ONA Weekly #415: Open Call: Apply For The 2022 MJ Bear Fellowship

By on June 22, 2022

Apply for the 2022 MJ Bear Fellowship

We are pleased to announce the call for applications for the 2022 MJ Bear Fellowship. The year-long fellowship honors and supports journalists under 30 from around the world who are working on projects that move digital journalism forward. We invite applicants from a wide range of backgrounds, including both freelance and staff journalists. We’re especially interested in projects in the areas of audience and social engagement, business strategy and product development.

Fellows receive complimentary registration to attend ONA22 in Los Angeles, a three-year ONA membership, three online coaching sessions, networking opportunities and other avenues to showcase their work to ONA’s global community.

Established in 2011 to honor founding ONA Board member Mary Jane “MJ” Bear, the fellowship has identified and supported 30 journalists doing cutting-edge digital work. The MJ Bear Fellowship is made possible through generous contributions by the MJ Bear Estate, friends of MJ Bear and ONA, MSN International and Microsoft.

Learn more from the program FAQ and apply by July 14.

Explore ONA22 sponsorships, recruiter and exhibit opportunities now (limited spaces!)

Sponsorship opportunities for ONA22 are beginning to run low, and there’s limited exhibit and recruiter spaces available. Contact Jessica Strelitz, Chief Strategic Partnerships Officer, at jessica@journalists.org to discuss how you want to get involved leading up to and during the conference — both in Los Angeles and virtually.

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Career opportunities

ONA’s Career Center is an excellent resource for jobs, fellowships and internships in digital journalism. Recent postings include:

On our radar

P.S. from the ONA team

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