The University Record, September 5, 2000

Michigan Journalism Fellows named

By Bernie DeGroat
News and Information Services

The Journalism Fellows program has named the American and international journalists for the academic year 2000–01.

While on leave from regular duties, Michigan Fellows pursue custom-designed sabbatical studies and attend special, twice-weekly seminars in Wallace House, a gift of newsman Mike Wallace and his wife, Mary. The group named is the 28th to be offered fellowships by the U-M.

Each Michigan fellow receives a stipend of $40,000, supported by gifts from foundations, news organizations and individuals committed to improving the quality of information reaching the public.

Fellows and their study projects are:

Carolina Brunstein, staff writer, Clarin, Buenos Aires. Racism and ethnic conflicts.

Eun-ryung Chong, culture desk reporter, Dong-A Ilbo newspaper, Seoul. Internet reporting.

Richard L. Colvin, education writer, Los Angeles Times. Education of children reared in traumatic conditions.

Caroline Finnigan, world affairs producer, BBC, London. Origins of investigative and campaigning journalism in the United States and Britain. Andrea Guthmann, associate producer, WTTW-TV, Chicago. Political aftermath of the Cold War-U.S. policy toward displaced populations.

Susan M. Hooper, staff writer, Honolulu Advertiser. Lessons from the Irish model of economic redevelopment.

Debbie A. Howlett, Midwest reporter, USA Today. Physical and psychological factors in the performance of female athletes, and their potential superiority.

Eduardo Junqueira, assistant editor, EPOCA, Brazil. How does journalism play a role in education?

Douglas Johnson, producer/on-air host, C-SPAN Networks. Social history of politics and religion.

Jason E. Kaufman, freelance writer, Cambridge, Mass. Freedom of expression and modern art.

Kathleen L. Kerwin, Detroit bureau chief, Business Week magazine. The reshaping of American business by the Internet.

Richard Leiby, staff writer, Washington Post. Applying literary techniques to investigative journalism.

Jon Morgan, sports-business writer, Baltimore Sun. Public investment in private sports franchises.

Milton D. Priggee, editorial cartoonist, Spokesman-Review, Spokane. Putting color, sound, animation and interactivity into graphic editorial commentary.

Bruce R. Strong, staff photographer, Orange County Register (Calif.). Using history and the arts in journalism to improve community leadership.

Patricia A. Vila, producer/bureau manager, Havana, CNN. Freedom of the press in Latin America and the United States.

Yumi L. Wilson, city hall reporter, San Francisco Chronicle. Campaign reform and its possibilities for success.

Lenka Zlamalova, reporter, Mafra-Daily Mlada Fronta Dnes, Czech Republic. Comparison of labor economy and wage policies between the Czech Republic and the United States.