GNI Fellowship

The Google News Initiative Fellowship connects students and recent graduates who want to explore the intersection between journalism and technology with news organisations.

The successful candidates will kick off their careers in the news industry by spending 8 weeks in summer working with experts in newsrooms and creating a professional network.

Applications for the 2020 Google News Initiative Fellowship in Europe are now open. We are offering 50 exciting fellowship placements across 14 countries. Read the eligibility criteria and apply before 30 March 2020!

The GNI Fellowship is funded by the Google News Initiative and is also available worldwide. Find out more about the programme in non-EU countries here.


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Throughout the GNI Fellowship I have experienced firsthand the potential (and abundance!) of Open Government Data to work on the most pressing environmental issues of our time.

Roy Klaasse Bos

'19 Fellow at de Volkskrant

It was a fantastic experience where I learned a different way of doing journalism, and how I can mix my skills in technology and journalism together. It has opened my eyes as to how I can improve my writing and make it more insightful.

Yashas Mudumbai

'19 Fellow at The Telegraph

Working at France 24's Observers was invaluable in terms of getting into the field of fact-checking and verification of amateur video. It's an area that is more and more important as fake content travels all over the world, and few people are better at putting all the global pieces together than the team at the Observers.

Christopher Brennan

'19 Fellow at France 24 - Les Observateurs

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