The Online News Association (ONA) is inviting early-career journalists to apply for its MJ Bear Fellowship.

The Online News Association (ONA) is inviting early-career journalists to apply for its MJ Bear Fellowship.

The ONA will select three fellows – two in the U.S. or Canada and one internationally. Fellows have to be journalists between 23 and 30 years old, who created digital journalism projects, and who are fluent in English. Full-time students cannot apply.

Fellows will have created a digital journalism concept, experiment or project that embody spark, creativity and innovation. Examples include a new take on a complex data visualisation project, a novel form of news content distribution or a fresh approach to using social media or mobile technology.

Fellows receive a personal ONA mentor for six months, a fully funded trip to the 2012 ONA Conference & Awards Banquet in San Francisco and a three-year ONA membership.

Applications must submit a brief description of how their project moves digital journalism forward, one recommendation letter, a bio and an explanation of what they need in a mentor.

Dealine to apply is 31 May 2012 ,11:59 p.m. ET.

Find out more: http://journalists.org/next-gen/mj-bear-fellowship