The Johns Hopkins Gazette: January 7, 2002
January 7, 2002
VOL. 31, NO. 16


Pew Fellowships Announced at SAIS

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Central Asia, South Asia and East Asia are the destinations of four of the U.S. journalists who were awarded Pew Fellowships in International Journalism for the spring 2002 program at SAIS. Two will report from India and one each from Tajikistan and Cambodia as part of their study and reporting fellowships.

Two groups of eight U.S. journalists are selected each year for the four-month program, which will be in its fifth year in 2002.

We received more applications than ever. The events of Sept. 11 have motivated U.S. journalists to do more international reporting, said John Schidlovsky, director of the Pew International Journalism Program and a veteran former foreign correspondent.

Pew fellows, who are selected by a panel of distinguished journalists and scholars, spend a total of 10 weeks at SAIS studying international affairs and five weeks overseas in a country of their choice. They report on a significant news topic and offer the stories they produce to their news organizations or to other media. The program is supported by a grant from the Pew Charitable Trusts.

The new Pew fellows and the countries on which they will focus are Laurel Bowman, a freelance video journalist from Washington, D.C., Tanzania; Tom Clynes, a freelance writer from New York, India; Michael Flynn, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists in Chicago, Guatemala; Evelyn Hockstein, a freelance photographer from Jerusalem, Tajikistan; Vanessa Hua, San Francisco Chronicle, Panama; Dawn MacKeen, a freelance writer from New York, Egypt; Douglas McGray, a freelance writer from Washington, D.C., India; and Amanda Pike, a freelance video journalist from San Francisco, Cambodia.