The University Record, May 6, 2002
Michigan Journalism Fellows namedBy Wendy Palms
The U-M Journalism Fellows program has named 12 American journalists for the academic year 200203. An additional six international fellows will be designated next month.
While on leave from regular duties, Michigan Fellows pursue custom-designed sabbatical studies and attend special, twice-weekly seminars at Wallace House, a gift from newsman Mike Wallace and his wife, Mary. The group of journalists named for the coming academic year is the 30th to be offered fellowships by the University.
Each Michigan Fellow receives a stipend of $55,000, supported by gifts from foundations, news organizations and individuals committed to improving the quality of information reaching the public.
Professor Charles R. Eisendrath, who directs the program, is a former foreign correspondent for Time Magazine with broad experience in print, broadcast and online journalism.
U-M fellows and their study projects are
Peter Elstrom, senior writer, Business WeekBusiness, politics and American history
Andrew Finkle, contract correspondent (Istanbul), Time Magazine, BBC World Service, The Washington PostCorruption and strategies of reform in the developing world
Ron French, enterprise reporter, The Detroit NewsApplying screenwriting techniques to narrative journalism
Sandy Heng, reporter, WXYZ-TV (Detroit)Psychology of motorsports
Scott Huler, reporter/producer, Nashville Public RadioHistory and impact of the Beaufort Scale
Robert Daniel Huntley, columnist, The Charlotte ObserverEconomic history of the American South: 18651965
Lisa Lednicer, state government reporter, The OregonianRise of anti-government movements
Kemp Powers, Chicago bureau reporter, Forbes MagazineGlobal business
Michelle Quinn, business reporter, San Jose Mercury NewsThe business of medicine
Sally Sherry news reporter, KGYV-TV (San Diego, Calif.)Legal issues of international immigration
Yvonne Simons, education reporter, WRAL-TV (N.C.)Education reform
Seth Sutel, media business writer, Associated Press (N.Y.)Economics of the media