Application Deadline: August 31, 2017.
Note: the applications will be updated for 2018 fellowships, but the applications below will suffice for early applicants.
Early-career professional journalists from developing countries with proficiency in English can apply for a six-month fellowship. Alfred Friendly provides fellows with basic and advanced hands-on instruction at the Missouri School of Journalism and places them in leading U.S. newsrooms.
- The successful candidate will be 25-35 years old and have at least three years of experience as a journalist at a print, online or broadcast media outlet.
- Participants work as staff reporters in their host newsrooms are required to develop training plans that they implement when they return to their home newsrooms.
- The all-inclusive fellowship starts in mid-March and ends in early September.
Daniel Pearl Fellowship
Sharing the same goals, the Daniel Pearl Foundation partnered with Press Partners in 2003 to offer special fellowships to honor the life and work of journalist Daniel Pearl, The Wall Street Journal South Asia bureau chief who was kidnapped and murdered in Pakistan in 2002. Daniel Pearl Fellows – 12 from Pakistan, four from Egypt, two from Malaysia and one from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Tunisia, Turkey and Yemen – have worked at the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, ProPublica, San Francisco Chronicle, Houston Chronicle, Huffington Post (DC bureau), and The Wall Street Journal (Atlanta, New York and DC bureaus), along with smaller news outlets such as The Berkshire Eagle/North Adams Transcript.
If you are a news organization executive in an emerging democracy and would like to sponsor a journalist from your newsroom, please contact Program Director David Reed (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more details.
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