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International Knight Fellows Named at Stanford

Eight international journalists have been awarded John S. Knight Fellowships at Stanford University for the 2000-01 academic year.

They will join 12 U.S. journalists, whose selection was announced last month.

During their stay at Stanford, the Knight Fellows will pursue independent courses of study and participate in special seminars. This will be the 35th year of professional journalism fellowships at Stanford.

The international fellows are supported primarily by the Reuters Foundation, the Shinyoung Journalism Fund, the Knight Foundation and the Lyle and Corrine Nelson International Journalism Fellowship Fund.

The Knight Fellowships program director is Professor James V. Risser. James R. Bettinger is deputy director.

Following are the 2000-01 International Knight Fellows and their principal areas of study:

Jane Armstrong, national correspondent, The Globe and Mail, Vancouver, B.C., Canada; the successes, failures and future of the modern city.

Solaade Ayo-Aderele, assistant chief sub-editor, Punch, Lagos, Nigeria (Reuters Foundation Fellow); social issues related to the status of women and children in society.

Ray Choto, chief writer, The Standard, Harare, Zimbabwe; media policy and management, role of media in development and democracy, media law and ethics.

Bong-Soo Lim, reporter, JoongAng Ilbo, Seoul, Korea (Shinyoung Journalism Fund Fellow); globalism and world financial markets.

Cheuk-fei Man, assistant chief editor, Hong Kong Economic Journal, Hong Kong; China studies, high-tech communications and new media.

Corina-Rodica Negrea, science news producer, Radio Romania, Bucharest, Romania (Lyle and Corrine Nelson International Journalism Fellow); role of mass media in knowledge about and acceptance of science.

Clara Inés Rueda, managing editor, Gerente, Bogotá, Colombia (Knight Foundation Latin American Fellow); history, politics, economics, new technologies.

Sonia Seoane, "Careers" editor, El Cronista, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Reuters Foundation Fellow); social responsibility of corporations and other businesses.


By Elaine Ray

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