posted 2015-02-20 12:00:00 -0600

    We're excited to announce SRCCON 2015, which will take place in Minneapolis, Minnesota on June 25 and 26. We can't wait to spend another two days building better newsroom code, culture, and process—together. read more

  • Fellows Hack with the California Civic Data Coalition| posted 2015-01-26 12:00:00 -0600

    During the onboarding week with our new 2015 Knight-Mozilla fellows, we spent a couple days working with the California Civic Data Coalition on an open-source news app. Here's what our goals were, and here's what we learned. read more

  • Source is Hiring| posted 2015-01-23 07:00:00 -0600

    OpenNews is hiring a part-time assistant editor on a contract basis for Source, our journalism-code community website—and you should totally apply. read more

  • New Year, New Site| posted 2015-01-16 10:00:00 -0600

    While our 2015 Knight-Mozilla fellows have been in Los Angeles, getting to know each other and the world of newsroom code, we’ve given OpenNews.org a haircut and re-org to reflect the work we’re actually doing. read more

  • 2015 Fellowship Onboarding is GO| posted 2015-01-12 09:00:00 -0600

    The OpenNews team brings our 2015 Knight-Mozilla Fellows to Los Angeles to start the work of their fellowship years. We also welcome Kavya Sukumar as our seventh 2015 fellow, who will spend her fellowship year working with Vox Media. Yay fellows! Yay Los Angeles! read more

  • Announcing our 2015 Knight-Mozilla Fellows!| posted 2014-10-22 09:00:00 -0500

    Live from the 2014 Mozilla Festival in London, we're thrilled to introduce our 2015 Knight-Mozilla Fellows. The work that the Knight-Mozilla Fellows do during their fellowship year doesn't fit easily into a single sentence. Over the year a fellow will play the role of coder, teacher, mentor (and mentee), adventurer, colleague, and friend. They'll push themselves, and journalism, in new directions. They'll do work that has real impact--on themselves and on the web. It's a tall order, but a thrilling one, and the people we have lined up to do the work of a Knight-Mozilla Fellow in 2015 are among our very best yet. I can't wait for you to meet them. read more

About OpenNews

We believe a community of peers working, learning, and solving problems together can create the tools journalism needs to thrive. Through fellowships that place developers in news organizations around the world, conferences for newsroom designers and coders, and a wide range of community and project support programs, we support collaboration across organizations. Learn more about what we do or find out how you can get involved.