Nieman Foundation Announces Fellows


(AP) Harvard University has named 12 American and 13 international journalists to the 65th class of Nieman Fellows.

Established in 1938 by Agnes Wahl Nieman in memory of her husband, Lucius, founder and president of The Milwaukee Journal, the Nieman Fellowships are the oldest mid-career fellowships for journalists in the world.

They are awarded for an academic year of study in any school at the university. More than 1,000 American and international journalists have studied at Harvard since the program began.

The American Nieman fellows announced Tuesday are:

Elizabeth Chandler, investigative reporter, The Charlotte Observer.
Kevin Cullen, projects reporter, The Boston Globe.
David Dahl, deputy metro editor, St. Petersburg Times.
Amy Driscoll, general assignment reporter, The Miami Herald.
Frank Langfitt, Beijing bureau chief, The (Baltimore) Sun.
Andrew Martin, city hall reporter, Chicago Tribune.
Bryan Monroe, deputy managing editor, San Jose Mercury News.
Natalie Pawelski, environmental correspondent, CNN.
Kathleen Phillips, New York political editor, The New York Times.
Reinaldo Ramos, managing editor, News-Press of Fort Myers, Fla.
Susan Smith, metro columnist, Austin American-Statesman.
Mark Travis, senior editor, the Concord (N.H.) Monitor.

The international fellows are:

Radka Betcheva, Sofia, Bulgaria, executive producer, Bulgarian National Television.
Juhong Chen, Guangzhou, China, features editor, Southern Weekend.
Raviv Drucker, Tel Aviv, Israel, diplomatic correspondent, IDF Radio.
Dina Fernandez, Guatemala City, Guatemala, magazine editor/columnist, Prensa Libre.
John Geddes, Ottawa, Ottawa editor, MacLeans.
Shyaka Kanuma, Rwanda, free-lance writer for the Mail and Guardian.
Ana Leglisse, Mexico City, technology reporter, Detras de las Noticia.
Louise Stigsgaard Nissen, Copenhagen, Denmark, foreign correspondent, Danish Broadcasting Corp.
Declan Okpalaeke, Lagos, Nigeria, general editor, Insider Communications Ltd.
In-Yong Rhee, Seoul, South Korea, news commentator, Munwha Broadcasting.
Ann Maria Simmons, Johannesburg, South Africa, bureau chief, Los Angeles Times.
Nirupama Subramanian, Colombo, Sri Lanka, correspondent, The Hindu.
Susan Valentine, Cape Town, South Africa, managing editor, Health-E News Service.

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