Author Archives: Press Partners

21 Jun
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Veteran editors join Advisory Board

Teri Hayt, executive editor for American Society of News Editors, and Greg Victor, an editor at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, have joined the Alfred Friendly Press Partners Advisory Board. During 35 years in the publishing industry, Hayt has held staff management ...

09 Jun
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Things that make my day in Pittsburgh

By Olena Goncharova |  There’s a flip calendar on my bedside table where I mark special dates and other little things to remember. As summer finally brings a warm breeze to Pittsburgh, I realize that I’ve spent almost three months ...

08 Jun
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America’s new rugby league may gain from South Africa’s despondent talent

By Thobile Hans   |  Before I left South Africa for the fellowship in March, I traveled to KwaZulu-Natal, a province that had been gripped by drought for more than a year. Things weren’t getting better. I had to be there. ...

17 May
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Forget American football, I’ve discovered baseball

By Gokce Aytulu Here’s the conflict: America’s most popular sport is called “football” despite the fact that it’s not played by foot. I know it’s played on foot. But this is not enough to call the sport “football.” Unlike “soccer,” ...

13 May
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Q&A: Pulitzer-winning team member, Pearl Fellow Aoun Sahi

Aoun Sahi, a Daniel Pearl Fellow in 2010, became a regular contributor to the Los Angeles Times after he returned to Pakistan, writing stories about terrorism, politics and other big news in his native country. Then one day in early December, ...

11 May
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From Malawi to Manila: Jackie’s Friendly World Tour

By Jacqueline Combs Nelson Back in 1988, the Alfred Friendly Press Fellowship sent me a gift—the gift of international friendship. An enriching and enlightening gift that has kept on giving over the last 28 years and will continue through my life; of this I am confident. The gift began with Margie ...

09 May
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Former Fellow leads Panama Papers Investigation

Marina Walker Guevera, an Alfred Friendly Fellow in 2002 and a Missouri School of Journalism alumna, co-managed the Panama Papers, on of the largest collaborative investigative projects in journalism history.

05 May
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Practicing the fine art of small talk in America

By Olena Goncharova    What always surprises me when I come back home to Ukraine from my travels is the gloomy faces. It starts with border guards at the passport check in the airport. In the shuttle bus and in ...

05 May
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Bonding with Fellows and health care reporters

By Mercy Adhiambo |  On our last night together, Olena Goncharova, Amal Khan and I sat in the dining room of the rental house that had been our home since we started the fellowship. We had a few hours left ...

04 May
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Trevor Noah doesn’t crack it… for America  

By Thobile Hans While I was queueing for my ticket for the “Daily Show with Trevor Noah” at the corner of 11th Avenue and 52nd Street in New York City, I heard a woman’s voice yelling in IsiZulu, Haibo (hell, ...