The Online News Association has chosen three journalists under 30 for its inaugural 2011 MJ Bear Fellows, including 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.

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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