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Knight-Mozilla Fellowships

Mozilla is a free software community best known for producing the Firefox web browser.

The Mozilla community uses, develops, spreads and supports Mozilla products, thereby promoting exclusively free software and open standards, with only minor exceptions.

The community is supported institutionally by the Mozilla Foundation and its tax-paying subsidiary, the Mozilla Corporation.

About the Fellowship

Each year, Mozilla select a group of developers, technologists, civic hackers, and data crunchers to spend 10 months working as Knight-Mozilla Fellows embedded in our partner newsrooms.

Fellowships are paid positions, and emphasize open-source development that strengthens specific newsrooms and the larger journalism-code community.

The Knight-Mozilla fellowships present a unique opportunity for people who like to code and who want to influence the future of journalism on the web.



  • Intermediate knowledge of programming in any language.
  • Data, Statistics, Hard Math skills would be an added bonus.


Initial review

OpenNews staff review all of the applications and cull the batch to a manageable number for the news partners to review.

The news partners review this shorter list and submit a list of the five people they are most interested in learning more about.

These semi-finalists are contacted for interviews.

Monetary Support

$60,000 Stipend for the period of the fellowship.

Allowances for relocation in case of dependents

Opportunity to work in newsrooms across the world

Duration: 10 months 

Level: Graduation


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