Author Archives: Press Partners

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14 Dec
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Philanthropists fund fellowship for Indian journalist

The Frank Islam & Debbie Driesman Foundation has made a significant donation to Alfred Friendly Press Partners to fund a fellowship in 2017 for an enterprising young reporter from India who will spend six months training at the Missouri School ...

Paul Radu
12 Dec
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Former Fellow now a globe-trotting investigative reporter

Paul Radu, who grew up in a closed-off communist country, has gone on to travel to more countries than he can count and become one of the most famous investigative journalists in his home country, Romania. Radu runs the Organized Crime ...

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14 Nov
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Fellowship training empowers independent journalism in Cuba

Mario José Pentón developed multimedia reporting skills at the Missouri School of Journalism, applied them during his fellowship at el Nuevo Herald and taught them to his colleagues at 14ymedio, Cuba’s first independent news platform. Alejandro González describes Alfred Friendly’s ...

Mario in Guatemala.
27 Sep
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Alfred Friendly, the seed that sparks development

  Knowing too few words in English, but filled with excitement to learn and be of more help to my newsroom, I left Miami to go to Missouri for nearly three weeks of training. This was after I jumped in ...

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20 Sep
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Fellows talk about the ‘red lines’ of investigative journalism

The 2016 Alfred Friendly fellows discuss investigative journalism in their country at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. Former Alfred Friendly fellow and Panama Papers co-founder, Marina Walker Guevara, moderated the panel.

Marina Walker Guevara receives alumni award in Washington DC.
16 Sep
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Panama Papers Manager Wins Alfred Friendly Alumni Award

Marina Walker Guevara said winning the Susan Talalay Award for Outstanding Journalism brought back memories of when she arrived 14 years ago from a small city in Argentina to join the Alfred Friendly fellowship program. She had never written an ...

Alfred Friendly President Randy Smith presents the mentor of the year award to Greg Victor
14 Sep
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Pittsburgh editor wins Alfred Friendly mentorship award

Greg Victor, the Op/Ed and Forum editor at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, was gracious, as usual, when he spoke about receiving the inaugural Ellen Soeteber Award for Mentorship from Alfred Friendly Press Partners. “I should be giving you an award,” Victor said during the ...

Greg Victor
14 Sep
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Post-Gazette Newsroom Mentor Reminisces about Fellows

Seeing snow all over again Hosting foreign journalists probably does more for us than it does for them By Greg Victor (Originally published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) Hamza Idris is a Nigerian journalist. He spent most of the past decade in ...

Amal Khan engages with Jonathan Friendly
10 Sep
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Fellows speak at Pat Stueve’s law firm

During an event at the Stueve Siegel Hanson law firm in Kansas City, the Class of 2016 Fellows took turns introducing themselves and talking about their involvement with the fellowship program. Patrick Stueve is the treasurer of the Alfred Friendly ...

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07 Sep
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This is not goodbye. It is baadaye — see you soon.

By Mercy Adhiambo In a few days, I will leave the USA and head back to my country, Kenya. My journalism fellowship at The Oklahoman has come to an end after five months of being in a place that has ...