Entries for the Alfred Friendly Press Partners Fellowship Programs are now being accepted. The fellowships are exclusively open to professional journalists from developing countries. Fellows will be undertaking a – six month program in the United States. Applications are accepted no later than 31 August 2018.
Alfred Friendly Press Partners bonds with journalists and news organizations from information hungry societies and prepares them to practice professional, ethical, and innovative journalism. We accomplish our mission through hands-on training in U.S. and international newsrooms and within the Missouri School of Journalism.
The fellowship covers all costs of program-related international and domestic U.S. travel, health insurance and provides a monthly stipend to cover basic living expenses. It is highly recommended that fellows bring additional money with them. While family members may visit for up to one month, they cannot accompany the fellow for the duration of the fellowship.
Level and Area of Studies
Non – degree program in journalism field.
Place of Study
In the United States of America.
Eligibility and Criteria
- 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.
- English Language Requirements: An excellent command of both written and spoken English as all activities are conducted in English. Top candidates may be required to demonstrate their English language proficiency prior to receiving a fellowship. Evaluations would be administered in the candidate’s country of residence.
Only the citizens of the developing countries may apply this scholarship.
Please go to the link below to see further instruction of application procedure.
31 August 2018.