Australia’s first Google News Fellow

10 November 2015

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Google Australia is seeking a university student or graduate to be part of the nation’s inaugural News Lab Fellowship program.

As part of the program, the successful applicate will spend eight weeks in the Sydney Morning Herald newsroom in 2016, working on data journalism and coding projects that will help the newsroom experiment and innovate with the latest storytelling technologies and techniques.

The Google News Lab is a team within Google that collaborates with journalists and entrepreneurs to help build the future of media. The Google News Lab Fellowship is one of the Lab’s programs that aims to develop the next generation of reporters by placing journalism students and graduates at host organisations for eight weeks to work on projects at the intersection of media and technology.

Students currently involved in computer science or related specialties will be give preference, or current journalism students who can demonstrate strong proficiency in technology.

Applications close on 22 November. Interested students can apply here.