Author Archives: Press Partners

10 Aug
0

Adieu, wise mentor

By David Herbling “Quotes are like spices,” Julie Tatge told me as she gesticulated like a chef sprinkling a season on food. As she edited my story, Julie took time to advise me on how quotes should be carefully selected ...

15 Jul
0

Then and Now: Alejandra Matus

Country of Origin: Chile Fellowship Year: 1997 Fellowship Host News Organization: South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Fort Lauderdale, Florida Current Position: Associate Professor of Communications and Literature, Universidad Diego Portales, Chile Biography: Alejandra Matus is an internationally recognized investigative journalist whose work has contributed to the furtherance ...

06 Jul
0

Another Balochistan journalist slain, raising intractable questions

By Saher Baloch One more journalist was killed in Balochistan Province at month’s end, this time in a small town in Jafferabad District, and once again we’re left to question what can be done about this tragic trend. Zafarullah Jattak, ...

26 Jun
0

Pittsburgh says good riddance to steel era

By Oksana Grytsenko When looking at photographs of Pittsburgh from the 1940s, it’s hard to distinguish day from night. The smog coming from the steel plants totally covered downtown, darkening with dust its historic buildings, trees and residents. Locals still ...

26 Jun
0

How I found peace in the grandest of places

By Saher Baloch After missing my chance three years ago, I finally got to visit an absolute and amazing wonder, the Grand Canyon. During my last trip to the United States, I didn’t have enough time to visit the national ...

22 Jun
0

Saw Yan Naing awarded for work in Myanmar

Saw Yan Naing, a journalist from Myanmar participating in a six-month fellowship program in the United States, won an award for his contribution to journalism in his native country. PowerMentor, a non-profit corporation based in San Diego that helps young ...

16 Jun
0

Journalism ethics in the age of social media

By Tarun Shukla As a journalist these days you’re constantly dealing with the conundrum of ethics while reporting. The proliferation of social media has added a new dimension to journalism. So, here are some tips to remain sane in the ...

16 Jun
0

Then and Now: Walid Al-Saqaf

Daniel Pearl Fellow Country of Origin: Yemen Fellowship year: 2005 Fellowship Host News Organization: The Wall Street Journal Current Position: Program Director, Master of Global Journalism (MAGJ) Örebro University, Sweden Biography: Walid Al-Saqaf is a Yemeni journalist, software developer and ...

Vladimir Kovalev
15 Jun
0

Then and Now: Vladimir Kovalev

County of Origin:  Russia Fellowship Year: 2002 Host News Organization:  Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colorado Mentors: John Ensslin, Ann Imse Home news organization at the time of the fellowship: St. Petersburg Times, St. Petersburg, Russia Current position: Energy NewsToday, Brick, ...

14 Jun
0

Are you with us or against us? Let’s reframe the question

Many Americans celebrated the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on June 26 that same-sex couples have the constitutional right to marry, calling it a victory of love. Muslims living in the United States seem to be a bit skeptical about this ...