CNN Diversity Fellowship at ONA17 for Digital journalists

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Application Deadline: Aug. 21 2017 at 11:59 p.m. ET

Digital journalists from diverse backgrounds with experience reporting for mobile and social platforms are encouraged to apply for the CNN Diversity Fellowship at ONA17. Four winners will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the ONA conference in Washington, D.C., Oct. 5-7. For the third year, this opportunity is supported by CNN.

Applicants should have:

  • A passion for creative storytelling on mobile and social platforms
  • Experience with producing and/or curating content for mobile web and apps
  • Deep knowledge of the news mobile and social space
  • Understanding of how to build community around content and topics through listening, participation and interaction

Winners receive:

  • Complimentary registration for the 2017 Online News Association Conference in Washington, D.C.
  • Roundtrip economy-class airfare to ONA17
  • Four nights’ lodging at the Marriott Wardman Park
  • Some meals included within conference registration.

Scholarship winners will also participate in one-on-one networking and mentoring events throughout the conference.

Questions? Email diversity@journalists.org.

Applications will be open to journalists of diverse backgrounds, inclusive of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age and gender.

Application Procedure

In order to complete this application, you will need:
  • Your resume
  • A photo of yourself
  • A 1-minute mobile video, telling us about yourself and how you envision the future of storytelling on mobile and social platforms. You’ll need a link to the video to paste in the form here.


  • Aug. 8: CNN Diversity fellowships announced
  • Aug. 21 at 11:59 p.m. ET – Applications due
  • Sept.: Fellows announced

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the CNN Diversity Fellowship at ONA17

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