The Michigan Journalism Fellows Program has named 12 American and five international journalists to the program for 199596, including an appointment to the nations first sports reporting fellowship.
The fellowships provide tuition and stipends for individualized study in a U-M unit or combinations of them.
Our studies show that a sabbatical year of study is the most effective means of keeping the best people in a business that loses more than half of those who enter it, says program Director Charles R. Eisendrath, associate professor of communication and a former Time correspondent.
This years fellows, their affiliation and areas of study are:
Catalin Dimofte, Adevarul Economic, Bucharest; total quality management and environmental issues.
Marilee Enge, reporter, Anchorage Daily News; law and anthropology.
Jack Fischer, staff writer, San Jose Mercury News; the American press and the limits of public discourse.
Daniel Froomkin, education reporter, Orange County Register; education in communities.
Merrill Goozner, Tokyo bureau chief, Chicago Tribune; China studies.
Loretta Hieber, Swiss Radio International; worldwide refugee crisis.
David Hilzenrath, reporter, The Washington Post; social influences on biotechnology and genetic medicine.
Laurentiu Ilie, editor and publisher, Bursa, Bucharest; business strategy.
Leoneda Inge-Barry, reporter/anchor, WTMJ, Milwaukee; environmental issues.
Terril Jones, Paris correspondent, Associated Press; China and the auto industry as a development strategy.
Elizabeth Kastor, staff writer, The Washington Post; child psychology and childrens issues.
Elizabeth Kavetas, producer, NBC News Dateline; behavioral psychology and womens studies.
Vitor Paolozzi, executive producer, Bandeirantes TV, Sao Paulo, Brazil; American electoral process.
Randolph Smith, business writer and columnist, Philadelphia Daily News; how federal budget-balancing and Medicare/Social Security shortfalls will affect Americans.
Byoung-soo Sohn, reporter, Joong-ang Daily News, Korea; the U.S. banking system.
Tom Stanton, editor and publisher, The Voice publications, New Baltimore, Mich.; U.S. Constitutional issues.
Tim Wendel, editor, USA Today Baseball Weekly; The Gospel and the Games: When Religion and Sports Collide.