KING 5’s Hackathon this weekend
Our friends at KING 5 are hosting a hackathon this Friday. The project is being organized by the station’s digital media team, along with help from Seattle’s tech community. This is a great opportunity for those of you hankering to tackle a hands-on project that could become part of the TV station’s future online platform. There’s also a cash prize for the winning team.
Head to the official site to find out how to participate.
CLP’s International Reporting Fellowship
The Common Language Project is offering a very cool opportunity to UW students and recent college grads. Beginning this winter, the magazine’s International Reporting Fellowship will fund an overseas reporting project for one lucky student or emerging journalist. The deadline for applications is this Saturday. Head to clpmag.org for the deets.
A snippet from the official fellowship description:
Are you an aspiring international journalist? A freelancer with a great project idea? An emerging journalist interested in the nonprofit world and entrepreneurial journalism?
Apply now for this paid fellowship: a one-of-a-kind opportunity to work closely with an award-winning journalism nonprofit while developing your own international reporting project, earning a travel grant to support your work and learning to navigate the new media landscape!
Past fellows have reported on maternal health issues in Bangladesh, had their work published in national outlets and designed and led social media campaigns.
As an undergrad, I was lucky enough to be the recipient of a foreign reporting fellowship from UW which allowed me to work as a health reporter in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The experience was life changing. If you’re eligible for this fellowship and interested in working overseas, definitely consider applying for this opportunity.
Swung by Startup Weekend’s new South Lake Union office today. CEO Marc Nager on the new space (a major upgrade from their former digs located in the basement of the TechStars office space): “We went a little overboard with the plants.”