7 Alfred Friendly Fellows to Train at the Missouri School of Journalism

The class of 2017, clockwise from top left: Ashley Lime, The Standard, Kenya, going to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch; Veengas Yasmeen, Daily Ibrat, Pakistan, training fellow; Binita Dahal, BBC Nepali Service, Kansas City Public Television; Salman Yousafzai, The Frontier Post, Pakistan, Minneapolis Star-Tribune; Yuliana Romanyshyn, Kyiv Post, Ukraine, Columbia Missourian and Chicago Tribune; Smitha Rajan, … Continued

Journalism Students Document Mass Sea-Turtle Nesting on Costa Rica Trip

Stories on the Environment, People and Agriculture Are Filed During the 2-Week Field-Reporting Course Costa Rica (Feb. 13, 2017) — Timing was everything for nine students on the Missouri School of Journalism winter break field-reporting course in Costa Rica: They picked the right day to stake out the mass arrival of sea turtles on one … Continued

DC Philanthropists Fund Missouri Journalism Fellowship for Indian Reporter

The Frank Islam and Debbie Driesman Fellowship will help an enterprising young reporter from India learn how to hold accountable the country’s people in power. Columbia, Mo. (Dec. 14, 2016) — The Frank Islam and Debbie Driesman Foundation has made a significant donation to Alfred Friendly Press Partners. The monies will fund a fellowship in … Continued

Visiting Journalists to Discuss US-India Partnership Related to Covering Health

Visiting journalists Laura Ungar and Sujoy Dhar together run a unique journalism education program pairing college students in India and the U.S. The Presentation Will Begin at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27, at the Reynolds Journalism Institute By Betsy Smith Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 25, 2016) — Two visiting journalists will discuss public health, health journalism, … Continued

Meet New J-Students: Nour Feghali

By Kiersten Kuc Incoming Missouri School of Journalism freshman and Beirut, Lebanon, native Nour Feghali loves to write. In fact, Feghali has had her sights set on a career in journalism since the 8th grade. The problem? Lebanon, the small, Middle-Eastern country bordering Syria, has only one journalism program – taught in Arabic. Feghali speaks … Continued

Missouri Students Document Life in South Africa

Trip Teaches the Power of Forgiveness and Perseverance By Kiara Ealy Columbia, Mo. (Aug. 30, 2016) — For the third year in a row, Missouri School of Journalism Professor Randall Smith, the Donald W. Reynolds Endowed Chair in Business Journalism, provided a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for students to experience and explore both the rich and painful … Continued

MU Journalism Abroad: Catherine Melvin in Spain

Columbia, Mo. (July 12, 2016) — Missouri School of Journalism student Catherine Melvin traveled all the way to Spain this summer just to work with an American client. Through the MU Journalism Abroad program, Melvin has an internship with Atrevia, the No. 1 global communications firm in Spain. She is working on an international team … Continued

MU Journalism Abroad: Zara McDowell in Italy

Columbia, Mo. (July 8, 2016) — Spending three weeks in Italy eating and writing about food sounds more like a vacation than a study abroad session. “I woke up one Sunday morning and thought, ‘I really want to study abroad,’” Missouri School of Journalism junior Zara McDowell says. McDowell started her summer writing about behind-the-scenes … Continued

Global Journalist Wins 2016 Telly Award

Columbia, Mo. (April 26, 2016) — The Telly Awards has named Global Journalist a bronze winner in the 37th Annual Telly Awards for the program “New Optimism on Climate Change.” Founded in 1979, the Telly Awards honor outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs; video and film productions; and online commercials and videos. … Continued

Fellowship Targets New Countries, Forms New Partnerships

Columbia, Mo. (March 21, 2016) – Six journalists chosen for the 2016 Alfred Friendly and Daniel Pearl fellowship program come from countries with media environments that range from challenging (South Africa, Pakistan, Kenya) or regressive (Turkey, Ukraine) to extremely repressive (Cuba). After a daylong cultural adaptation workshop, the 2016 Fellows go through two weeks of … Continued