• Seven accomplished journalists from six countries are participating in the 2015 fellowship program, which runs from March through August and starts with an expanded training program at the Missouri School of Journalism.
  • After another two weeks of training at MU in July and a final seminar in Washington, D.C., the Fellows return to their home countries, where they share their new knowledge and skills with their newsroom colleagues.
  • The fellows work for five months at U.S. news organizations. Guided by mentors, they participate in daily newsroom activities, get stories published and gain a deep understanding of journalism in America.
  • Board president and journalism professor Randall Smith leads the Orientation Seminar journalism course. The agenda also includes lectures on ethics and communications law, using social media for reporting, using mobile tools for reporting, data reporting and multimedia reporting.
  • Fellows reunite in July for the mid-term seminar and get hands-on training in data journalism, investigative reporting and advanced multimedia reporting at the Missouri School of Journalism.

Alfred Friendly

Alfred FriendlyIn the conviction that a strong free press is essential to the healthy functioning of a democracy, the late Alfred Friendly, a Pulitzer Prize winning reporter and former managing editor of The Washington Post, conceived a fellowship program in 1983.  The goal was to both impart American journalistic traditions and respond to worldwide interest in the dissemination of fair and accurate news.
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