Nieman Foundation Announces Fellows for 2000-01

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Nieman Foundation Announces Fellows for 2000-01


Twelve journalists from the United States and 12 international journalists have been named Nieman Fellows for the 2000-01 academic year at Harvard University to make up the 63rd class of Nieman Fellows.

The journalists in the new Nieman class and their areas of interest are:

Sulaiman Al-Kahtani, columnist and correspondent based in Washington, D.C., Al-Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; globalization, the implications of new technology, and American politics.

Ken Armstrong, legal affairs writer, Chicago Tribune; the historical roots of American legal principles and the intersection of law, history and ethics.

Don Aucoin, television critic, The Boston Globe; effects of the cultural fragmentation of the television viewing audience; interaction between television and the Internet; how the broadcast media will contend with these issues in the future.

Ana Lourdes Cardenas, reporter, CNI Channel 40, Mexico City; television's coverage of social conflicts in various countries and government regulation of the media. Knight Latin American Fellow; funding provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Sayuri Daimon, reporter and editor, The Japan Times, Tokyo; changes in the Japanese and U.S. political systems after the Cold War, U.S. foreign policy towards Asia, and women in politics.

Sunday Dare, general/online editor, The News, Tempo and P.M. News, Lagos, Nigeria; media ethics, and ethnic diversity and identity issues.

Anne Fitzgerald, agribusiness writer, The Des Moines Register; concentration of ownership in agriculture; genetic engineering issues; farm policy and how it relates to domestic and foreign markets.

Paula Fray, editor, Saturday Star, Johannesburg, South Africa; the impact of international economics on South Africa, business and management, issues of gender, and globalization. Funding provided by The United States-South Africa Leadership Development Program.

Stefanie Friedhoff, freelance journalist from Germany based in Cambridge, Mass.; the history of society's reactions to technological developments; the effects of the new media on society, and the ethical issues surrounding new technologies.

Kirstin Downey Grimsley, staff writer, The Washington Post; history of economics; labor laws; immigration; class, culture, race, religious and gender issues. Funding is provided by the Stark Fellowship Fund in honor of Louis Stark, a pioneer in the field of labor reporting.

Kelli S. Hewett, city hall/special projects writer, The Dothan (Ala.) Eagle; the civil rights movement, political history, sociology, religion, poverty and the emerging Latin population.

Hu Jingcao, director, China Central Television, Beijing; the political, economic and technological effects of information technology on the media and on society. Chiba-Nieman Fellow; funding provided by The Atsuko Chiba Foundation.

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