University of Michigan names Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellows
ANN ARBOR, MichThe University of Michigan
Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellows program has named the American
journalists designated for the academic year 2003-2004.
While on leave from regular duties, Knight-Wallace
Fellows pursue custom-designed sabbatical studies and attend special,
twice-weekly seminars in Wallace House, a gift of CBS newsman Mike
Wallace and his wife, Mary. The group named is the 31st to be offered
fellowships by the University of Michigan.
Each Michigan fellow receives a stipend of $55,000,
supported by gifts from foundations, news organizations and individuals
committed to improving the quality of information reaching the public.
Charles R. Eisendrath, who directs
the program, announced that six international fellows will be named
U.S. fellows and their study projects
Jennifer Babson, 32, Keys bureau chief, The Miami
Diaspora, identity and community in Latin America.
Eve Conant, 31, Moscow correspondent,
Radioactive and chemical pollution in developing countries.
Rob Daumeyer, 38, editor, Cincinnati
Race and inner city economics.
Nancy Derringer, 45, columnist/reporter,
The News-Sentinel (Fort Wayne).
Old media, new media and an informed public.
Vahé Gregorian, 43, reporter,
St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
History and the demise of sportsmanship.
L'Tanya Joyner, 43, business
writer, Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
9/11 and the sense of loss.
Salwa Kanaana, 33, correspondent/web
editor, Al-Quds Al-Arabi Newspaper.
Press freedom and political stability in the Arab world.
Mary Losure, 50, environmental
reporter, Minnesota Public Radio.
International environmental issues.
Chris Lydgate, 37, assistant
news editor, Willamette Week.
Emerging diseases and syndromes.
Vince Patton, 40, environmental
reporter, KGW-TV (Portland).
Native Americans and environmental law.
Jay Weiss, 42, producer, ABC
American foreign policy international law.
Holly Yettick, 30, education
reporter, Rocky Mountain News.
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