Author Archives: Press Partners

06 Jul

Alfred Friendly ‘ambassador’ provides estate gift

Jackie Combs Nelson and Rock Nelson, whose courtship involved double dates with Alfred Friendly fellows she mentored at the Chicago Tribune, have agreed to provide an estate gift to the Alfred Friendly Foundation. Their recent estate bequest of more than ...

05 Jul

Esteemed Indonesian journalist wins alumni award

The Alfred Friendly Foundation has awarded the Susan Talalay Award for Outstanding Journalism to Bambang Harymurti, a 1986 Alfred Friendly Fellow who is the commissioner of the company that publishes Tempo Weekly Newsmagazine and a host of other publications in ...

26 Jun

Friendly, Kennedy families highlight benefit gala

Hours after Robert F. Kennedy won his first Democratic presidential primary in 1968, he wrote a telegram to Alfred Friendly, congratulating him on winning the Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the Middle East War. “It is perhaps the highest ...

Ankur Paliwal
12 Jun

Science reporter begins specialized fellowship on food security

By Rob Jones | Ankur Paliwal, a distinguished science reporter and chronicler of land conflicts in India, believes his fellowship focusing on food security will equip him with tools to build bridges between the scientific community and the public. “This ...

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 ...

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