Category Archives: News

21 Dec
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TRACE Foundation sponsors Russian investigative reporter for fellowship

  TRACE, through its Foundation, which supports projects that encourage greater commercial transparency, announced that it will sponsor Russian investigative reporter Lily Dobrovolskaya to participate in a six-month journalism fellowship program administered by Alfred Friendly Press Partners. As the inaugural ...

20 Dec
0

Peggy Nalle remembered for nurturing fellows in program’s early years

Peggy (Margaret) Nalle, who helped the first generation of Friendly Fellows keep in touch with each other and the Fellowship, died on December 13 at Sibley Hospital in Washington. Peggy, who was 93 and had been in failing health for many months, ...

07 Dec
0

Alfred Friendly brings author of Carter biography to journalism school

During a lecture at the Reynolds Journalism Institute, former White House advisor Stuart Eizenstat talked about his new book, “President Carter: The White House Years,” and compared Carter’s opinion of the news media with President Donald Trump’s relationship with the ...

Global Reach
14 Nov
0

Fellowship applications come in unprecedented numbers

From Russia to China, down to Indonesia, up to Afghanistan, over to Ghana, down to South Africa and across to Brazil, nearly 80 journalists from three dozen countries applied for six-month fellowships administered by Alfred Friendly Press Partners. Some came ...

22 Oct
0

New alum pays it forward with digital reporting workshop

 By Juan Luis García |  After the Alfred Friendly Press Partners Fellowship, I traveled to Guatemala to spend some weeks with my family.  What started as a visit to relatives also became an opportunity to share some of the lessons ...

21 Sep
0

Kennedy family’s support for press freedom spans generations

Kathleen Kennedy Townsend said President Trump’s attacks on the media are in stark contrast to the “deep respect” President John F. Kennedy, her uncle, and Robert F. Kennedy, her father, held for the journalism profession and its role in safeguarding ...

21 Sep
0

Program supporters earn AF President’s Award

For their support of the organization’s mission and its Fellows for more than a decade, Pat and Janna Stueve received the inaugural President’s Award from Alfred Friendly Press Partners.  President Randy Smith called their leadership “extraordinary” and said the Stueves ...

20 Sep
0

Alfred Friendly’s family wins mentor award

The journalism fellowship program envisioned by Alfred Friendly back in the early 1980s was always a family affair, with his wife, sons and daughters playing key roles in designing the program, developing newsroom partnerships, and selecting and mentoring young reporters ...

20 Sep
0

Alumni award winner describes transformative fellowship experience

Bambang Harymurti said he never had a chance to meet Alfred Friendly, who died three years before the Indonesian journalist joined the family’s fellowship program in 1986, “but he changed my life forever, and for the better.” When he left ...

06 Jul
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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 ...

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