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Stanford Report, April 26, 2000

Twelve journalists selected to come to campus next year as Knight fellows

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

During their stay at Stanford, the Knight Fellows will pursue independent courses of study and participate in special seminars. The 2000-01 program marks the 35th 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 next month.

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

Following are the 2000-01 U.S. Knight Fellows and their principal areas of study:

Tom Arviso Jr., editor, Navajo Times, Window Rock, Ariz.; newspaper management and leadership

Bonnie DeSimone, sports staff writer, Chicago Tribune; the vanishing culture of spontaneous play among children

Tim Johnson, Bogotá bureau chief, Miami Herald; Latin American and East Asian studies

Jerry Large, columnist, Seattle Times; race, class and changing demographics

Martha Mendoza, national investigative reporter/San Jose bureau, Associated Press; international security policy and civilians

Bob Moser, editor, The Independent Weekly, Durham, N.C.; innovations in narrative

Annie Nakao, staff writer, San Francisco Examiner; historical, social and political experiences of America's ethnic groups

Judith Nichols, team leader/breaking news and online, Arizona Republic, Phoenix; digital storytelling and interactive communities

Lawrence Sheets, bureau chief/Caucasus Region, Reuters, Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia; science, space and the environment

Gini Sikes, producer, MTV News, New York; philosophical, religious and psychological aspects of criminal behavior

David Stabler, classical music critic, Portland Oregonian; non-Western music and culture

Brian Willoughby; social issues reporter, Vancouver (Wash.) Columbian; race relations and the roots of racism

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