The Opennews Family

The 2012 and 2013 Knight-Mozilla Fellows and News Partners at the 2013 Mozilla Festival (photo: Paul Clarke)

Meet the Knight-Mozilla Fellowship Community

Knight-Mozilla Fellows spend 10 months working in partner news organizations and collaborating with the journalism-technology community around the world. Each group of Fellows enters their newsroom with the support of the rest of their cohort as well as a growing alumni community.

Meet our 2014 Fellows | Meet our Alumni: 2013 | 2012

THINGS THEY MAKE

Knight-Mozilla Fellows work on projects with their newsroom colleagues, with each other, with new friends at hack days, and yes, sometimes even in an over-caffeinated blur alone at their laptops. Fellows have had bylines on newsroom projects and spurred the development of new tools. They’ve won hack days and pursued passion projects. They’ve done research that gives us a better understanding of journalism and its impact. Fellows get to spend 10 months working on projects that matter.

PLACES THEY GO

Many Fellows move to a new city or a new country to join their host news organization. But the travel does not end there. In addition to helping organize events in their newsroom or host city, Fellows attend, present, and hack at events around the world. From Barcelona to Budapest, New York to London, throughout Latin America, and many places in between, Fellows get to see the world while collaborating with journalists and developers to find solutions to real problems facing news organizations.

TIME THEY SPEND TOGETHER

Unlike many fellowship programs, Knight-Mozilla Fellows spend the bulk of their time with their news organization rather than being together in a group. But Knight-Mozilla Fellows are still able to create a sense of community, share ideas, and support one another throughout the Fellowship. In addition to connecting virtually, the entire group of Fellows comes together several times throughout the Fellowship. The program kicks off with an on-boarding event, and over the year OpenNews brings the Fellows together at other events such as the MIT-Knight Civic Media Conference in Boston and the Hacks/Hackers Buenos Aires Media Party. As Fellows develop projects or interest areas, they also gather for smaller group events and trainings.