Category Archives: Fellowship Blog

26 Dec
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 ...

29 Apr
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The AF journey makes you unlearn and relearn

By Abhishek Waghmare Journalism is as multi-dimensional as a profession can be. A “news” item can add new and critical information to a developing subject that a reader wants to know about, or a news analysis can add a new ...

20 Apr
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A fellowship amid the world’s worst Covid-19 outbreak

By Daniela Castro | It was a cold night in mid-March when I arrived at the Columbia Regional Airport in Missouri — a Midwestern state that’s unknown territory for me. I arrived with two bags fully packed, and was prepared ...

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