Google on Friday announced it would be selecting eight students in undergraduate or graduate school for 10-week-long journalism fellowships worth $7,500. The search giant is partnering with a number of prominent journalism schools and institutes around the U.S., who will host the fellows for eight weeks, and the fellows will start their internships with a week at the Knight Foundation and finish with a week at Google, splitting time between YouTube and Google News.
Participating institutions include: the Center for Investigative Reporting, the Committee to Protect Journalists, Investigative Reporters & Editors, Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism, Poynter, Nieman Journalism Lab and ProPublica. Interested candidates can apply here.
The move comes as Google itself faces increasing pressure, even legal challenges, from news outlets and governments around the world for its practice of linking to stories and providing summaries on Google News, which some outlets believe deprives them of traffic and revenue.