• October 5 - 7, 2017
  • Fully Funded
  • Washington, D.C.

The MJ Bear Fellowships identify and celebrate digital journalists under 30 whose work represents the best of new media. Each year, ONA recognizes three fellows— two in the United States or Canada and one international. The fellows are up-and-coming journalists who are just beginning to make their voices heard in the industry and working to expand the boundaries of digital news.


United States


Each Fellowship provides:

  • Three online workshop sessions with a Personal Advisory Board.
  • Registration, travel and accommodations for the Online News Association
  • Conference & Awards Banquet
  • Recognition at the ONA conference
  • ONA membership, with three years’ dues paid in full


1) Your resume / CV
2) A photo of yourself
3) A link to the project that you’d like us to consider that is ongoing or started after Jan. 1, 2016
4) A recommendation letter from an employer, instructor or technology partner who is not a personal friend or family member.
5) Applicants in 2017 must be born between Oct. 6, 1987 and Oct. 5, 1994

6) Full-time students are not eligible for this fellowship.

Eligible Regions: Open For All

Application Process

Apply through the application link given in the “Apply Section”.

Application Deadline: July 20, 2017

Application ClosedOfficial link

For Further Queries

Please contact at [email protected]
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