Today in London, our partners at the Mozilla Foundation are announcing the first cohort of Knight-Mozilla Fellows. As Dan Sinker describes below, each of the five is an accomplished developer, and each will be placed within a world-class newsroom. At Knight Foundation, we’re of course eager to see what the fellows produce with their partner news organizations. But because the code they produce will be open source, the fellows will have an impact far outside of their home newsroom. – John S. Bracken
This week I've spent a lot of time writing about the opportunities that lie at the intersection of open-source philosophies and journalism. Today the "thinking out loud" stops and the "making it happen" begins. And that begins with the announcement of the 2011/12 Knight-Mozilla Fellows.