Fellowship Applications

Alfred Friendly Press Partners Fellowship Opportunities

Macedonia Media Training Fellowship

Alfred Friendly will select journalists from Macedonia to train for three weeks at the Missouri School of Journalism. The deadline for applications is Nov. 5, 2018. Applicants must have three years of experience in the journalism profession, be 24 to 35 years old, and be fluent in English. The training for journalists from Macedonia runs parallel with the annual Alfred Friendly Press Partners training seminar beginning March 16 and ending April 6, 2019.

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General Fellowship 

Early-career professional journalists from developing countries with proficiency in English can apply for a six-month fellowship. Alfred Friendly provides fellows with basic and advanced hands-on instruction at the Missouri School of Journalism and places them in leading U.S. newsrooms. The successful candidate will be 25-35 years old and have at least three years of experience as a journalist at a print, online or broadcast media outlet. Participants work as staff reporters in their host newsrooms are required to develop training plans that they implement when they return to their home newsrooms. ​The ​all-inclusive ​fellowship starts in mid-March and ends in early September.

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Daniel Pearl Fellowship

Sharing the same goals, the Daniel Pearl Foundation partnered with Press Partners in 2003 to offer special fellowships to honor the life and work of journalist Daniel Pearl, The Wall Street Journal South Asia bureau chief who was kidnapped and murdered in Pakistan in 2002. Daniel Pearl Fellows – 12  from Pakistan, four from Egypt, two from Malaysia and one from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Tunisia, Turkey and Yemen – have worked at the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, ProPublica, San Francisco Chronicle, Houston Chronicle, Huffington Post (DC bureau), and The Wall Street Journal (Atlanta, New York and DC bureaus), along with smaller news outlets such as The Berkshire Eagle

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If you are a news organization executive in an emerging democracy and would like to sponsor a journalist from your newsroom, please contact Program Director David Reed (david@presspartners.org) for more details.