• From Jordan, India, Macedonia, Mexico, Sudan, and Ukraine, twelve reporters, editors and journalism educators joined us for fellowship programs in 2018, which start with rigorous training at the Missouri School of Journalism.
  • Eight reporters and editors, from Cuba, Kenya, Pakistan, Ukraine, India, Nepal and Malaysia, participated in the 2017 program, which runs from March through early September and starts with an intensive training program at the Missouri School of Journalism.
  • Alfred Friendly Press Partners bonds with journalists and news organizations from information hungry societies and prepares them to practice professional, ethical, and innovative journalism.
  • After another two weeks of training at MU in July and a final seminar in Washington, D.C., the Fellows return to their home countries, where they share their new knowledge and skills with their newsroom colleagues.
  • The fellows work for five months at U.S. news organizations. Guided by mentors, they participate in daily newsroom activities, get stories published and gain a deep understanding of journalism in America.
  • Fellows reunite in July for the mid-term seminar and get hands-on training in data journalism, investigative reporting and advanced multimedia reporting at the Missouri School of Journalism.
  • The agenda also includes lectures on ethics and communications law, using social media for reporting, using mobile tools for reporting, data reporting and multimedia reporting.


Mark Your Calendars!

Annual Alfred Friendly Press Partners Benefit Gala, Friday, Sept. 7 at 5 p.m.,

National Press Club, Washington D.C. 


Celebrating ​the 50th anniversary of Alfred Friendly​’s​ Pulitzer Prize​ ​for

coverage of the Middle East War for The Washington Post.​

2018 Fellowship Class

Seven six-month Fellows from Jordan, India, Mexico, Sudan, and Ukraine are here to join the Alfred Friendly family!


Macedonia Fellowship Program

Five journalists and one journalism instructor from Macedonia were selected to participate in a new nine-week Alfred Friendly fellowship program! 



How are the fellows doing? Our latest news and blogs

Fellows describe passions, ambitions in public forums

Living in a small town in Macedonia, Danche Azmanova knew from the age of 5 that she wanted to become a storyteller. Krenar Sadiku fell in love with journalism while watching his ...