BIRN Fellowship Alumnus Vlad Odobescu Wins a Hubert Humphrey Fellowship

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Vlad Odobescu, a Romanian investigative reporter and a participant in last year’s Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence, has won a Hubert Humphrey Fellowship in the United States.

For 10 months starting this August, Vlad will be affiliated to the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University in Phoenix. He will study funding models for investigative journalism across the United States and explore whether they could be applied in Romania.

Initiated in 1978, the Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program is funded by the US Department of State.

Vlad won the top prize in last year’s Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence for his article How to Get Ahead in Romanian Politics, which described how politicians have bounced back from corruption investigations.