Aspiring UK journalists are invited to apply for the 2017 Google News Lab Fellowship


Fancy getting down and dirty with data? Google News Lab has put out a call for aspiring data journalists to apply for its 2017 Fellowship.

Fellows will get the opportunity to spend one day at Google UK in London where they'll have access to training on a range of digital tools including Google Trends, Google Maps, and more. Then, they’ll spend eight weeks embedded on projects at one of the UK’s top media organisations.


Fellows will also receive a stipend of up to £5,000 from their host organisation to cover expenses over the eight weeks between June and September.

Individual applications are reviewed by the chosen news organisation, based on their current skills and needs - some may prefer candidates who have experience with a web programming language like HTML or Javascript, others may prefer experience publishing via online media platforms.

All of the partner organisations are looking for people who are passionate about reporting and how technology can make stories impactful.

To apply, you must be enrolled or accepted into an accredited UK higher education institution as of 1 January 2017. And there’s good news for international students too – so long as you meet this criteria, you are also eligible to apply.

Applications are due by 1 February 2017, and successful applicants will be notified in March 2017.

Apply on the Google News Lab website here.