Category Archives: Fellowship Blog

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 ...

29 Apr

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

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 ...

17 Apr

Although suspended, this fellowship was a great episode in our lives

By Illia Ponomarenko | After so many trips to war zones across the world, I thought there could be no adventure crazy enough to surprise me.  I was wrong: my journey to coronavirus-afflicted America as part of the Alfred Friendly ...

16 Apr

From classroom to quarantine, a fellowship upended

By Khatia Shamanauri | One month into my journalism fellowship program, I’m writing this post while quarantined in a hotel room back home in Georgia instead of working in the newsroom of the Star-Tribune in Minnesota.  The coronavirus outbreak changed ...

30 Aug

Fellowship changed me as a journalist, and a person

  By Dumitru Stoianov | Being abroad is never emotionally easy. We’ve all experienced that distress when leaving our countries for a vacation or a short business trip. You have to adapt quickly to local habits, accept (and try to ...

30 Aug

Plant research institute helps fill gap between science and my beliefs

By Justice Baidoo | I was raised by my grandparents, who farmed cassava,  a starchy tuber crop that dominates West African food.  As subsistence farmers, we needed cassava for our meals at home nearly every day of the week. Occasionally, ...

Yan Zhang
13 May

Columbia’s connections with China made me feel less of a stranger

By Yan Zhang The journalism school in this Midwestern city is the first in the world to offer degrees in journalism, and Chinese students have enrolled since the beginning, 110 years ago. A professor in my college years, Lo Ven-hwei, ...

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