Category Archives: News

20 Sep

New graduate’s anti-corruption reporting earns Times byline

When Kamala Harris came to Guatemala City in June of last year, Jody García covered the story — particularly the vice president’s comments on corruption and migration — for a small monthly magazine called La Cuerda. With Guatemala’s President Alejandro ...

12 Sep

Alum launches fact-checking news platform in Nepal

Deepak Adhikari is a Kathmandu-based freelance journalist and a 2008 Alfred Friendly Fellow. He covers socio-political issues in Nepal including human rights, environment, hydropower, tourism, trafficking and geopolitics. His work has appeared in Time magazine, The Caravan magazine, Al Jazeera ...

01 Sep

Reporters share fellowship lessons with colleagues in Nepal

On their final day of training, the 2022 Fellows gathered at the Missouri School of Journalism’s conference room in the National Press Building in Washington and discussed their plans for sharing lessons learned with colleagues back home. At the end ...

04 Aug

Fellows celebrate graduation in Washington

Members of the Class of 2022 completed their fellowship in Washington, D.C., with a final training session and a ceremonial dinner, where they received certificates for completing the program. At the Missouri School of Journalism offices in the National Press ...

06 Jun

India fellows deliver 1-2 punch at LA Times

After training at the Missouri School of Journalism, the Alfred Friendly fellowship Class of 2022 produced a range of incisive stories during their first month in host newsrooms. Somesh Jha and Parth Nikhil are reporters from India and fellows from ...

11 May

Alfred Friendly brings combined fellowship class into 2022 program

Twelve investigative reporters from Central America, South America, South Asia, Eurasia and North Africa started work at U.S. media outlets in May after completing 10 days of intensive basic and advanced training at the Missouri School of Journalism. Their experience ...

07 Jan

Owner guts Kyiv Post, independent spirit survives

By Illia Ponomarenko  (Six reporters from Kyiv Post have trained in the Alfred Friendly  fellowship program since 2014. Ponomarenko, whose fellowship was cut short in 2020 because of the pandemic, was the defense and security reporter at the Kyiv Post ...

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15 Dec

A message from our president: ‘We’re ready to start a New Year with a renewed sense of hope’

Dear friends, This was a challenging year on many levels but one aspect remained true — we all depended  on journalism that is ethical, innovative and influential. Your backing helped Alfred Friendly Press Partners play a critical role in lifting ...

08 Dec

Missouri law firm gives Alfred Friendly, law school $1 million

The Stueve Siegel Hanson law firm based in Kansas City donated $500,000 to support Alfred Friendly Press Partners at the Missouri School of Journalism. The Stueve Siegel Hanson Fund for Press Freedom will support a journalist working to improve the ...

26 Oct

Alfred Friendly, OCCRP train investigative reporters from South Asia

Alfred Friendly Press Partners joined with the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project to undertake a two-year training regimen that will strengthen investigative reporting in South Asia. The goal is to ensure journalists in the region have the capacity to ...

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