Category Archives: Fellowship Blog

13 Mar

‘Russian?’ Here’s how Georgians react

By Khatia Shamanauri, Alfred Friendly Class of 2020 Exactly a year ago, in a local Welsh pub in Cardiff, a friend of my housemate asked me a seemingly harmless question: “Which Georgia are you from – American Georgia, or Russian ...

24 Jan

How coding can make your journalism faster, bigger, and smarter

By Anastasia Valeeva | During my Alfred Friendly fellowship, I spent ten months as part of the data team at The Marshall Project, a news organization covering the U.S. criminal justice system. Coming from an environment where we mainly relied on ...

26 Dec

What can you accomplish in a year?

Taking the Fellowship program is a big commitment and come graduation day, the Fellows have more than earned their certification. However, this is often not the only big accomplishment for our past fellows, so as 2022 nears its end, we ...

23 Nov

AFPP Presents: Challenges and Rewards of Starting An Online News Platform

Journalists around the world must now be entrepreneurs as well as reporters. Their survival kit must now include knowledge of accounting, funding, management and other business skills. Our Fellows have launched an array of small, independent digital news outlets that ...

22 Jul

Fellowship helps me practice new ways of doing journalism

“Hi, I’m Jody García, a journalist from Guatemala, currently working for Plaza Pública and as a stringer for The New York Times. I’m part of the Alfred Friendly Fellowship Program, sponsored by the University of Missouri School of Journalism. As ...

01 Jul

Indian Fellow finds LA more about homeless than Hollywood

By Parth Nikhil In my coverage of homelessness for the Los Angeles Times, I was assigned a story that would take me to an abandoned plot of land south of the city. The reporter I was to collaborate with was ...

23 May

Making memories while learning journalism in America

By Gagandeep Singh I have been thrilled to attend the Missouri School of Journalism as an Alfred Friendly Press Partners Fellow. It was a dream-come-true moment when I landed at JFK Airport on April 24, and by the end of ...

21 Apr

Our shareable dashboard tracks stimulus spending 

By Anastasia Valeeva, TRACE Investigative Reporting Fellow 2022 Since the first day I joined The Marshall Project in January as part of my fellowship, I’ve been tracking and organizing ARPA expenditures with my colleagues. In early April, at the Poynter ...

02 Dec

Chinese alum profiled by foreign correspondents association

During an interview by the Association and Club of Foreign Press Correspondents in the United States, Yan Zhang talked about the fear and uncertainties involved in working as a visa-dependent journalist in Washington. Zhang was an Alfred Friendly Fellow in ...

09 Nov

Conference focuses on investigative journalism trends, tips, resources

By Anastasia Valeeva, TRACE Investigative Reporting Fellow 2022 The annual Global Investigative Journalism Conference took place the first week of November, but for the first time the world’s largest gathering of investigative journalists was online rather than in-person.  The Global ...

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