Google Names Student Journalism Fellows, Launches Data Course Online
"It is part of the European Journalism Centre's Data Driven Journalism initiative, which aims to enable more journalists, editors, news developers and designers to make better use of data and incorporate it further into their work," wrote Morrison. "Started in 2010, the initiative provides resources for journalists through DataDrivenJournalism.net, the School of Data Journalism, and the Data Journalism Handbook." The new online course will teach how journalists can use data to produce compelling stories under tight deadlines, he wrote. "The line-up of instructors and advisors hails from journalism schools and media outlets around the world." Google has long been involved in offering internships, fellowships and training for a wide variety of students and professionals. In March 2014, Google began seeking college applicants for its seventh annual Google Policy Fellowships program, which offers students unique opportunities to work on Internet and technology policy matters in locations around the world while on summer break.
Applications for the Summer of Code 2014 program, in which college students learn about the world of open-source code development over the summer, opened in March 2014. The Summer of Code program began in 2005 and will celebrate its 10th year in 2014. So far, the program has involved some 8,500 college and university students from more than 100 countries who have created more than 50 million lines of code since the program's start.