The new fellows were named yesterday at MozFest, the Mozilla Festival, and will each spend 10 months bringing fresh ideas to newsrooms.
The participating news organisations are: the New York Times; ProPublica; the Texas Tribune; Argentina's La Nacion; Ushahidi, a crisis crowdsourcing project, and Internews Kenya, a media development organisation.
This is the third year Knight-Mozilla is sponsoring a group of fellows, but the first year that no UK news outlet is hosting a fellow. Previous OpenNews fellows have been placed at the Guardian and BBC. The eight fellows named this time last year are nearing the end of their placements.
The 2014 fellows are:
- Harlo Holmes, a media scholar, software programmer, and activist, who will be embedded in the New York Times newsroom;
- Brian Jacobs, a designer and interactive developer, is heading to ProPublica;
- Aurelia Moser, a data expert, will go to Ushahidi and Internews Kenya;
- Gabriela Rodriguez, an activist and hacker, will be spending next year at La Nacion;
- Marcos Vanetta, a biomedical engineer interested in software and technology, is going to the Texas Tribune.
You can read more about the 2012 fellows and about their achievements. The list of 2013 fellows is here.