Looking for Australia’s first Google News Fellow

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.

Now for the first time we’re bringing the News Lab Fellows program to Australia. We’re seeking a university student or graduate to spend the 2016 mid-year break embedded in the Sydney Morning Herald newsroom, working on data journalism and coding projects that will help the newsroom experiment and innovate with the latest storytelling technologies and techniques, and in doing so help push forward the state of journalism in Australia.

The Fellowship is open to undergraduate and graduate students who have technology skills that they’d like to apply to create new innovative forms of journalism, under the guidance of some of Australia’s most experienced journalists, editors, photographers, and editorial developers. Preference will be given to students currently involved in computer science or related specialties, or current journalism students who can demonstrate strong proficiency in technology.

Interested students can apply here. Applications close on November 22, and the successful applicant will spend eight weeks in the Sydney Morning Herald newsroom from May 30, 2016.