Category Archives: Fellowship Blog

05 May
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Practicing the fine art of small talk in America

By Olena Goncharova    What always surprises me when I come back home to Ukraine from my travels is the gloomy faces. It starts with border guards at the passport check in the airport. In the shuttle bus and in ...

05 May
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Bonding with Fellows and health care reporters

By Mercy Adhiambo |  On our last night together, Olena Goncharova, Amal Khan and I sat in the dining room of the rental house that had been our home since we started the fellowship. We had a few hours left ...

04 May
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Trevor Noah doesn’t crack it… for America  

By Thobile Hans While I was queueing for my ticket for the “Daily Show with Trevor Noah” at the corner of 11th Avenue and 52nd Street in New York City, I heard a woman’s voice yelling in IsiZulu, Haibo (hell, ...

26 Apr
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Experiencing political carnival, Trump style

By Olena Goncharova Where am I? That was my first thought when Republican front-runner Donald Trump started his speech at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum in Pittsburgh. I had to wait more than an hour in line ...

25 Apr
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Fellow Talks About being a Female Journalist in Pakistan

Global Journalist interviews Daniel Pearl fellow Amal Khan. She is a journalist from Lahore, Pakistan working for The Nation, an English language daily newspaper. Khan shares her story as a Pakistani  woman working in Journalism.    

22 Apr
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Mental health stigma, lack of treatment hits home

—By Mercy Adhiambo   On Wednesday, I attended a meeting at the Oklahoma Capitol to listen to discussions about funding mental health. It was my first assignment since I came to The Oklahoman as a journalism fellow from Kenya. I ...

10 Aug
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Adieu, wise mentor

By David Herbling “Quotes are like spices,” Julie Tatge told me as she gesticulated like a chef sprinkling a season on food. As she edited my story, Julie took time to advise me on how quotes should be carefully selected ...

06 Jul
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Another Balochistan journalist slain, raising intractable questions

By Saher Baloch One more journalist was killed in Balochistan Province at month’s end, this time in a small town in Jafferabad District, and once again we’re left to question what can be done about this tragic trend. Zafarullah Jattak, ...

26 Jun
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Pittsburgh says good riddance to steel era

By Oksana Grytsenko When looking at photographs of Pittsburgh from the 1940s, it’s hard to distinguish day from night. The smog coming from the steel plants totally covered downtown, darkening with dust its historic buildings, trees and residents. Locals still ...

26 Jun
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How I found peace in the grandest of places

By Saher Baloch After missing my chance three years ago, I finally got to visit an absolute and amazing wonder, the Grand Canyon. During my last trip to the United States, I didn’t have enough time to visit the national ...

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