Win a Scholarship to Poynter’s News Applications Seminar

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For the second year in a row, Hacks/Hackers and The Poynter Institute are offering one full scholarship (a $895 value!) to attend Building News Applications With Data, a three-day seminar in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Apply with this Google form.

The seminar takes place Aug. 17-19, 2011. Faculty includes Hacks/Hackers co-founder Aron Pilhofer of The New York Times; John Keefe of Senior Executive Producer for News at WNYC, New York Public Radio; and Matt Waite, professor of journalism at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and designer of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Politifact at the St. Petersburg Times; as well as other industry leaders.

The seminar is designed to help hacks and hackers better understand each other’s thinking through hands-on training.

The scholarship covers tuition only. The winner is still responsible for lodging and travel to/from St. Pete, which is near Tampa, a city with well-priced flights (especially in August!).

Applying for the scholarship is easy: Take a look at the proposed course schedule, then fill out the Google doc with a pitch of up to 500 words on what you’d like to do, report on, or hack together based on what you’ll learn at the seminar.

The application deadline is noon Pacific Time, July 18. We may have follow-up questions for applicants. The scholarship winner will be announced at the end of July. Email if you have questions.

Last year’s scholarship winner was Corey Takahashi, who wrote about his experience at the Poynter Institute seminar.

If you have any questions, please email