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Two dozen American journalists have been awarded National Endowment...

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Two dozen American journalists have been awarded National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships at Stanford University and the University of Michigan for the 1983-84 academic year.

They will pursue independent courses of study and participate in seminars on journalism and the humanities.

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Those selected include:

At Michigan -- Steven C. Brandt, 31, agriculture reporter, Minneapolis Star; Fred W. Brown, 41, feature writer, Memphis Press-Scimitar; Kenneth D. Franckling, 33, Providence, R.I., bureau manager, United Press International; Thomas W. Hundley, 33, Detroit Free Press writer; Jo Imlay, 33, writer, The Herald, Everett, Wash.; and Antoinette Martin, 32, political and government reporter, The Hartford Courant.

Also, Thomas R. Meersman, 33, reporter and producer, Minnesota Public Radio; George H. Rede, 30, state government reporter, Statesman-Journal, Salem, Ore.; Thomas C. Rogers, 37, feature writer, USA Today and The Tennessean, Nashville Tenn.; Murry H. Sill, 29, Miami Herald photographer; Donna M. Wiench, 29, reporter-producer, KOIN-TV, Portland, Ore.; and Ted L. Williamson, 29, assistant news editor, The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Ariz.

At Stanford -- Jennifer Boeth, 40, Dallas Times-Herald writer; Peter Carey, 43, investigative reporter, San Jose Mercury News; Donald Colburn, 35, reporter, The Herald, Everett, Wash.; Rasa Gustaitis, 49, associate editor, Pacific News Service, San Francisco; Arthur M. Jester Jr., 31, education reporter, Lexington, Ky., Herald-Leader; Margery Lipton, 36, field producer, ABC News, London; Walker Lundy, 40, executive editor, Tallahassee, Fla. Democrat.

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Also, Janice Schaffer, 33, Philadelphia Inquirer business writer; Mary Tuttle, 34, community affairs producer, KANU radio, Lawrence, Kan.; Gerald Volgenau, 42, science editor, Detroit Free Press; Anai Wallach, 41, arts critic, Newsday; and Richard Zahler, 35, special projects editor, Seattle Times.

The American journalists-in-residence at each university will be joined by four foreign journalists whose course of study will be funded by sources other than the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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