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Knight-Wallace journalism fellows announced


The Knight-Wallace Fellows program has named 12 American journalists for the academic year 2004-05. Additional international fellows will be designated next month.

While on leave from regular duties, fellows pursue custom-designed sabbatical studies and attend twice-weekly seminars at Wallace House—a gift from newsman Mike Wallace and his wife, Mary. The group of journalists for the coming academic year is the 32nd to be offered fellowships by U-M.

Each 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 Eisendrath, who directs the program, is a former foreign correspondent for Time Magazine with broad experience in print, broadcast and online journalism.

The U.S. fellows and their study projects are:

Cynthia Barnett, 37, reporter, Florida Trend Magazine. History of the United States water supply.

Alden Bourne, 38, producer, 60 Minutes/CBS News, New York. Lobbyists and the legislative process.

William Duryea, 40, general assignment reporter, St. Petersburg Times. How the public and the media shape democracy.

Scott Elliott, 36, education reporter, Dayton Daily News. The business and economics of charter schools.

Faye Flam, 40, staff science writer, The Philadelphia Inquirer. The implications of science on personal identity.

Maria Fleet, 46, senior producer, CNN (Atlanta). The impact of war on journalistic ethics in America.

Frank Lockwood, 37, faith and values reporter, Lexington Herald Leader. The Pentecostal movement in the United States.

Otesa Middleton, 31, reporter, Dow Jones Newswires, Washington, D.C. Mental illness.

Melissa Preddy, 40, personal finance editor, Detroit News. Financial anthropology.

Stephanie Reitz, 36, reporter, Hartford Courant. The social implications of elderly drivers.

Christine Tanaka, 37, managing editor, XETV (Fox affiliate, San Diego). Indian gaming.

Jason Tanz, 30, senior editor, Fortune Small Business (New York). Artificial intelligence.

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