Author Archives: Press Partners

22 May

Macedonian Fellows Reflect on Training, Press Freedom

Five Macedonian journalists and a journalism professor participated in the 2018 Alfred Friendly fellowship program. The journalists trained for three weeks at the Missouri School of Journalism before spending six weeks working in newsrooms across the country. Their fellowship was ...

10 May

Remarkable newsroom contributions during first month

Within weeks of arriving in their newsrooms, the 2018 Fellows got front-page and section-front bylines, took on challenging assignments and received high-profile interviews through their own initiative. Samarth Bansal is on the data unit of the Pulitzer-winning investigative reporting team ...

04 May

Meeting famous journalists and war heroes

By Krenar Sadiku | Time does not wait for us mortals, it keeps its pace and we need to keep up. That is how I have felt since I have been in Columbia. A lot is going on, and I ...

01 May

Working for 60 Minutes: A Dream Becomes Reality

By Farah Ajlouni | I was thrilled when I found out I was selected for the Daniel Pearl fellowship. It felt like a reward after all these years of hard work. I was ready to embark on the 6-month journey ...

30 Apr

J-School Experience was exceptional

By Aurora Karameti | My experience  at the Missouri School of Journalism was exceptional in three aspects: Academically, I learned many new things and I confirmed many of my opinions. The famous “Missouri Method” surprised me in several ways. It ...

26 Apr

Press Freedom Index: ‘The map is getting darker’

Reporters Without Borders has just released their 2018 World Press Freedom Index. The results aren’t good and show that we have a lot of work to do.   Global press freedom continues to decline in 2018. Hostility towards journalists is ...

25 Apr

Multitasking in TV reporting poses new challenge

By Danche Azmanova |  What do you do when the camera is heavier than you? How do you manage to hold the microphone in one hand, take notes with the other and shoot a video at the same time, while ...

24 Apr

Discovering new lessons in radio journalism and American culture

By Anna Yakutenko | It has been three weeks since I started my Fellowship at Kansas City University Radio – an affiliate of National Public Radio in Kansas City, Missouri. And I must admit, it’s a challenging time having to ...

18 Apr

Universities provide key role in journalism’s future

By Juan Luis García |  More than ever, it is important to recognize professional journalism and how universities play a crucial role to prepare future generations. As part of the Alfred Friendly fellowship, I have the opportunity to compare the ...

Krenar Sadiku
03 Apr

Giving your heart and mind to a city

By Krenar Sadiku |  If you think you can’t teach seasoned journalists new tricks, think again. Think of a place far away. Think of a country with a distant and different way of life, although it might seem so close ...