MJ Bear Fellowship opens

By on May 5, 2014

We’re now accepting applications for the 2014 MJ Bear Fellowship, which identifies and supports promising digital journalists under 30.

Fellows are early-career journalists selected for their potential to expand the boundaries of digital news through professional experimentation, research or specific projects. The fellowship provides a personal advisor for one year, a three-year paid ONA membership and the opportunity to present at the 2014 Online News Association Conference and Awards in Chicago.

Looking for inspiration? You can chart the professional progress of our nine past Fellows in their blog and video posts.

Application deadline: June 6, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. ET

Here are three more reasons to apply:

  • Feedback from peers on your projects
  • Connections to ONA’s robust digital media network
  • Career advancement and recognition

The Fellowship is a legacy of altruistic digital visionary MJ Bear, a leader in the online journalism industry and a founding member of ONA, who passed away in 2010.

Jeremiah Patterson

Jeremiah Patterson

Jeremiah was ONA's Digital Manager from 2012 to the fall of 2016 and was responsible for ONA's collection of websites, including journalists.org, conference websites, the membership center, awards platforms and more. Before joining ONA, he served as a web producer and content developer at The Wildlife Society, maintaining the organization’s website, email marketing and other online services. An Ohio native and media enthusiast, Jeremiah grew up with a deep interest in video production and graphic design. He now focuses in user experience and human-centered design.