Bowdoin student wins Google journalism scholarship

By Beth Brogan, BDN Staff
Posted Feb. 25, 2013, at 5:02 p.m.

BRUNSWICK, Maine — Linda Kinstler of Bowdoin College is one of eight students from around the world selected for the first Google Journalism Fellowships, designed to “help develop the next crop of reporters working to keep the world informed, educated and entertained,” according to a release from Google.

Kinstler, who will graduate in May with a degree in English, is from Lexington, Mass. She is currently the editor-in-chief of The Bowdoin Orient student newspaper. She will attend the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University.

The 10-week fellowship, to run from June to August 2013, will focus on “data-driven journalism, online free expression and rethinking the business of journalism,” the release states.

Fellows will spend a week at the Knight Foundation in Miami, Fla., a nonprofit organization that funds journalism and media, communities, arts and national programs; and a week split between Google News and YouTube.

Other participating programs are the Center for Investigative Reporting, Committee to Protect Journalists, Investigative Reporters & Editors, Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism, Poynter and ProPublica.

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