It was Alfred Friendly’s belief that working side by side with reporters and editors is the best way to absorb the practical realities of journalism in this country and the instrumental role it plays in our society.
Alfred Friendly set the following three primary objectives for the fellowship program:
Enable Fellows to gain a practical understanding of the function and significance of the free press in American society.
Provide Fellows with experience in reporting, writing, and editing that will enhance future professional performance.
Foster continuing ties between free press institutions and journalists in the United States and their counterparts in other countries.