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04/28/92

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Knight journalism fellows named at Stanford

STANFORD -- Twelve American journalists have been awarded John S. Knight Fellowships at Stanford University for the 1992-93 academic year.

During their stay at Stanford, they will pursue independent courses of study and participate in special seminars. The 1992-93 program marks the 27th year that Stanford has offered fellowships for professional journalists.

Most of the financial support for the U.S. fellows comes from a grant from the Knight Foundation. The director of the program is Prof. James V. Risser. James R. Bettinger is the deputy director.

Six International Fellows will be announced later.

Following are the 1992-93 U.S. Knight Fellows and their fields of study:

Shannon Brownlee, senior editor, U.S. News & World Report, Washington; history of 20th-century science, and the psychology of creativity.

Heather Dewar, environment reporter, Miami Herald; limits of scientific knowledge, and the effect on decision-making.

Susan Faludi, staff reporter/San Francisco (currently on leave), Wall Street Journal; history of U.S. business and labor movements, development of economic theory, and public policy approaches to employment.

Ellen Hale, national correspondent/environment, Gannett News Service, Washington; calculating the cost of environmental degradation and preserving natural resources.

Janet Hook, senior writer, Congressional Quarterly, Washington; politics in American culture.

Lisa Hsia, producer, "PrimeTime Live," ABC News, New York; roots of cultural conflicts.

Eugene Kane, columnist/feature writer, Milwaukee Journal; evolution of black conservative thought.

Chan Lowe, editorial cartoonist, Fort Lauderdale Sun- Sentinel; general studies: economics, political science, Asia and Latin America.

Fran Smith, magazine writer, San Jose Mercury News; science and philosophy of the medicine of the future.

Patricia Sullivan, reporter, Missoulian, Missoula, Mont.; general studies: feminism, ecology and psychology.

Bob Thompson, editor, Washington Post Magazine; influence of the individual on history.

Valerie Zavala, reporter/producer, KCET-TV, Los Angeles; demographic and economic shifts in U.S. history.

The U.S. fellows were selected by the Knight Fellowships Program Committee: Richard Brody, professor of political science, Stanford; Joann Byrd, executive editor, Everett (Wash.) Herald; Sig Gissler, editor, Milwaukee Journal; Gerald Gunther, professor of law, Stanford; Larry Jinks, publisher, San Jose Mercury News; Marion Lewenstein, professor of communication, Stanford; Nancy Packer, professor of English, Stanford; and Sheila Stainback, reporter/anchor, WPIX-TV, New York.

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