MJ Bear Fellowship

We’ve just announced the 2013 MJ Bear Fellows. Learn about them — and our previous fellows — in our MJ Bear Fellow Hall of Fame. And stay updated on our 2014 application process by checking our Apply page.


The MJ Bear Fellowships identify and celebrate early-career digital journalists, working independently or for a company or organization, who have demonstrated — through professional experimentation, research or other projects — that they deserve support for their efforts and/or vision. The fellows are up-and-coming journalists inside or outside the newsroom who are just beginning to make their voices heard in the industry and working to expand the boundaries of digital news.

Meet our three 2012 Fellows below, two from the United States and one from Europe, and read their blogs. Also, watch videos created by our class of 2011 about their fellowship experiences.

Each Fellowship provides:

  • Assignment of a personal ONA mentor for six months
  • Registration, travel and accommodations for the Online News Association Conference & Awards Banquet
  • Recognition at the ONA conference
  • Membership in ONA, with three years’ dues paid in full

If you have any questions, email mjbearfellowship@journalists.org.