Tags: "journalism"

26 Aug
0

Alfred Friendly postpones 2021 fellowship program

The rapid, worldwide spread of the Covid19 Delta variant compelled the Alfred Friendly Foundation Board of Directors to move the fellowship program from September 2021 to early 2022. The annual program’s usual start date in March had been pushed to ...

27 Jul
0

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
0

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 ...

11 Mar
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Through his own reporting, Daniel Pearl Fellow recounts frightening pandemic experience in Bangladesh

By Emran Hossain The first case of Covid-19 surfaced in Bangladesh last year on March 8, not far from where I work in the capital Dhaka. The onset of the virus in one of the most densely populated places on ...

06 Aug
0

Food security fellowship proves bountiful

Alfred Friendly’s new initiative to foster excellence in specialty reporting, the Food Security Fellowship, is proving its impact through the success of inaugural Fellow Ankur Paliwal of India and this year’s Fellow, Justice Baidoo of Ghana. In August, Paliwal had ...

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 ...

18 Feb
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Yan Zhang reports with insider’s perspective at USA Today

Yan Zhang worked as a reporter and editor in China for eight years before she joined the Alfred Friendly six-month fellowship program in March. During her five-month placement at USA Today, Yan draws on her experience in China to help ...

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18 Feb
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Food Security Fellow Justice Baidoo joins new TV team at LA Times

    Justice Baidoo is an award-winning news videographer who works on documentaries for Joy News, one of Ghana’s most influential broadcasters. After training with the other Fellows at the Missouri School of Journalism, Baidoo began working on the staff of ...

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 ...

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