I met Yasmine Ryan a few months ago, when she arrived in the US on a World Press Institute (WPI)Fellowship. (WPI, is a terrific nonprofit organization that brings journalists from abroad to the US on nine week fellowships.) Like many journalists covering the world today, Yasmine has primarily worked as a freelancer. Hers was the first feature story on what was to become the Arab Spring to appear in any English-language media outlet. I am inspired by the dedication of the next generation of young journalists like Yasmine.