University of Michigan names Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellows

May 12, 2006
Contact: umichnews@umich.edu

ANN ARBOR—The University of Michigan Knight-Wallace Fellows program has named 13 American journalists for 2006-2007. Additional international fellows will be announced in June.

While on leave from regular duties, Knight-Wallace 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 34th to be offered fellowships by the University of Michigan.

Each Knight-Wallace 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.

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.S. fellows and their study projects are:

“Jason Beaubien, correspondent, National Public Radio, The Intersection of the First and Third Worlds.

“Anthony Brooks, correspondent, National Public Radio, Urban Strategies to Deter Youth Violence.

“Gady Epstein, international projects reporter, The Baltimore Sun, The Anthropology of Dissent in Authoritarian and Former Authoritarian States.

“Stephen Fennessy, articles editor, Atlanta Magazine, The Ethics of Rationing Medicine.

“Yonette Joseph, copy editor/Style, The Washington Post, The Impact of Hispanic Immigration on Black and Small-Town America.

“James MacMillan, senior photographer and photo columnist, The Philadelphia Daily News, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

“Zack McMillin, sports writer, The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN), Sports in Community Mythology.

“Amy Resnick, editor in chief, The Bond Buyer, Politics, Taxation and Infrastructure.

“Linda Robertson, columnist, The Miami Herald, The Emergence of an Overweening Culture of Sports.

“Challen Stephens, education reporter, The Huntsville Times, Images of the American South.

“Angela Shah, special writer, The Dallas Morning News, Street Corner Capitalism.

“Taos Turner, foreign correspondent, Dow Jones (Buenos Aires), The Law and Ethics of Blogging.

“Kelly Zito, staff writer, San Francisco Chronicle, Water Quality and Scarcity Issues in Environmental Politics.

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