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Stanford Report, May 26, 1999

International Knight Fellows named

Eight international journalists have been awarded John S. Knight Fellowships at Stanford University for the 1999-2000 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 34th year of professional journalism fellowships at Stanford.

The international fellows are supported primarily by the Reuters Foundation, 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 1999-2000 International Knight Fellows and their principal areas of study:

Ernesto García Calderón, news director/anchor, Red Global, Lima, Peru (Reuters Foundation Fellow); history, ethics and future of journalism.

Takeshi Kawasaki, deputy foreign news editor, Asahi Shimbun, Tokyo, Japan; international politics and Third World countries.

Thomas Larsen, staff writer, Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten, Copenhagen, Denmark; the interaction between mass media and politicians.

Daniel Libardi, editor in chief, La Calle, Concepción del Uruguay, Argentina (Knight Foundation Latin American Fellow); public opinion, democratic institutions and the impact of electronic media.

Shefali Misra, senior assistant editor, Indian Express, New Delhi, India (Reuters Foundation Fellow); trade theory, including the history and practice of multilateral trade negotiations.

Rita Neubauer, Mexico/Central America correspondent, Frankfurter Rundschau, Frankfurt, Germany; the effects of globalization on developing countries.

Zsófia Novák, managing editor, Magyar Narancs, Budapest, Hungary (Lyle and Corrine Nelson International Journalism Fellow); the impact of new media on journalistic independence.

Birgit Voigt, senior editor, Tagesanzeiger, Zurich, Switzerland; the economics and ethical aspects of health care. SR