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Knight journalism fellows named at Stanford

Twelve U.S. journalists have been awarded John S. Knight Fellowships at Stanford University for the 2001-02 academic year.

During their stay at Stanford, the Knight Fellows will pursue independent courses of study and participate in special seminars. The 2001-02 program marks the 36th year that Stanford has offered fellowships for professional journalists.

Financial support for the U.S. fellows comes primarily from an endowment provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

The program also will include a group of International Knight Fellows. They will be announced in May.

The Knight Fellowships program director is communication Professor James R. Bettinger. Dawn E. Garcia is the deputy director.

Following are the 2001-02 U.S. Knight Fellows and their principal areas of study:

James R. Areddy, special writer/Asian economics, Dow Jones Newswires, Hong Kong; China's influence on global business structures.

Farai Chideya, editor,, New York; economic and social aspects of globalization.

Sonni Efron, staff writer, Los Angeles Times; Chinese history and current affairs.

Beth Fouhy, executive producer/political unit, CNN, Washington; the lives and political concerns of college-age women.

Claudia Kalb, general editor, Newsweek; successes and failures in medicine.

Sheila Kaplan, senior writer, U.S. News & World Report; technological, ethical and legal aspect of health issues.

Andrew Lam, associate editor, Pacific News Service, San Francisco; Eastern religions, colonial and post-colonial literature and Asian cultures.

Stephen Magagnini, senior writer/ethnic affairs and race relations, Sacramento Bee; the impact of imperialism and religion on culture.

Gary Marx, investigative reporter, Chicago Tribune; international organized crime and its expansion into U.S. cities.

Elizabeth Osder, freelance editor and producer, New York; technology, change management and communications.

Ian Stewart, correspondent/international desk, Associated Press; economics and politics of Africa.

Elizabeth Weise, technology reporter, USA Today, San Francisco; scientific, social and ethical aspects of biotechnology.

The U.S. fellows were chosen by the Knight Fellowship Program Committee: Robert Boyd, Knight-Ridder national science writer; William B. Gould IV, Stanford professor of law; Saundra Keyes, Honolulu Advertiser editor; Marion Lewenstein, Stanford professor emerita of communication; Diane Middlebrook, Stanford professor of English; Norman Naimark, Stanford professor of history; Thomas F. Mulvoy Jr., Boston Globe managing editor, retired; and Sheila Stainback, anchor, Court TV.



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