Join us at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 8 for a reception, dinner and discussions
Highlights of our annual event marking the end of the fellowship year include comments by Russian journalist and Alfred Friendly alumna Yevgenia M. Albats, a conversation with Washington Post senior national security correspondent Karen DeYoung and remarks by members of the Class of 2017.
The Fellows — from Malaysia, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Kenya, Ukraine and Cuba — have spent six months gaining hands-on experience and leadership skills they’ll need to become more effective journalists and to make a profound impact in their home newsrooms.
The event celebrating this year’s Fellows will take place on Friday, Sept. 8 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.. The program,, sponsored by Frank Islam and Debbie Driesman, begins with a reception at 6 p.m. (Click here to see your invitation to the event)
DeYoung,an associate editor at the Post, has won numerous awards for national and international reporting and is the author of “Soldier,” a biography of Colin Powell. She shared a Pulitzer Prize with several Washington Post colleagues for national coverage of the war on terrorism. She will be interviewed by Tim Carrington, a former international journalist with The Wall Street Journal and a Friendly foundation board member.
Albats will receive the Susan Talalay Award for Outstanding Journalism for her work and bravery in exposing corruption in Russia. Jacqueline Combs Nelson will receive the Ellen Soeteber Award for mentorship.