Google offers two scholarships

18 April 2012

Written by: William Botoulas

Journalism students with solid computer technology backgrounds are eligible to apply.

Google is funding two scholarships for a Masters program in data journalism studies at the University of Hong Kong.

The program’s emphasis is on developing digital journalism tools for news gathering, storytelling, data analysis and data visualisation.

Applicants should have at least a Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Information Science, Information Engineering or a related discipline, and must demonstrate competency in computational problem solving, computer programming and database management.

The scholarships will cover full tuition for the 2012-13 academic year and will be awarded on the basis of academic merit or outstanding experience.

Applicants with knowledge of data mining, data visualisation and digital storytelling will have a definite advantage.

See the website for more information and for details on how to apply.

Applications close 31 May 2012.