Alfred Friendly Press Partners Fellowship for Journalists from Developing Countries

The Alfred Friendly Press Partners Fellowship invites print, broadcast, and online journalists from developing countries for an annual program that brings global journalists to American newsrooms.

Application deadline: August 31, 2021

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Alfred Friendly Press Partners Fellowship Details

Early-career journalists from developing countries with a proficiency in the English language are welcomed to apply for the fellowship, to be held at the Missouri School of Journalism and several newsrooms across the USA.

The six-month program aims to equip fellows with a better experience in reporting, writing, and editing that will enhance future professional performance. Additionally, fellows will receive travel, health insurance, and basic living expenses coverage.

In addition, the program also intends to transfer knowledge gained during the program to colleagues back at the fellows’ home countries. Lastly, it aims to foster ties between journalists in the United States as well as those around the world.

The ​all-inclusive ​fellowship starts in mid-March and ends in early September.

Eligibility Criteria for Interested Journalists from Developing Countries

In order to qualify for the Alfred Friendly Press Partners Fellowship, journalist candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • The applicants must be early-career professional journalists from developing countries with proficiency in English.
  • The journalists’ age should be between 25 and 35 years old.
  • Interested applicants should also already come with at least three years of experience as a journalist at a print, online or broadcast media outlet.
  • Participants who work as staff reporters in their host newsrooms are required to develop training plans that they implement when they return to their home newsrooms. ​

How to Apply for Fellowship for Journalists

Interested journalists from developing countries must first read through the general guidelines established for the Alfred Friendly Press Partners Fellowship. Once the aspiring applicants have read through and ascertained that they meet the qualifications, they may proceed filling up and submitting an online application to be emailed to: [email protected] .

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