The Alfred Friendly Press Fellowships in USA for Journalists from Developing Countries 2021

Alfred Friendly Press Partners in the USA invites applications for the 2021 general fellowships open to professional journalists from developing countries.

The Alfred Friendly Press Fellowships are six-month professional fellowships offered once a year to professional journalists from developing countries and emerging markets. Friendly Fellows work full time at U.S. host news organizations while developing their journalism skills.

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. 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 fellowship program begins with a three-week orientation and training seminar at the Missouri School of Journalism in Columbia, Missouri designed to prepare the fellows – both personally and professionally – for the challenges of living and working in the United
States. At the middle of the program, fellows and staff come together to attend seminars focused on writing, editing, multimedia reporting and investigative reporting/Computer-Assisted Reporting. A final seminar in Washington allows them to compare and evaluate
their experiences and discuss their impressions of the American media, and to learn and practice presentations to make in their home countries to share what they’ve learned with colleagues.

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Worth of Award

  • 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.


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.

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How to Apply

To apply, download the application form via their website, fill and submit to the email provided

Deadline: applications close August 31, 2021


Click here for more details and to apply