Tags: "Alfred Friendly Fellowship"

20 Sep
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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 ...

04 Aug
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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 ...

25 Jul
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Fellows evaluate investigative reporting conference

Ten members of the 2022 class of Alfred Friendly Press Partners fellows learned the latest tools and techniques for innovative journalism at the Investigative Reporters and Editors annual training conference in Denver. The IRE conference in June brought together more than ...

22 Jul
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Fellowship helps me practice new ways of doing journalism

“Hi, I’m Jody García, a journalist from Guatemala, currently working for Plaza Pública and as a stringer for The New York Times. I’m part of the Alfred Friendly Fellowship Program, sponsored by the University of Missouri School of Journalism. As ...

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 ...

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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 ...

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