AP-Google Scholarship Program Accepting Applications for

AP-Google Scholarship Program Accepting Applications for 2013-14 
NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 12/19/12 --  The Associated Press and
Google are seeking candidates for a scholarship program that
recognizes student creativity and innovation at the intersection of
journalism and technology. 
Now in its second year, the AP-Google Journalism and Technology
Scholarship Program is administered by the Online News Association,
the world's largest membership organization of digital journalists. 
The program will award six $20,000 scholarships to undergraduate or
graduate students for the 2013-2014 academic year who are pursuing
degrees in journalism, computer science and new media. The deadline
to apply is Feb. 8, 2013. 
"The AP-Google Scholarship Program allows students to delve into
projects they otherwise may not be able to pursue," said Sue Cross,
AP's senior 
vice president for business development and partner
relations in the Americas. "We are excited to support the next
generation of digital journalists and create opportunities for them
to help shape the future of the news industry." 
Scholarship winners are selected by a distinguished team of leaders
from across the digital media industry. A key goal of the program is
to promote geographic, gender and ethnic diversity, with an emphasis
on rural and urban areas. 
"These scholarship recipients are devising dynamic and innovative
ways to tell stories and make information accessible," said Nilka
Thomas, manager of Global Diversity and Talent Inclusion at Google.
"We're proud to support these emerging digital leaders and the
diversity of background and experiences that shape their
Recipients use their awards to pursue individual projects. Last
year's winners are tackling projects ranging from interactive data
visualizations to data-driven hyperlocal reporting to news games. The
winners will be blogging about their progress, challenges and
achievements on the ONA website (www.journalists.org) and
participating in Google Plus hangouts in 2013. 
The 2012 winners are: John Osborn, University of California,
Berkeley; Rebecca Rolfe, Georgia Institute of Technology; Katie Zhu,
Northwestern University; Reginald James, University of California,
Berkeley; Kevin Schaul, University of Minnesota and Emily Eggleston,
University of Wisconsin-Madison. 
"AP's and Google's support means we can identify new journalist
hybrids emerging from our colleges across the U.S.," said Jane
McDonnell, ONA Executive Director. "While digital media professionals
continue to evolve the game, we look to these students to transform
the playing field." 
For more details:
Apply here:
About ONA
 The Online News Association is the world's largest
association of digital journalists. ONA's mission is to inspire
innovation and excellence among journalists to better serve the
public. The membership includes news writers, producers, designers,
editors, bloggers, developers, photographers, educators, students and
others who produce news for and support digital delivery systems. ONA
also hosts the annual Online News Association conference and
administers the Online Journalism Awards. 
About AP
 The Associated Press is the essential global news network,
delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all
media platforms and formats. Founded in 1846, AP today is the most
trusted source of independent news and information. On any given day,
more than half the world's population sees news from AP. On the Web:
About Google Inc.
 Google is a global technology leader focused on
improving the ways people connect with information. Google's
innovations in web search and advertising have made its website a top
internet property and its brand one of the most recognized in the
world. For more information, visit www.google.com/about.html. 
Irving Washington 
Scholarship Manager 
Online News Association 
Erin Madigan White 
Media Relations Manager
The Associated Press
(212) 621-7005
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