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MinnPost’s Kevin Schaul wins AP/Google scholarship

MinnPost programmer Kevin Schaul was one of six students chosen for a new national scholarship program.

The Associated Press and Google today announced that MinnPost’s Kevin Schaul is one of six students to receive a $20,000 national scholarship specifically for students doing innovative work in digital media.

Kevin is a programmer with MinnPost’s interactive team, as well as a full-time student at the University of Minnesota, and has been a vital contributor in our growing focus on data journalism.

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The Associated Press and Google today announced the first recipients of a new national scholarship program targeted at college students whose innovative projects exemplify the new journalist in the digital media age. The Online News Association, the world’s largest membership organization of digital journalists, administers the program.

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The AP-Google Journalism and Technology Scholarship provides $20,000 scholarships for the 2012-13 academic year to six promising undergraduate or graduate students pursuing or planning to pursue degrees at the intersection of journalism, computer science and new media. A key goal is to promote geographic, gender and ethnic diversity, with an emphasis on rural and urban areas.

Check out more of Kevin’s work on our data page, and follow his personal work at www.kevinschaul.com.