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Alfred Friendly Press Partners Fellowship Opportunities

21 June 2021
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Alfred Friendly Press Partners Fellowship Opportunities

General Fellowship 

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. Deadline for applications: Aug. 31

APPLICANTS: The Covid-19 pandemic caused Alfred Friendly to delay the start of the fellowship program in 2021. We will provide updates here and through email responses. The application period for 2021 fellowship has expired, and the deadline for 2022 fellowships is Aug. 31, 2021.

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Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project Investigative Reporting Fellowship

The overall goal of the OCCRP in this partnership with Alfred Friendly is to strengthen investigative reporting in South Asia by ensuring journalists have the capacity to expose corruption, inform citizens, and empower the public to push for greater government accountability and transparency. This involves creating a network of journalists doing cross-border investigations both in the region and beyond, as well as creating a platform consisting of technology, research and security support necessary for investigative work. Participants must be accomplished investigative reporters from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, or Sri Lanka aged 25-35. Deadline for applications: March 31, 2021
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TRACE Investigative Reporting Fellowship

TRACE and Alfred Friendly share the belief in the power of investigative journalism to hold the powerful accountable and strengthen democracies. TRACE sponsored its first Fellow in 2019, a reporter from Russia placed at The Wall Street Journal. In 2020, TRACE sponsored two fellowships for journalists dedicated to investigative reporting. TRACE, through its Foundation, supports projects that encourage greater commercial transparency. The TRACE Foundation was established to promote, support and fund research, investigative journalism, publications, videos and related projects that encourage greater commercial transparency and advance anti-bribery education. Deadline for applications: Sept. 16

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APPLICANTS: The Daniel Pearl Foundation has suspended operations and we will not be offering Daniel Pearl Fellowships in 2021. 

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 ( for more details.