Eyebeam+BuzzFeed: Supporting Journalism R&D



Today, we’re announcing a new journalism fellowship, in partnership with BuzzFeed. We're thrilled that they came to us to support this new initiative. It’s a very exciting opportunity for the right person to develop new work around citizen journalism techniques that shape the way news is created, consumed, and distributed.

The partnership continues Eyebeam illustrious history of supporting work that values openness, open source technology, and courage around art and technology. Eyebeam believes in supporting projects that change the culture for the better.

Eyebeam will be looking for applications from technologists and artists whose creative practice is critically engaged with citizen journalism. We are particularly interested in those working within the realms of privacy, ad-hoc-ness, and tracking-resistance.

One applicant will be chosen, and will have the opportunity to present their work at Eyebeam in Brooklyn as well as show in Eyebeam’s annual showcase. The new fellow will work in San Francisco for the bulk of the time during the year, at BuzzFeed’s new R&D labs.

This joint initiative will continue Eyebeam’s commitment to fostering technologists and artists coming together; germinating and incubating ideas, new processes and new works; creating a social and professional context which is rich in technology, expertise and ideas and builds long-lasting relationships.

To apply, and for further information, please go here.

photo:  variant:Flare by Joshue Ott and Kenneth Kirschner