CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Twelve American journalists will study for a year at Harvard University under the Ivy League school's prestigious Nieman Fellows program, the university announced Wednesday.
The journalists were appointed to Harvard's 50th class of Nieman Fellows, a program established in 1938 through a bequest of Agnes Wahl Nieman.
The fellowships provide a year of study in any part of the university. Nieman Fellows from other countries will be announced later this month, the university said.
The 12 appointed to the new Nieman class are:
-Elinor Brecher, 39, Sunday magazine writer and columnist for The Courier Journal, Louisville, Ky. At Harvard, she plans to study American social history, urban and women's studies and 20th century American literature.
-Frank Del Olmo, 38, editorial writer at the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles. Olmo plans to study U.S.-Soviet relations, sociology and economics, particularly as they relate to Latin America.
-William Dietrich, 35, reporter with the Seattle Times, Seattle. He plans to concentrate in history, American religious thought and economics.
-Robert Hitt III, 37, managing editor of The Columbia Record, Columbia, S.C. Hitt plans to study the impact of social, political and economic change on the South.
-John MacCormack, 37, South Texas bureau reporter for the Dallas Times Herald, Dallas. MacCormack plans to study Mexico, Mexican and South American literature, the Romantic poets and the American Civil War.
-Dale Maharidge, 30, reporter for the Sacramento Bee, Sacramento, Calif. He plans to read classical literature and study the social-economic history and social movements of the United States.
-Michele McDonald, 34, photographer for The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. She plans to study writing, contemporary American history and American foreign policy, particularly in Latin America.
-Eileen McNamara May, 34, reporter with The Boston Globe, Boston. May plans to study law and American social history.
-Lindsay Miller, 39, producer with Public Broadcasting Service, New York. Miller will attend classes in art, music, religion and history.
-Eugene Robinson, 33, city editor of The Washington Post, Washington, D.C. Robinson plans to study Latin American history, literature, culture and the Spanish language.
-William Sutton, 31, city hall reporter with The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia. He will study the United States role in the Caribbean.
-Gene Weingarten, 35, editor, Tropic Magazine, The Miami Herald, Miami. Weingarten plans to study American intellectual history, with a focus on 20th century literature.