Deadline for AP-Google Scholarship; Fellowships, discounted trainings for journalists

By on January 16, 2013

Clock ticking on deadline for $20,000 AP-Google Scholarship

There’s less than a month left to apply for the AP-Google Journalism and Technology scholarship. If you’re a journalism student who codes or a techie student who loves  great storytelling, don’t miss this great scholarship opportunity. Applications, which include a project proposal, are due Feb. 8. Apply now

Application advice
And while you’re applying, it’s worth pointing out that ONA’s Jeanne Brooks, Irving Washington and Jen Mizgata hosted #wjchat last week, providing tips on getting scholarships, fellowships and new jobs. Check out the full transcript for ways to get your application noticed.

Inspired by the tips from #wjchat? Here are fellowships you can apply for now:

Google Journalism Fellowship
Targeting students with an interest in journalism, this fellowship includes a week at the Knight Foundation and a week at Google, split between Google News and YouTube. Deadline: Jan. 31.

Edward R. Murrow Press Fellowship
For journalists who have covered international news, this is a nine-month fellowship at the Council on Foreign Relations headquarters in New York. Deadline: March 1.

Persephone Miel Fellowship
Open to journalists and media professionals outside the U.S. who report from their home countries. Deadline: Feb. 15.

World Press Institute Fellowships
For international journalists with at least five years of experience, this fellowship provides an immersion experience in the U.S. Deadline: Jan. 31.

Nieman-Berkman Fellowship in Journalism Innovation
For journalists and those working for news organizations interested in conducting research or working on a project related to journalism innovation. Deadline: Jan. 31.

2013 Dart Asia Pacific Fellowship
For editors, journalists and freelancers based in Asia or the Pacific who want to improve coverage of violence, conflict and tragedy. Deadline: Feb. 18.

You can find more fellowships accepting applications on the ONA Issues blog.

Become an ONA member in 2013
If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to focus on your career in 2013, ONA’s resources for members can help. If you’re not a member, now’s a perfect time to join so you can enjoy ONA discounts on conferences and trainings (including our popular ONACamp series), access job listings on, network with other members and take advantage of the legal advice we offer members. Become a member now.

Discounts for AAN Digital and GEN for ONA members
ONA members can attend the Association of Alternative Newsmedia's Digital Conference, Jan. 24-26, in San Francisco, and the Global Editors Network News Summit in Paris, June 19-21, at a steep discount.

  • We’re hosting an #ONACamp at AAN Digital, where you can explore analytics and metrics for growth, hear from industry experts from Tumblr and Google, learn about digital newsroom workflow, and more. Register now for AAN Digital.
  • We’ve designed seven workshops on disrupting the newsroom for #GEN2013, and until Feb. 18, ONA members can attend at a 30-percent discount. Register now for the GEN conference .

Special ONA discounts available at two API workshops: Mobilizing Digital Products and Selling Digital Products
Give your digital sales teams and mobile developers a competitive advantage at these sessions, part of the The Transformation Tour that brings together the best of the American Press Institute and The Poynter Institute. Learn proven techniques for reorganizing your sales operations and reviving revenue across products and platforms with Selling Digital Products, Friday, Feb. 1, in Raleigh, N.C. Get best practices for developing technologies, engaging audiences and marketing products for devices and apps at Mobilizing Digital Products, Friday, Feb. 22, at The Denver Post. ONA members get 25 percent off registration. Grab your discount code on in the member center on


Jennifer Mizgata

Jennifer Mizgata is Director of Programs at the Online News Association, where she leads the Women's Leadership Accelerator. At ONA, Jennifer focuses on identifying talented digital journalists and innovative journalism projects and providing them with support. Jennifer is a business and design strategist with over a decade of experience creating industry-changing training programs, investing in award-winning projects, and managing key relationships with journalism partners and tech stakeholders. She regularly coaches managers, senior leaders and entrepreneurs on challenges related to their careers and launching new ventures. Jennifer shares advice for navigating tough work challenges in Work Space, a monthly column for Fortune.