Author Archives: Press Partners

14 Oct
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A message from David Reed

Members of the Friendly Family, I’m really excited to share this news with you: The Alfred Friendly Press Partners board has asked me to run the organization after Executive Director Kathleen Graham departs to become the Executive Director of the ...

14 Oct
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Journalist David Reed joins AFPP

David Reed, a journalism educator and veteran news correspondent, has been selected to run Alfred Friendly Press Partners following the departure of Executive Director Kathleen Graham. Reed is an adjunct professor at The Missouri School of Journalism, former Associated Press ...

28 Sep
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Records reveal fracking companies buy Illinois farmland at cheap prices

  By Anastasia Forina   The importance of having a system of open records can’t be overstated.  I got a chance to see how that system works in the United States when I shadowed my mentor at the Chicago Tribune, ...

21 Sep
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U.S. System of Open Records Improves Governance

  By Arshad Dogar  A number of people ask me about the difference between journalism in America compared to Pakistan.  A major difference is the U.S. system of open records under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). enacted in 1966. ...

21 Sep
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Transparency: a key to effective journalism

By Sahar Majid The U.S. system of open records is an effective way to create transparency by providing information to  journalists and the public. This data makes a journalist’s work easier, saves his time and energy and also provides the ...

22 Aug
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Open Records Crucial to Democracy

 BY DANIEL PEARL FELLOW ASMA GHRIBI  I had heard and read about the U.S. system of open records, but only during my experience at the Wall Street Journal, did I experience it firsthand. I spent the first few months of ...

21 Aug
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Why American Media Digs Deeper and Unearths More

BY HARRY MISIKO I appreciate why American media digs deeper and offers more to its readers, listeners and viewers compared to Kenyan and African news channels. U.S. federal and state governments have enacted laws that do not only promote but ...

21 Aug
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Public Records: Never Too Open, Never Too Obscure

BY DANIEL PEARL FELLOW SHERIF TAREK The more open public records are, the easier it is for journalists to produce good stories. Statistics and numbers are crucially important to many stories. To prove that a crime rate has soared, for ...

20 Aug
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Media Landscape Changing – We Need to Adapt and Survive!

    BY ARSHAD DOGAR The media landscape has been changing so rapidly in the developed world that journalists working in developing countries also need to adopt those innovations.  Recently, I visited a barber’s shop in Pittsburgh for a haircut. ...

20 Aug
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ChiTrib Launches New Apps

BY NASTYA FORINA August 1st was a big day for the Chicago Tribune. The newspaper launched its new website.  With the change, the Tribune hopes to increase online readership and advertising.  The Tribune’s team of news-application developers have been creating ...