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Knight Journalism Fellows named at Stanford

STANFORD -- Twelve U.S. journalists and six from other countries have been awarded John S. Knight Fellowships at Stanford University for the 1994-95 academic year.

The group includes the first Lyle M. Nelson International Fellow - Shuli Hu, international editor of China Business Times - supported from a fund raised by former Knight Fellows in honor of the director emeritus of the fellowship program.

During their stay at Stanford, the Knight Fellows will pursue independent courses of study and participate in special seminars. The 1994-95 program marks the 29th year that Stanford has offered fellowships for professional journalists.

Financial support for the U.S. fellows comes primarily from a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The international fellows are supported by the Reuter Foundation, the Knight Foundation, the Shinyoung Journalism Fund and the Lyle M. Nelson Fund.

Nelson, who served as director from 1969 to 1985, began the international component of the program. The successful effort to establish an international fellowship in his name was announced last summer at the Knight Fellows' quadrennial reunion. Nelson is retired, and he and his wife, Corrine, live at Stanford.

Later this spring, an additional one-academic-quarter international fellowship will be awarded to a journalist from Eastern Europe, in memory of the late Egon Scotland. Scotland, a Knight Fellow in 1989-90, was killed in 1991 while covering the war in the Balkans for his newspaper, Suddeutsche Zeitung, of Munich.

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

Following are the 1994-95 Knight Fellows and their principal fields of study:

United States

Susan Aasen, broadcast producer, ABC News, Washington; historical precedents for major social changes such as welfare reform and health care reform.

Miranda Ewell, staff writer/San Francisco bureau, San Jose Mercury News; immigrants and other outsiders in U.S. society.

Richard Gonzales, congressional correspondent, National Public Radio; impact of regional economic integration and global information sharing on the United States and Mexico.

Jane Gross, San Francisco bureau chief, New York Times; gender issues, education.

Kim Heron, senior editor, The New Yorker; general studies, gender restrictions overcome by famous women in history.

David Kaplan, senior writer/legal affairs editor, Newsweek; comparative criminal justice, 19th-century literature.

Richard Manning, free-lance journalist, Lolo, Mont.; botany, poetry.

Marsha McFadden, city editor, Monterey County (Calif.) Herald; the public school system in a multicultural society.

Carol Rosenberg, Middle East correspondent/Jerusalem, Miami Herald; Latin America, recent changes in U.S. culture.

Elisabeth Rubinfien, Moscow correspondent, Wall Street Journal; political theory and world history, parallels betwen Japan and Russia, sciences.

Bob Shaw, features editor, Des Moines Register; the world's religions, the impact of religion on domestic and international politics and nationalism.

Amy Virshup, free-lance journalist, New York; the American character, reform issues, immigration.


Carlos Cano, administrative and financial manager, El Espectador, Bogota, Colombia (Knight Foundation Latin American Fellow); business administration, new technologies.

Bogdan Ficeac, deputy editor-in-chief, Romania Libera, Bucharest, Romania (Reuter Foundation Fellow); history of democracies, social psychology.

Shuli Hu, international editor, China Business Times, Beijing, China (Lyle M. Nelson International Fellow); development economics.

Marcelo Paiva, anchor/columnist, TV Cultura and Folha de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil (Reuter Foundation Fellow); new methods of communication, journalistic language, political science.

Myung-chul Oh, culture desk reporter, Dong-A Ilbo, Seoul, Korea (Shinyoung Journalism Fund Fellow); American popular culture.

Shinko Yuri, free-lance journalist, Tokyo, Japan; industrial and technical development of East Asia, Japan's role in the East Asian community.

The U.S. fellows were chosen by the Knight Fellowships Program Committee: Condoleezza Rice, Stanford provost; Richard Brody, Stanford professor of political science; Joann Byrd, Washington Post ombudsman; Sig Gissler, senior fellow, Freedom Forum Media Studies Center; Gerald Gunther, Stanford professor of law; Saundra Keyes, Miami Herald managing editor; Marion Lewenstein, Stanford professor of communication; Nancy Packer, Stanford professor of English; Sheila Stainback, anchor/reporter, CNBC.


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