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Knight Journalism Fellows named at Stanford

STANFORD -- Twelve U.S. journalists and six from other countries have been awarded John S. Knight Fellowships at Stanford University for the 1995-96 academic year.

"We are particularly pleased to secure this outstanding group of accomplished professional journalists from the U.S. and abroad," said James V. Risser, director of the Knight Fellowships. "It includes two Pulitzer Prize winners and a fascinating variety of journalists, including some from news organizations never before represented in our program."

During their stay at Stanford, the Knight Fellows will pursue independent courses of study and participate in special seminars. The 1995-96 program marks the 30th year that Stanford has offered fellowships for professional journalists.

Financial support for the U.S. fellows comes primarily from a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

The international fellows are supported by the Reuter Foundation, the Knight Foundation, the Shinyoung Journalism Fund, the Lyle M. Nelson Fund, the Soros Foundation and the Fulbright Program.

Later this spring, an additional international fellowship for one academic quarter will be awarded to a journalist in memory of Egon Scotland. Scotland, a Knight Fellow in 1989-90, was killed in 1991 while covering the war in the Balkans for his newspaper, Süddeutsche Zeitung, of Munich.

James R. Bettinger is deputy director of the Knight Fellowships program.

Following are the 1995-96 Knight Fellows and their principal areas of study:

United States

Jerry Capeci, reporter/columnist, New York Daily News; urban studies, political science, law, Italian studies.

Yvonne Daley, state reporter, Rutland (Vt.) Daily Herald; energy systems and related environmental issues.

Cheryl Devall, correspondent/Chicago, National Public Radio; Spanish, economics and social issues.

Tom Hamburger, Washington bureau chief, Minneapolis Star Tribune; the role of the mass media in the decline and possible resurrection of democracy.

Sally Lehrman, staff writer, San Francisco Examiner; science, commerce, culture and ethics, with emphasis on the Human Genome Project and other genetics issues.

Liliana Nieto del Rio, freelance photojournalist, Los Angeles; roots of the unrest in Chiapas, information technology, immigration issues, Latin America and women's studies.

Jocelyn Noveck, assistant bureau chief/New York, Associated Press; urban affairs, particularly race and ethnicity, and the origins of the Middle East conflict.

Elaine Ray, editorial writer, Boston Globe; the search for social and racial equality in the United States and South Africa.

Jack Reed, state editor, St. Petersburg Times; crime, including what it takes to make a community feel safe and the newspaper's role in the process.

Kathryn Robinson, staff writer/columnist, Seattle Weekly; the role of religion and codes of morality in public policy.

Mike Stanton, investigative reporter, Providence Journal- Bulletin; child molestation and repressed memory recollection, changes in the national defense industry.

Marcia Stepanek, national economics correspondent/Washington, Hearst Newspapers; economic problems of the American middle class.


Shereen Ali, senior subeditor/reporter, Sunday Guardian, Port of Spain, Trinidad (Reuter Foundation Fellow); the appeal of fundamentalist and cult belief systems in the 1990s, AIDS, ethnic studies, media studies.

Yong-ho Lee, reporter, Kyung Hyang Daily News, Seoul, Korea (Shinyoung Journalism Fund Fellow); campaign and funding practices in U.S. politics.

Saritha Rai, principal correspondent, India Today, Bangalore, India (Reuter Foundation Fellow); the applications and impact of science in economic development.

Hiromi Saimu, editorial staffer, Chugoku Shimbun, Hiroshima, Japan (Fulbright Fellow); education and anthropology, with emphasis on how Vietnamese and other Indochinese refugees are integrated into U.S. schools and communities.

Gabor Szabo, senior reporter, Heti Vilaggazdasag, Budapest, Hungary (Lyle M. Nelson International Fellow, with additional support from the Soros Foundation); environmental science and technology, environmental protection and economic development, history of the U.S. environmental movement.

Ernesto Tenembaum, government/politics reporter, Pagina 12, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Knight Foundation Latin American Fellow); U.S. politics, transitions of power in U.S. government, American fiction.

The U.S. fellows were chosen by the Knight Fellowship Program Committee: Condoleezza Rice, Stanford provost; Richard Brody, Stanford professor of political science; Joann Byrd, Washington Post ombudsman; Gerald Gunther, Stanford professor of law; Saundra Keyes, Miami Herald managing editor; Marion Lewenstein, Stanford professor of communication; Thomas F. Mulvoy Jr., Boston Globe managing editor; Nancy Packer, Stanford professor of English; Sheila Stainback, anchor/reporter, CNBC.



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