Category Archives: News

14 Mar
0

A remembrance of Gary Weaver, the fellows’ culture guru

Fellowship program trainer Gary Weaver, who helped journalists from more than 80 different countries adapt to living and working in the United States, died peacefully on March 11 after a valiant fight with cancer, his colleagues at American University said. ...

06 Mar
0

Alfred Friendly announces Class of 2017

The seven reporters and editors joining the Alfred Friendly fellowship program beginning March 16 have covered wars, terrorist attacks, disasters, social conflicts and corruption scandals, and they’ve practiced enterprising journalism despite repression and censorship.

01 Mar
0

Journalist-turned-activist describes Fellowship as ‘pivotal’

    By María José Valero  Betty Abah wrote down details of every outing with her Alfred Friendly fellowship colleagues. She would scribble notes or draw sketches to record her experiences a decade ago in America, whether or not the ...

01 Mar
0

Crowdfunding helps Ukrainian reporter join fellowship

Yuliana Romanyshyn, a staff writer for the Kyiv Post, joined the Alfred Friendly Press Partners fellowship program in 2017 with the help of crowdfunding initiated by her editor in Ukraine, Brian Bonner. The campaign raised $7,560 to cover part of ...

14 Dec
0

Philanthropists fund fellowship for Indian journalist

The Frank Islam & Debbie Driesman Foundation has made a significant donation to Alfred Friendly Press Partners to fund a fellowship in 2017 for an enterprising young reporter from India who will spend six months training at the Missouri School ...

12 Dec
0

Former Fellow now a globe-trotting investigative reporter

Paul Radu, who grew up in a closed-off communist country, has gone on to travel to more countries than he can count and become one of the most famous investigative journalists in his home country, Romania. Radu runs the Organized Crime ...

14 Nov
0

Fellowship training empowers independent journalism in Cuba

Mario José Pentón developed multimedia reporting skills at the Missouri School of Journalism, applied them during his fellowship at el Nuevo Herald and taught them to his colleagues at 14ymedio, Cuba’s first independent news platform. Alejandro González describes Alfred Friendly’s ...

16 Sep
0

Panama Papers Manager Wins Alfred Friendly Alumni Award

Marina Walker Guevara said winning the Susan Talalay Award for Outstanding Journalism brought back memories of when she arrived 14 years ago from a small city in Argentina to join the Alfred Friendly fellowship program. She had never written an ...

14 Sep
0

Pittsburgh editor wins Alfred Friendly mentorship award

Greg Victor, the Op/Ed and Forum editor at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, was gracious, as usual, when he spoke about receiving the inaugural Ellen Soeteber Award for Mentorship from Alfred Friendly Press Partners. “I should be giving you an award,” Victor said during the ...

30 Aug
0

Alfred Friendly formalizes partnership with journalism school

Alfred Friendly Press Partners and the Missouri School of Journalism formalized a partnership that brings together the world’s oldest and most prestigious journalism school with a journalism fellowship program that’s trained more than 300 reporters, editors and broadcasters from 82 ...

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