The Center for Public Interest Journalism has received a generous grant from the Wyncote Foundation to fund 20 Philadelphia-area journalists to attend the 2012 Online News Association Conference, in San Francisco, from September 20-22. Attendees will be selected through an open application process.

In order to be considered for a sponsorship, applicants must be working reporters or editors who demonstrate leadership in the public interest news and information community in the Greater Philadelphia area. Applicants must also become members of the Online News Association (if they aren’t already), and be available to attend the entire three-day conference.

No more than one applicant will be accepted from each news organization in the area. Freelance reporters unaffiliated with an organization are welcome to apply.

For chosen applicants, the Center’s sponsorship will cover the costs of the conference, hotel, and travel.

If you would like to be considered for a CPIJ sponsorship to attend the conference, please apply below by Friday, June 29.

ONA 2012

Please fill out this form in order to be considered for sponsorship to attend the 2012 Online News Association conference. You must either link to or attach a PDF of ONE (1) recent work sample, and include a 100-word-or-less description of what you'd hope to get out of the conference.