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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.

WORTH

  • To provide the fellow with experience in reporting, writing, editing, and editorial decision-making that will enhance future professional performance;
  • To expose the fellow to the technological changes that are occurring in the  industry;
  • To enable the fellow to gain a practical understanding of the function and significance of the free press in American society;
  • To transfer knowledge gained on the program to colleagues at home;
  • To foster continuing ties between free press institutions and journalists in the United States and their counterparts in other countries.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Journalists who are citizens of Muslim-majority countries;
  • Current full-time employment as a journalist for the news or editorial departments of independent newspapers, magazines, wire services, or online publications of general public interest;
  • At least three years of full-time professional experience as a journalist;
  • Early to mid-career status and between 25 and 35 years old;
  • A demonstrated personal commitment to a career in journalism;
  • Ability and desire to share what is learned on the fellowship with other journalists at home;
  • Endorsement from the management of the home news organization;
  • An excellent command of both written and spoken English as all activities are conducted in English.

DEADLINE: August 31 2017

To apply and for more information visit here

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