Tags: "Alfred Friendly Fellowship"

06 Jun
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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 ...

01 Oct
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Alum’s new book puts a face to India’s farm crisis

Raised in a cotton-growing region of central India, Jaideep Hardikar has focused much of his 25-year reporting career on farmers and their increasingly perilous livelihood. In September, HarperCollins published Hardikar’s second book about India’s agricultural system: “Ramrao, The Story of ...

Ankur Paliwal
12 Aug
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Alum exposes caste barriers within India’s top science institutes

Ankur Paliwal, a science reporter and a Fellow in Alfred Friendly’s Class of 2018, revealed significant discrimination when he examined the effectiveness of India’s reservation policy. The policy, a kind of affirmative action, mandates that 15 percent of students and ...

27 Jul
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Ruth Pearl’s mission lives on through journalists emulating her son

Ruth Pearl, the mother of a Wall Street Journal reporter kidnapped and executed by al-Qaida terrorists in Pakistan, has died. Her long-ailing lungs finally gave out, 85 years after her birth in Baghdad.  Her legacy, an extension of Daniel Pearl’s ...

27 Apr
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Cuban alum reports on crises in his native country

Editor’s note: Mario José Pentón emigrated from Cuba to the United States via Guatemala and Mexico in late 2015, a dangerous 1,600-mile odyssey using a “coyote” to get across the border. During his Alfred Friendly fellowship in 2016, Pentón developed ...

07 May
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Training at MU, working at LA Times, a lifetime’s worth of lessons

By Justice Baidoo | Before I arrived here from Ghana to begin work as an Alfred Friendly Journalism Fellow, Los Angeles was just that distant city of big lights, fashion, stars and, of course — Hollywood. I was never going to ...

07 May
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‘Who wouldn’t want to work for a newsroom with these values?’

By Danish Raza | Before this fellowship opportunity, life back home in India had become very comfortable — the kind of comfort that hinders growth. I could take up reporting assignments for the Hindustan Times across the length and breadth ...

21 Dec
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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 Sep
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Alumni award winner describes transformative fellowship experience

Bambang Harymurti said he never had a chance to meet Alfred Friendly, who died three years before the Indonesian journalist joined the family’s fellowship program in 1986, “but he changed my life forever, and for the better.” When he left ...

26 Jun
0

Friendly, Kennedy families highlight benefit gala

Hours after Robert F. Kennedy won his first Democratic presidential primary in 1968, he wrote a telegram to Alfred Friendly, congratulating him on winning the Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the Middle East War. “It is perhaps the highest ...

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