Author Archives: Press Partners

Yan Zhang
13 May
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Columbia’s connections with China made me feel less of a stranger

By Yan Zhang The journalism school in this Midwestern city is the first in the world to offer degrees in journalism, and Chinese students have enrolled since the beginning, 110 years ago. A professor in my college years, Lo Ven-hwei, ...

07 May
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Training at MU, working at LA Times, a lifetime’s worth of lessons

By Justice Baidoo | Before I arrived here from Ghana to begin work as an Alfred Friendly Journalism Fellow, Los Angeles was just that distant city of big lights, fashion, stars and, of course — Hollywood. I was never going to ...

07 May
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‘Who wouldn’t want to work for a newsroom with these values?’

By Danish Raza | Before this fellowship opportunity, life back home in India had become very comfortable — the kind of comfort that hinders growth. I could take up reporting assignments for the Hindustan Times across the length and breadth ...

03 May
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Second Macedonian group trains at MU during fellowship

For the second year in a row, a distinguished group of journalists from Macedonia joined the Alfred Friendly Fellowship program and trained for three weeks at the Missouri School of Journalism. Jovan Gjorgovski has worked for a year as a ...

19 Feb
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Class of 2019 includes reporters from China, Russia, Afghanistan

Journalists chosen for the fellowship Class of 2019 come from countries with independent news reporting environments that range from the near impossible, in China, to the incredibly dangerous, Afghanistan, to an environment with elements of both state control and menace, ...

18 Feb
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Yan Zhang reports with insider’s perspective at USA Today

Yan Zhang worked as a reporter and editor in China for eight years before she joined the Alfred Friendly six-month fellowship program in March. During her five-month placement at USA Today, Yan draws on her experience in China to help ...

18 Feb
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Schirger Fellow Dumitru Stoianov joins staff at Newsy, ProPublica

Dumitru “Dima” Stoianov is a reporter for RISE Moldova, a media outlet that investigates organized crime, money laundering, corruption, smuggling, tax fraud, arms trafficking, and the hidden business of politicians. “From a small community of activists we grew up to ...

Danish Raza
18 Feb
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Stueve Fellow Danish Raza joins staff at Minneapolis Star Tribune

Danish Raza’s reporting at the Hindustan Times, India’s second largest English language daily newspaper, focuses on social justice, gender and caste violence.  Assignments range from covering the Maoist insurgency to national politics. “His articles display a passion to cover humanitarian ...

18 Feb
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Food Security Fellow Justice Baidoo joins new TV team at LA Times

    Justice Baidoo is an award-winning news videographer who works on documentaries for Joy News, one of Ghana’s most influential broadcasters. After training with the other Fellows at the Missouri School of Journalism, Baidoo began working on the staff of ...

Humayoon Babur
08 Feb
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Afghan journalist chosen for Daniel Pearl Fellowship

The Daniel Pearl Foundation has selected a distinguished reporter from Afghanistan, Humayoon Babur, as its 2019 Fellow for the Alfred Friendly Press Partners program. Babur, who works for Pasbanan Media Group in Kabul, has written about a wide variety of ...