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University of Michigan Names International Knight-Wallace Fellows

The Knight-Wallace Fellows program at the University of Michigan has awarded fellowships to five international journalists for the 2011-2012 academic year. Twelve American journalists were named in May. The group is the 38th to be offered fellowships by the University of Michigan.


International Fellows and their study projects are:

Roger Harrabin, environmental analyst, BBC (London); Scarcity: How many rich people can the Earth take?

Alencar Izidoro, reporter, Folha de Sao Paulo (Brazil); Urban Centers and Public Transportation.

Jung-wan Joo, senior reporter, JoongAng Ilbo (Seoul); Changes in the financial markets after the 2008 global financial crisis.

Susanne Koelbl, foreign correspondent, Der Spiegel (Berlin); Syria and its relationship with its neighbors.

Marcelo Leite, opinion editor, Folha de Sao Paulo (Brazil); Economic History and the position Brazil holds among the BRIC countries.


U.S. Fellows and their study projects are:

Adam Allington, reporter, St. Louis Public Radio (KWMU); Transportation and Other Development Issues in the Midwest.

Charlie Frago, reporter, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette; Prosperity Gospel: How Unscrupulous Preachers Fleece the Poor Around the World.

Steve Friess, freelance writer (Newsweek, L.A. Weekly); The Spread of Las Vegas-Style Gambling in China.

McKenzie Funk, freelance writer (National Geographic, Rolling Stone); Economics: The Growth Paradigm.

Vanessa Gezari, freelance writer (St. Petersburg Times, The Washington Post); The Roots of Afghanistan's Storytelling Tradition.

Evan Halper, Sacramento bureau chief, Los Angeles Times; The Race to Dominate the Green Economy.

Andrea Hsu, producer, "All Things Considered," NPR; Innovative approaches to Healthcare Awareness.

Tim Marchman, freelance writer (The Wall Street Journal,; Sports as Cultural Expressions.

Phillip Morris, metro columnist, The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer; The Role of Social Media in Creating Social Change.

Sarah Robbins, senior producer, BBC World News America; The Economy of Brazil.

Aisha Sultan, home/family editor and columnist, St. Louis Post-Dispatch; Raising Children in a Digital Society.

Katie Zezima, reporter and New England bureau manager, The New York Times; Prescription Drug Abuse.

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