Online News Association selects fellows; one Canadian

The Online News Association has chosen three journalists under 30 for its inaugural 2011 MJ Bear Fellows, including one Canadian. The Washington-based organization combed through 35 applications from 13 countries before choosing three to-watch digital journalists, according to the release.

The Online News Association has chosen three journalists under 30 for its inaugural 2011 MJ Bear Fellows, including one Canadian. The Washington-based organization combed through 35 applications from 13 countries before choosing three to-watch digital journalists, according to the release.

In addition to two American journalists, one Canadian, Lucas Timmons of The Edmonton Journal, was also chosen. Timmons does a variety of things at the paper: investigative reporting, website management, blogging, photo editing, interactive mapping and graphics and he was also a key part in the creation and rollout of the newspaper's online coverage of the 2011 Canadian federal elections. The selection committee said: "[Lucas is] a true renaissance journalist, with what seem like expert hands in content, back-end and multimedia and an obvious passion for inclusiveness when it comes to community."

Each fellow will be paired with a leadership mentor for one year. Timmons will be working with Bryan Monroe, Editor of CNNPolitics.com

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