Category Archives: Fellowship Blog

Yan Zhang
13 May

Columbia’s connections with China made me feel less of a stranger

By Yan Zhang The journalism school in this Midwestern city is the first in the world to offer degrees in journalism, and Chinese students have enrolled since the beginning, 110 years ago. A professor in my college years, Lo Ven-hwei, ...

07 May

Training at MU, working at LA Times, a lifetime’s worth of lessons

By Justice Baidoo | Before I arrived here from Ghana to begin work as an Alfred Friendly Journalism Fellow, Los Angeles was just that distant city of big lights, fashion, stars and, of course — Hollywood. I was never going to ...

07 May

‘Who wouldn’t want to work for a newsroom with these values?’

By Danish Raza | Before this fellowship opportunity, life back home in India had become very comfortable — the kind of comfort that hinders growth. I could take up reporting assignments for the Hindustan Times across the length and breadth ...

22 Jan

Preliminary Schedule of Macedonia Workshops 2019

Content subject to change as participants provide feedback on what they want and need to learn April 12-13| Skopje Skills and Tools, Strategies for Effective Storytelling Identify powerful story ideas and suitable story forms, find and develop sources, effective search, ...

27 Sep

2019 Macedonia Media Mentorship Program

Data-Driven, In-Depth, Multi-Platform Storytelling |  An Alfred Friendly/US Embassy Workshop Series Coordinated by the Association of Journalists of Macedonia EXTENDED DEADLINE for applications: March 4, 2019 Application Macedonia Storytelling Workshops 2019 AFPP Participants in this series of five workshops will ...

11 Jul

Border assignment brings child separation issue home

By Juan Luis García When the national outcry began over the separation of children from adults who crossed into the United States from Mexico illegally, the Texas Tribune sent me to the border.   This was my first experience covering ...

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 ...