The University Record, September 3, 1997

Journalism Fellows named for 97-98

By Bernie DeGroat
News and Information Services

Twelve journalists from across the country and three international journalists, with study plans ranging from sports nationalism and online political cartooning to genetics research and the relationship of childhood poverty to adult success, have been named U-M Journalism Fellows for 1997-98.

The Fellowships, which are privately financed by news organizations, foundations and individuals, provide full tuition and $30,000 stipends to working journalists for a full academic year of individualized study at the U-M. The program is directed by Charles R. Eisendrath, former correspondent for Time magazine.

Selected in a national competition by a board of distinguished faculty and journalists, the Fellows and their areas of study are:

Brian Akre, 39, auto writer, Associated Press, the future of transportation in the developed world.

Emilia Askari, 37, freelancer, global warming and the transportation industry.

Karl Leif Bates, 35, science writer, Detroit News, the progress and implications of genetic research.

Frank Cammuso, 32, editorial cartoonist, Syracuse Newspapers, politics and culture.

Thomas Grant, 43, reporter, KREM-2 News (Spokane, Wash.), disenfranchised Americans.

Eric Harrison, 41, Atlanta bureau chief, Los Angeles Times, cartooning via the Internet.

Karen Hosler, 48, congressional correspondent, Baltimore Sun, the impact of baby boomers on financial markets and management.

Michael Knisely, 45, senior writer, Sporting News, the relationship of nationalism and commercialism in the Olympics, and Latin culture and U.S. sports reporting.

Barbara Koster, 39, producer, ABC News' "Good Morning America," low socioeconomic status in children and their ability to succeed.

Key-dong Lee, 41, deputy foreign editor, Seoul Daily News, U.S. foreign policy.

Mary Lockhart, 40, producer, NBC News' "Dateline," the application of law to life-and-death social issues.

Liz McMillen, 36, senior editor, Chronicle of Higher Education, culture wars, journalism and the academy.

Daniel Popkey, 38, columnist, Idaho Statesman, the role of journalism in the formation of public policy.

Elaine Widner, 37, editor, CNN International, the art of survival in extreme situations.

Jie Wu, 29, producer, CNBC, Shanghai, financial markets.