Category Archives: News

21 Sep
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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
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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
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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
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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 ...

05 Jul
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 ...

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