Category Archives: News

03 May

Second Macedonian group trains at MU during fellowship

For the second year in a row, a distinguished group of journalists from Macedonia joined the Alfred Friendly Fellowship program and trained for three weeks at the Missouri School of Journalism. Jovan Gjorgovski has worked for a year as a ...

19 Feb

Class of 2019 includes reporters from China, Russia, Afghanistan

Journalists chosen for the fellowship Class of 2019 come from countries with independent news reporting environments that range from the near impossible, in China, to the incredibly dangerous, Afghanistan, to an environment with elements of both state control and menace, ...

Humayoon Babur
08 Feb

Afghan journalist chosen for Daniel Pearl Fellowship

The Daniel Pearl Foundation selected a distinguished reporter from Afghanistan, Humayoon Babur, as its 2019 Fellow for the Alfred Friendly Press Partners program. Babur, who works for Pasbanan Media Group in Kabul, has written about a wide variety of topics ...

21 Dec

TRACE Foundation sponsors Russian investigative reporter for fellowship

  TRACE, through its Foundation, which supports projects that encourage greater commercial transparency, sponsored Russian investigative reporter Lily Dobrovolskaya to participate in a six-month journalism fellowship program administered by Alfred Friendly Press Partners. As the inaugural TRACE Journalism Fellow, Dobrovolskaya ...

20 Dec

Peggy Nalle remembered for nurturing fellows in program’s early years

Peggy (Margaret) Nalle, who helped the first generation of Friendly Fellows keep in touch with each other and the Fellowship, died on December 13 at Sibley Hospital in Washington. Peggy, who was 93 and had been in failing health for many months, ...

07 Dec

Alfred Friendly brings author of Carter biography to journalism school

During a lecture at the Reynolds Journalism Institute, former White House advisor Stuart Eizenstat talked about his new book, “President Carter: The White House Years,” and compared Carter’s opinion of the news media with President Donald Trump’s relationship with the ...

Global Reach
14 Nov

Fellowship applications come in unprecedented numbers

From Russia to China, down to Indonesia, up to Afghanistan, over to Ghana, down to South Africa and across to Brazil, nearly 80 journalists from three dozen countries applied for six-month fellowships administered by Alfred Friendly Press Partners. Some came ...

22 Oct

New alum pays it forward with digital reporting workshop

 By Juan Luis García |  After the Alfred Friendly Press Partners Fellowship, I traveled to Guatemala to spend some weeks with my family.  What started as a visit to relatives also became an opportunity to share some of the lessons ...

21 Sep

Kennedy family’s support for press freedom spans generations

Kathleen Kennedy Townsend said President Trump’s attacks on the media are in stark contrast to the “deep respect” President John F. Kennedy, her uncle, and Robert F. Kennedy, her father, held for the journalism profession and its role in safeguarding ...

21 Sep

Program supporters earn AF President’s Award

For their support of the organization’s mission and its Fellows for more than a decade, Pat and Janna Stueve received the inaugural President’s Award from Alfred Friendly Press Partners.  President Randy Smith called their leadership “extraordinary” and said the Stueves ...

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