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News Release

April 28, 2004

Contact:

James Bettinger, professor (teaching) of communication and Knight Fellowships director: (650) 725-1189, jimb@stanford.edu

Dawn Garcia, deputy director, Knight Fellowships: (650) 723-4937, degarcia@stanford.edu

Twelve journalists selected as 2004-05 U.S. Knight Fellows

Twelve U.S. journalists have been awarded John S. Knight Fellowships at Stanford University for the 2004-05 academic year.

The Knight Fellows will pursue independent courses of study and participate in special seminars. The 2004-05 program marks the 39th year that the university 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 includes a group of International Knight Fellows, who will be announced in May.

The U.S. fellows were chosen by the Knight Fellowships Program Committee: Robert Boyd, national science writer, Knight-Ridder; Luis Fraga, associate professor of political science; William B. Gould IV, the Charles A. Beardsley Professor of Law, Emeritus; Ardith Hilliard, executive editor, The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.); Marion Lewenstein, professor emerita (teaching) of communication; Alex MacLeod, retired managing editor, Seattle Times; Diane Middlebrook, professor emeritus of English; Norman Naimark, McDonnell Professor of Eastern European Studies; and Rita Williams, reporter, KTVU-TV, Oakland. The Knight Fellowships program director is James R. Bettinger, a professor (teaching) of communication. Dawn E. Garcia is the deputy director.

Following is a list of the 2004-05 fellows and their principal areas of study:

Colleen Barry, news editor, Associated Press (Germany): the role of memory and sense of justice in establishing viable post-war/post-conflict societies.

Jody Berger, sports reporter, Rocky Mountain News: the economic, political and social impact of sports on U.S. culture.

Sterry Butcher, senior reporter, The Big Bend Sentinel and Presidio International, Texas: the unheard voice of Texas-Mexico border residents.

Denise Clifton, lead-news designer, The Seattle Times: storytelling through art, film, literature and history.

Phillip Davis, Miami correspondent, National Public Radio: impact of globalization on knowledge workers.

Tomasz Deptula, executive editor, Nowy Dziennik (Polish Daily News), N.Y.: history and sociology of immigration to the United States.

Susan Ferriss, Mexico correspondent, Cox Newspapers: economic globalization: success, failure and the U.S. role.

John Jeter, South America bureau chief, The Washington Post: international development, narrative writing.

Geri Migielicz, director of photography, San Jose Mercury News: multi-media narratives.

Sacha Pfeiffer, Spotlight team staff reporter, The Boston Globe: legal principles, the courts and the law.

Julia Powell, producer, PBS Frontline: U.S. defense policy and emerging security threats post Sept. 11.

Frances Robles, Bogotá bureau chief, The Miami Herald: the role of amnesty in conflict resolution.

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