Tags: "Missouri School of Journalism"

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. ...

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 ...

07 Sep
0

This is not goodbye. It is baadaye — see you soon.

By Mercy Adhiambo In a few days, I will leave the USA and head back to my country, Kenya. My journalism fellowship at The Oklahoman has come to an end after five months of being in a place that has ...

25 Jun
0

Fond memories of former Board member Ellen Soeteber

When Isaac Imaka was working at the Miami Herald as an Alfred Friendly Fellow in 2015, and when he returned to Uganda to work for the Daily Monitor, he often turned to Ellen Soeteber for advice, even after she left ...

21 May
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Exercising, suffering for the sake of front page story

By Oksana Gyrtsenko When the initial excitement about having my stories published in the Post-Gazette was gone, I decided to distance myself from writing and focus on photo and video production. I went to the multimedia department and asked the ...

24 Apr
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Let’s get lost. (It’s what all good tourists do, after all)

By Arooj Zahra It was a bright sunny April day in Columbia, quiet as usual on a Saturday in a university town that hosts over 35,000 students. The Alfred Friendly Press Partners of 2015 had to leave for their host ...

23 Apr
0

Against all odds, the American Dream begins

By David Herbling Having said bye to family and friends with a  final round of hugs, I pushed my rather bulky airport luggage trolley into the departures unit at Nairobi’s largest airport. Passport — check. Ticket — check. Departure time — ...

20 Apr
0

It’s hard to survive in America without a car

By Oksana Grytsenko  I was astonished when a woman stopped her big white car at a crossroad in Columbia and asked me for a dollar. In Ukraine, those who drive would never beg because owning a car in my country ...

20 Apr
0

Training experience starts with fire alarm, ends with ditched airliner

By Tarun Shukla Columbia was my first introduction to an American small town while participating in the Alfred Friendly Press Partners fellowship program. The Midwestern city that is home to the University of Missouri was to be our host for ...

14 Oct
0

A message from David Reed

Members of the Friendly Family, I’m really excited to share this news with you: The Alfred Friendly Press Partners board has asked me to run the organization after Executive Director Kathleen Graham departs to become the Executive Director of the ...