The MediaGuardian 100 list goes all 2006 on us

The paper's annual media power ranking puts "you" at the top of the list. Sound familiar?

The 2013 MediaGuardian 100 list came out today, and it's all a bit retro.

Instead of rewarding a top Silicon Valley exec, as in the past, the top slot on the list this year has been given to "You", or the "digital consumer". 

MediaGuardian acting editor Jason Deans explains that this is:

reflecting the extent to which mobile and social media are transforming an industry traditionally dominated by moguls, editors and celebrities

He continues:

"You" also reflects how online consumers – interacting, sharing content and shopping via mobile devices – are driving the UK digital economy

All very worthy, as you would expect. Except that Time magazine already had this idea, in 2006, when it made "you" its person of the year.

They even made the computer screen on the cover a reflective panel, so you could see yourself in the front of the magazine. 

(H/T @pete_hoskin)

I'm a mole, innit.

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Be one of our 2016 science interns.

Britain needs more great science writers – particularly from backgrounds which have been traditionally under-represented in the media.

To address this, the New Statesman and Wellcome Trust, in partnership with Creative Access, have come together to offer annual placements to student or graduates from an ethnic minority background*.

The final 2016 placement will take place this Autumn/Winter (the exact date is flexible) and will last for four weeks.

Over the course of the placement, the successful applicants will:

  • Work alongside the New Statesman web and magazine team, learning about the editorial and production process, and how articles are conceived, written, edited and laid out;
  • Undertake a data-driven journalism research project on a scientific topic, which will be published on the New Statesman website
  • Visit Parliament and learn about how science-based legislation is developed and debated in the select committee system
  • Have an opportunity to interview a leading scientist or policy-maker
  • Write a regular bylined science blog on the New Statesman website
  • Receive regular feedback and editing from the editorial team
  • Meet journalists at other titles in the sector (previous Wellcome Scholars have met writers for the Atlantic, and presenters for the BBC)

Over the course of the placement, you will be paid London living wage.

To apply for the placement, follow the steps below and apply direct to the New Statesman. 

Please write an 800-word blogpost on a recent or upcoming scientific development which you feel has the potential to change lives significantly, explaining clearly and concisely what stage the research is at, and how it is likely to proceed. It should be written as if for the NS audience - interested, intelligent laypeople.

Please also write up to 200 words on why you are right for this placement and what you would hope to get out of it. You don't need to send a CV.

Please only use Word files, or paste your text into the body of an email. 

Send your application by email to Helen Lewis (Helen @ newstatesman co uk) with the subject line “Wellcome Scholarship 2016”. 

Applications close on 30 September 2016. Interviews will take place soon after.

This is a positive action scheme under the Race Relations Act.