Knight science journalism fellows named

April 28, 2003 at 7:08 PM
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 28 (UPI) -- Ten journalists including UPI Science and Technology Editor Dee Ann Divis have been selected for Knight Science Journalism Fellowships at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Each will spend the 2003-2004 academic year conducting independent research on journalistic projects and studying topics of their choice at MIT. The fellows each receive $45,000 to support their studies.

The selected journalists are:

-- Claudio Angelo, science writer for Folha de S. Paulo, Brazil's leading daily newspaper.

-- Kevin Begos, Washington correspondent for the Winston-Salem Journal and other Media General newspapers.

-- Rehana Dada, science television producer for South African Broadcasting Corporation.

-- Dee Ann Divis, science and technology editor of United Press International.

-- Pamela Ferdinand, New England correspondent of The Washington Post.

-- Jessica Gorman, staff writer at Science News magazine.

-- Li Hujun, science editor at Southern Weekend, China's largest weekly newspaper.

-- Steve Mirsky, articles editor and columnist at Scientific American magazine.

-- Jackie Mow, an independent science television producer.

-- Debbie Ponchner, science writer at La Nacion in San Jose, Costa Rica.

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Knight Science Journalism Fellowship is the only year-long academic program specifically for journalists specializing in science, technology, medicine or the environment. Open to reporters, editors and producers, the fellows take courses at both MIT and Harvard University and participate in twice-weekly seminars with leading researchers. The majority of the program's support comes from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

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